The Role of the Data Scientist is in High Demand. But What Does it Take to Fill the Job?

As businesses rely increasingly on data to help them become more intelligent enterprises, the roles that involve data skills have become ever more sought-after. I recently attended the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP) in Washington, D.C. 

There was a notable number of sessions and tracks this year solely focused on “Data Science” and blending the worlds of Computer Science and Social Science together. Industrial/Organizational Psychologists, the discipline within which I was trained, are taught to leverage research methods and advanced statistics to better understand people at work and leverage those insights to improve workplaces.


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