The data science revolution is bringing a shift in the direction of the cloud—and with it a sea change in the roles of IT professionals. Discover how focusing on data science can help you keep your career afloat in a changing business environment.
Everybody talks about the weather—and now businesses can turn that talk into insight. A recent hackathon highlighted ways data scientists can create smart data applications for meteorological forecasting and address the weather data analytics needs of a range of organizations.
Demand for data scientists is growing. Strong analytical skills and the ability to tap into the expertise of the larger analytical community helps new and seasoned data scientists keep up with new trends and continue to hone their skill sets.
Data science by itself is an ineffectual civic-governance tool if it lacks strong champions who can wield it to get things done in the legislative, executive and judicial branches. Big data analytics can influence public policy if it helps frame a compelling case in the minds of decision makers for
I'm impressed with initiatives in the U.S. data scientist community to volunteer their time to worthy causes at home and abroad. Clearly, most of the data scientists who participate in communities such as New York-based DataKind have day jobs to pay the bills. But they see larger humanitarian
Data scientists, like anybody else, tend to gravitate to where the jobs are, especially those that fetch higher salaries, offer the resources needed to achieve their dreams and promise more rewarding career paths. For that reason, larger employers with well-established, amply funded big data
Working journalists are locked into a never-ending race against time. Not only are reporters always up against deadlines, but they are constantly scrambling to make sure they break the news before the competition. As more people turn to online news sources (including, but not limited to traditional
Today only a small percentage of the C-suite leadership are strong advocates for the use of analytics to speed decision making and institute change (24 percent). We explore how leading organizations are leveraging executive sponsorship to developing a data driven culture, corporate-wide decision-
"Nothing is as practical as a really good theory." That's what one of my college professors once told us, and I've always believed it.
Newton, Einstein and the other giants of science didn't have big data. But they had big thoughts—and just enough samples of the right kinds of data—to show that
In the cloud, crowdsourcing means tapping into all of the expertise that's in the ecosystem. This world's problems are too large for any one person to have all the answers. Likewise, the challenges confronting humanity are growing too complex, dynamic and multifaceted for any one algorithm,
Year-end predictions are like yule logs: everyone wants to throw their own on the communal fire to see if it makes a joyous crackle. Even if it's only for one's own edification, it's good to collect your thoughts on what might trend, what might end and what the main disruptors will be in the fast-
Hilary Mason is the "chief scientist emeritus" at Bitly, co-founder of HackNY, and an adviser to Accel Partners. She is also a curious data scientist, which is one factor that has led to her being one of the most influential people in her field. She talked with us about what it takes to be a top