Many companies jump the gun in hiring data scientists

Do you know why you’re hiring data scientists? A lot of companies feel pressure to hire one, but a lot of companies aren’t ready for them or don’t know what to do with them, said Stephen Gatchell, head of data governance at Bose Corporation, during a closing keynote panel at the recent Global Artificial Intelligence Conference in Boston.

Before hiring a data scientist, Gatchell suggested IT departments first need to determine the business case for hiring one and then create a solid data foundation from which to build from. That foundation doesn’t necessarily need the highest quality data, Gatchell argued, just enough of it to get data scientists started and train the AI models.

Author: Brian Holak


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