Hiring data scientists is like hunting unicorns

That’s the state of play with analytics and the skilled people needed to ‘drive’ analytics, according to Geoffrey Taylor, academic program manager at business analytics firm SAS.

It’s not technology holding back organizations getting the most out of analytics, but a lack of talent, as a recent MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS study, The Talent Dividend, has found. More than four in 10 of the 2,500 survey respondents highlighted a lack of appropriate analytical skills as a major problem.

Author: Janine Milne


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