The Rise of the Financial Data Scientist

What it takes to become a financial data scientist and why financial institutions are recruiting candidates quickly. By Vivian Zhang, founder and CTO of NYC Data Science Academy and adjunct professor at Stony Brook University. She is a data scientist who has been devoted to the analytics industry, the development and the use of data technologies for several years.

The future of finance relies heavily on data. Perhaps more accurately, it relies on professionals that can work with data. In an EY study that focused on the future of finance, 57% of respondents noted that building skills in predictive and prescriptive analytics is critical for the future. When asked what financial skills are necessary five years from now, 53% noted big data and advanced analytics.


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