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Industry Differences in Data Science Roles, Skills and Project Outcomes

The AnalyticsWeek and Business Over Broadway Data Science Survey survey revealed industry differences in data science roles, proficiency in data science skills and satisfaction with work outcomes. The Information Technology industry is home to most data scientists. Data scientists who are Researchers outnumber the other types of data scientists in six of the top 10 industries […]

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Are You Using the Right Data Science Tools for Your Big Data Projects?

Data scientists rely on tools/products/solutions to help them get insights from data. Gregory Piatetsky of KDNuggets conducts an annual survey of data professionals to better understand the different types of tools they use. Here are the results of the 2015 survey. He followed his initial posting with additional analyses to better understand which tools go together. […]

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Data Science Job Roles Across Organizational Levels

Data scientists work at all levels of the organization. Our survey of data professionals revealed that Director-level data scientists have the highest level of proficiency across many data science skills and work with more of their peers compared to data scientists who are Individual Contributors, Managers or even Executives. Satisfaction with outcome of analytics projects did […]

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How IBM is Transforming Data Science

I am at the IBM InterConnect 2016 event in Las Vegas. While this event, IBM's largest (estimated 24,000 attendees!), is billed as a cloud and mobile conference, sessions focused on a variety of related solutions around analytics, security, DevOps (which I learned is a methodology) and Watson Internet of Things. I was invited by IBM as […]

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For Data Scientists, Big Data is not so Big

In our study of data scientists, we found that only about a third of them possessed skills needed to handle big and distributed data. These results are in line with findings from other studies that find that data scientists typically analyze small data sets. We examined the proficiency of data scientists across 25 different data science skills. […]

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