Grow your own citizen data scientists with these 5 tips

Each day, 2.5 quintillion new bytes of data are created around the world. That’s a lot of data to manage, and it requires companies to invest in experts capable of analyzing it and using it to spur innovation.

A data scientist can be a valuable addition to any enterprise organization. In fact, there are over 2.5 million data scientist jobs in the US and this number grew by 12% from 2012 to 2016. The need for data scientists is so great, there has been a rise in what’s known as the “citizen data scientist.” This scientific role isn’t filled by someone who specializes in statistics and analytics — these scientists perform a different business function in an organization, with statistics and analysis taking a secondary role in their job obligations.

Author: Matthew Denham


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