Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
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Data Science: What It Is and How It Can Help Your Company

  • August 15, 2016
  • By Brian Lindauer, Eliezer Kanal
  • In this webinar, we discussed what the term “data science” means, what skills a data scientist brings to the table, and what competitive edge data science can bring to your team.
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  • Abstract

    Over the past few years, there has been a veritable explosion of hiring in the field of data science. Just ten years ago, the phrase data scientist was almost unheard of; nowadays, data scientist positions are advertised across numerous industries, with a particular focus on high tech. What is this position and why is it relevant? In this webinar, we discussed this position from a number of angles—what the term “data science” means, what skills a data scientist brings to the table, what competitive edge data science can bring to your team, and the differences between data science and business analysis. We also discussed a number of case studies that describe how data science can be integrated into existing businesses as well as how to best make use of data scientists’ skills.