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How IBM Is Hoping To Close The Massive Big Data And Analytics Skills Gap - Forbes

How IBM Is Hoping To Close The Massive Big Data And Analytics Skills Gap - Forbes | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
The amount of data in our world is growing at an unprecedented rate but at the same time many companies are struggling to turn that data into valuable insights. A key problem is the lack of people with the right analytics skills. The demand for data scientists is said to [...]
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Learn From the Industry's Best - Big Data University

Learn From the Industry's Best - Big Data University | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Learn about big data, data science and analytic technologies using hands-on exercises. Topics include, Spark, Hadoop, Python, R, NoSQL databases, and more!
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The 2 Types Of Data Scientists Everyone Should Know About

The 2 Types Of Data Scientists Everyone Should Know About | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Guest blog post by Bernard Marr.
It depends entirely on how broadly you categorize them. In reality, of course – there are as many “types” of data scientist as…
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Big Data - What I've Learned The Most

Big Data - What I've Learned The Most | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
1.1 - Introduction In the last few years, we’ve produced more data than in all of human history. It’s set to become one of the greatest sources of power in the 21st century. Some people describe bi...
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Newly minted data analysts in high demand - FCW

Newly minted data analysts in high demand - FCW | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
N.C. State's Institute for Advanced Analytics said 55 employers offered more than $22 million in salaries and signing bonuses to 75 job seekers from the class of 2014.
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How Many Data Scientists Does the World Really Need?

How Many Data Scientists Does the World Really Need? | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
The buzz is all about 'Big Data' and how best to use it to generate actionable intelligence. To do this, companies will need to hire loads of highly trained, highly paid data scientists -- or will they?
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Becoming a Data Scientist - Curriculum via Metromap - Pragmatic Perspectives

Becoming a Data Scientist - Curriculum via Metromap - Pragmatic Perspectives | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Becoming a data scientist a journey; for sure a challenging one. But how do you go about becoming one? Where to start? When do you start seeing light at the end of the tunnel? What is the learning roadmap?
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Big Data 101: How Higher Ed Is Teaching Data Science

Big Data 101: How Higher Ed Is Teaching Data Science | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Universities are developing analytics curricula to educate future data professionals, with help from IBM and other partners.
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What exactly do data scientists do? - Lifestyle - dna

What exactly do data scientists do? - Lifestyle -  dna | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
They find truth, intrigue and drama in what is dry-as-dust information to us, says Shraddha Uchil, who met a few of these cyberspace alchemists. - Lifestyle dna
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So what skills would a person need to become a good data scientist?

 

Academically, a basic foundation in computer science, mathematics and statistics is sufficient, says Bhattacharji. However, the  alchemy of these skills is what differentiates the boys from the men.

 

Agreeing with him, Harsh Singhal, a data scientist at LinkedIn, says, “Data scientists come from multi-disciplinary backgrounds. They can code, create visuals, convert data into products and they can tell stories.” In other words, a data scientist has to be a storyteller. Data science is all about being curious and spotting trends by looking beyond the obvious.

 

Say, for instance, Flipkart, arguably India's most popular e-commerce portal, wants to know which of its customers are most likely to commit credit card frauds. How do they go about it? “If you look at a customer's files, all the raw data is available,” says Regunath B, the principal architect at Flipkart. But what’s just raw data to the unskilled is a juicy bag of information to a data scientist. And here’s where he works his magic.

 

“A data scientist uses algorithms to predict possible fraud, and keeps the company updated,” he adds. Thus, a data scientist must be able to understand problems from the business' perspective.

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Analyzing the Analyzers - "The variety of data scientist". O'Reilly Media | #datascience #dataviz

Analyzing the Analyzers - "The variety of data scientist". O'Reilly Media | #datascience #dataviz | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it

There has been intense excitement in recent years around activities labeled data science, big data, and analytics....


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However, the lack of clarity around these terms and, particularly, around the skill sets and capabilities of their practitioners has led to inefficient communication between "data scientists" and the organizations requiring their services. This lack of clarity has frequently led to missed opportunities. To address this issue, we surveyed several hundred practitioners via the Web to explore the varieties of skills, experiences, and viewpoints in the emerging data science community.

 

We used dimensionality reduction techniques to divide potential data scientists into five categories based on their self-ranked skill sets (Statistics, Math/Operations Research, Business, Programming, and Machine Learning/Big Data), and four categories based on their self-identification (Data Researchers, Data Businesspeople, Data Engineers, and Data Creatives). Further examining the respondents based on their division into these categories provided additional insights into the types of professional activities, educational background, and even scale of data used by different types of Data Scientists.

 

In this report, we combine our results with insights and data from others to provide a better understanding of the diversity of practitioners, and to argue for the value of clearer communication around roles, teams, and careers.

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Training a Whole Generation of Data Scientists (with images, tweets)

Data Science is the hot topic right now in the data world.
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Business school to add 'big data' degree - The GW Hatchet

Business school to add 'big data' degree - The GW Hatchet | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
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"The consulting firm McKinsey & Company projects 1.5 million openings for business managers with background in big data by 2018"

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Big data solutions: trends, innovation

Big data solutions: trends, innovation | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
We have seen the birth to a generation of enterprises that are data-rich and analytically driven, eagerly following trends in big data and analytics. Let’s tak…
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Walmart: The Big Data Skills Crisis And Recruiting Analytics Talent

Walmart: The Big Data Skills Crisis And Recruiting Analytics Talent | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
As the amount of digital information generated by businesses and organizations continues to grow exponentially, a challenge –or as some have put it, a crisis–has developed. There just aren’t enough people with the required skills to analyze and interpret this information–transforming it from raw numerical (or other) data into actionable insights [...]
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KPMG and Rackspace open Science to Data Science school to fill data scientist black hole

KPMG and Rackspace open Science to Data Science school to fill data scientist black hole | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
The first intake of 85 students have arrived at the school and all of them come from a range of PhD subject backgrounds that are able to be shaped...
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Graduate Programs in #BigData Analytics and Data Science

Graduate Programs in #BigData Analytics and Data Science | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Graduate Programs  in Big Data Analytics and Data Science Last updated: December 16, 2013 See below for online programs and online courses American Sentinel University Master of Health Care Informa...
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White House To Universities: We Need More Data Scientists

White House To Universities: We Need More Data Scientists | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
New York University University of California-Berkeley and the University of Washington are launching a $37.8 million project to boost the numbers of...
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University of Rochester lauches an Institute for Data Science

University of Rochester lauches an Institute for Data Science | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
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The big data employment boom - Fortune Tech

The big data employment boom - Fortune Tech | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Big data jobs aren't just for engineers and IT departments -- analysts could come from just about anywhere.
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Five Roles You Need on Your Big Data Team

Quant skills are necessary but not sufficient.

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What Kind Of Data Scientist Are You?

What Kind Of Data Scientist Are You? | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
OReilly just surveyed 250 data scientists about their skills and came up with the four types of data scientistand one shocking outside finding.

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Arizona State Joins The Rolls Of Data Science Grad Programs - Forbes

Arizona State Joins The Rolls Of Data Science Grad Programs - Forbes | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
The demand for data scientists and sophisticated data analysts is driving more universities to create specialized programs. Arizona State has already see a lot of interest from local companies and from students.
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“All 38 graduates of NCSU’s 2012 class had job offers before completing the program; more than half received at least three, said Oglesby. “Ninety-two percent had positions upon graduation.”

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