Data scientists key in boardroom decisions

Big data is fast becoming the biggest buzz phrase in business. It is such a strategic imperative that recent research from Accenture showed that 87% of enterprises believe big data analytics will redefine the competitive landscape of their industries within three years.

Does this mean the data scientist – the person responsible for analysing and extracting value from the data – should get a seat at the boardroom table? Big Data is a broad term referring to any set of data – or information – that is too large or complex to analyse using traditional methods.


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