What Is Data Science and Who are Data Scientists?

Per Wikipedia, Data Science is the extraction of knowledge from large volumes of data that are structured or unstructured, which is a continuation of the field data mining and predictive analytics, also known as knowledge discovery and data mining (KDD).

Does anyone know  a “data scientist”? Data scientists work with large data sets, analysis models, and technological solutions to help businesses drive more data-driven decisions. This is known as data science. Data scientists should have these six skill sets:

Tech Skills

  • Programmer
  • Statistician
  • Domain SME

People Skills

  • Artist
  • Client Facing
  • Communicator

As you can imagine, it is very difficult to find people who have expertise in all 6 skills sets.

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The unique blend of skills required for a role on a data science team is being debated and almost everyone around the globe who is associated with Big Data, Analytics and Visualization has opinion on this topic.

DMAI has determined that the best lineup for our clients in the Philippines is a veteran business analyast, a big data analyst and a data modeling expert.

Ask me how you can get a data science team set up in your business.


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