What can be done about the data science skills gap?

The swelling demand for data scientists coupled with the evident skills gap has implications for the global economy as well as the tech industry. What’s causing it, and what can be done to address it?

Most people working in STEM don’t need to be told that data science is a fast-growing and hugely lucrative enterprise, largely due to the estimated 20,000-fold leap in data volumes between 2000 and 2020. If data is ‘the new oil’, then the data scientist functions much like an oil refinery, converting data into insights that can both save money and generate capital.

Author: Eva Short


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  1. There’s a platform on the web that can help to close the gap. It’s called Executable English, and it’s online at .

    Could be the beginning of the end of coding!

    If you are reading this, you already know the ‘programming’ language (English) .

    The platform is live online with many examples. You are invited to write and run your own examples too. Shared use is free, and there are no commercials. Nothing to download, just point a browser to


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