The industrywide data scientist shortage is leading companies like Schneider Electric to look internally for employees with a technical background and invest in training them. Implementing successful AI applications has to be supported by a team of data scientists, but the industry is facing a data scientist shortage and skyrocketing salary requirements for these professionals. How can companies tackle the issue?
Amy deCastro, vice president of human resources for the secure power business at Schneider Electric, a multinational energy management and automation company, offers a new perspective to the search for data scientists. She recommends starting by talking to your existing employees, spotting the ones with a passion for data and a semi-technical background, and investing in data science training for them. Editor’s note: The following has been edited for clarity and length.
Author: Kassidy Kelley