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Revenge of the nerds: Shortage of qualified data scientists
The upsurge of demand for data scientists is indicative of the growing significance of analytics as a critical source of competitive advantage today.

Jul 05, 2013 | Levina Lim

Touted as the magicians of the Big Data era, the term “data scientist” was immensely popularised when Harvard Business Review hailed it as “the sexiest job of the 20th century”. If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then data scientists must surely be the new sex symbol for men in the 21st century. Also known as “quants”, some recent graduates are earning an attractive six-figure salary; and major investment banks take an especial interest to the best grads in this field. Data scientists are versatile number-crunches with skills that can be applied in various ways Figure…

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Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Management
Keywords: Data Scientist, Big Data, Dan Wagner, Ubiquitous Analytics, FICO
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