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