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Data scientists are highly educated experts who can guide and educate general managers on the potential of big data-era analytics. They have a distinctive set of skills, aptitudes and attitudes. They design the intricate models, algorithms and visualizations that can help companies distill insights from huge volumes of chaotic data.
More and more, companies are realizing data-derived insights can lead to new ideas to increase profit and market share. In a big-data world, you should expect data scientists to create large-scale business value.
Jeanne Harris examines the contributions that data scientists can make to companies in the article. She is managing director, information technology research, for the Accenture Institute for High Performance.
Read the full article, What Should You Expect from a Data Scientist?, which was published in the December 13, 2013 issue of The Guardian.
January 28, 2014
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