If you were a data scientist three years ago, you could pretty much write your own ticket. Everybody in the industry, it seemed, either wanted to hire a data scientist, or wanted to be one. But today, thanks to a confluence of factors, organizations are beginning to question whether they need these digital unicorns at all.
The key to understanding the dynamic at play here is to separate the activity of “data science” from the persona of “data scientists.” Organizations most definitely want to do data science to get insight from their data. But they’re finding that they don’t necessarily need a classically data scientist to get there.
Author: Alex Woodie