Companies whose investments focus on growing talent in data sciences help not only their processes, but also the company as a whole. In our most recent global study on big data analytics, we concluded that the gap between the demand for analytics talent globally and the supply of analytics talent
Bernard Marr is founder and CEO of the UK-based Advanced Performance Institute (www.ap-institute.com) , which is one of the world’s leading research and advisory organizations on organizational performance. He has authored several best-selling business books as well as hundreds of top analyst
I’ve encountered many customers who are keen to ditch their data warehouse and use Hadoop to store the organization’s data as a cost-saving measure and to provide more flexibility to the business. However, an oft-overlooked consequence of eliminating the data warehouse is that analysts are now
Data science can only function as a sustainable business resource if it’s managed professionally. Regardless of how your organization chooses to organize your data scientists, you need a layer of professional management. The core reasons for this are clear:
keep data science initiatives aligned
Speed of thought is something we like to imagine operates at a single high-velocity setting. But that’s just not the case. Some modes of cognition are painfully slow, such as pondering the bewildering panoply of investment options available under your company’s retirement plan. But some other modes
Many of my waking hours are spent explaining to people that “big data” is not as opaque and mysterious a concept as they’ve been led to believe. To the extent that I can hold their attention for a detailed technical discussion, I can alleviate their concerns that it might all be smoke or mirrors or
The unfathomable scale of the universe we inhabit strains everybody’s powers of imagination. Trying to analyze the forces that shape it all, across all scales, is probably the greatest scientific challenge that humanity will ever face.
Geospatial analytics is usually focused on the nearest nook of
Data science has been called the "sexiest profession of the 21st century." Well known big data evangelist James Kobielus describes what a data scientist is and does, what paradigms and practices one must know and what skills and knowledge one should possess. He also questions if the typical "sexy
Openness is where the world is headed. It’s the core principle in truly agile governance of a dynamic, complex, smarter planet.
Openness means many things to many people. From a big-data perspective, we can break down the key dimensions of openness as follows:
Open platform and ecosystems: Open-
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
You don’t often think of data scientists as “programmers,” per se, but they are the pivotal application developers in the age of big data.
What, after all, is a “programmer”? Wikipedia’s definition of “programming” is instructive: “the comprehensive process that leads from an original formulation
Businesses are plunging headlong into the age of social listening analytics without fully thinking through the many issues surrounding the quality of this intelligence. There is plenty of valuable customer intelligence to be had from filtering the social firehose. However, the overwhelming volume,
Modern business thrives on fresh ideas from a skilled pool of data professionals, ranging from data scientists to business subject-matter experts. Data-driven organizations succeed when all personnel—both technical and business—have a common understanding of the core big-data best skills, tools and
Few people become data scientists to get rich. If that’s their overriding goal, they tend to gravitate toward enterpreneurship and, possibly, partnerships with well-established rockstar data scientists (who, at that stage in their careers, probably do expect to get filthy rich beyond their wildest
"Data scientist" has been called the "sexiest job of the 21st century," but what exactly is a data scientist and what does one do? Big Data Evangelist James Kobielus explains by way of shooting down 10 myths about the role.
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