What Intel’s Bob Rogers looks for when hiring data scientists

In a recent talk at Harvard University, Bob Rogers, Intel’s chief data scientist, explained what he looks for when hiring data scientists. CIOs well-versed in the must-have traits of a business intelligence expert but with limited exposure to data scientists might want to take note.

“When I think about what makes a great data scientist, I start with a definition of data scientist and how I would contrast that with analysts from days of yore — say three or four years ago,” Rogers said, with a nod to the blistering pace of change in analytics. Analysts — those hotshots of yore — query data and craft reports to the exact specifications of a business owner or manager, to wit: Create a report on the number of widgets sold last quarter.

Author: Bob Rogers


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