Companies of all stripes are turning to data science to unlock the value in their data. However, finding highly trained data scientists to build the systems has proven to be a very difficult task. Now many organizations are looking to citizen data scientists to help them find actionable insights within big data.
While the idea of citizen data science isn’t new, the practice is still fairly new to many companies. The entire discipline of data science is still in its early stages, which means the citizen data science movement is even earlier in its evolution. Despite the novelty of citizen data science, the practice is growing quickly thanks to a number of factors, including difficulty in finding full-fledged data scientists and steady improvement in the quality of tools.
Author: Alex Woodie