Posts tagged future
The Fastest Growing Analytics And Data Science Roles Today

Not long ago, the role of Data Scientist was what most companies wanted to discuss with me in terms of roles they needed to understand and add to their organizations. Then, the role of Data Engineer became a big topic of discussion. In the past year, there has been a massive increase of attention being paid to yet another role that is still new enough that its title hasn’t been standardized.

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Plan For Big Data Like It's 2000

Remember 2000? Everybody was very happy with the fact that Y2K had passed without nary a glitch, and the e-commerce revolution was in full flower. Most of the attention went to e-commerce startups, but IT-oriented people my age and older also recall that many larger firms were attempting to embrace e-commerce. While I was only on the fringes of that movement, in many cases a consultant or academic like me would be brought in to help a company strategize about this important new capability.

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Analytic Teams Are Rapidly Reaching Critical Mass

Over the past year, I have seen a very positive and encouraging shift in my discussions with organizations about the analytic talent that they employ.  More and more discussions are about how to best structure an analytics organization as many companies have now found themselves with enough analytic professionals to make it necessary to figure out how to make the most of them.

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Keep Your Data Scientist... Send Me A Data Artist!

There is a lot of hype about the new position of “Data Scientist” (see January’s Fortune magazine). I am always happy for analytics professionals to get recognition and excitement about what we do and I’m not really hung up on what title is used. However, if you take the time to think about it, the roles and responsibilities of a data scientist are virtually identical to what analytics people have been doing for years - a fact that seems to get lost at times.

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