For Vodafone NZ, the slogan that data science is a team sport took on new meaning. Based in a small, isolated market, the company had to bypass traditional HR approaches, taking a Moneyball-like rationale to build the right team.
There is good reason that Googling the phrase “Data science is a team sport” brings up so many entries. The skills that are required of a data scientist are so varied that it would be practically impossible to find them in a single person. And even if you could find somebody that embodies all those qualities, you will likely have to pay top dollar for them.
Author: Tony Baer (Ovum)