What is Data Engineering and Why Is It So Important?

What is Data Engineering? The key to understanding what data engineering lies in the “engineering” part. Engineers design and build things. “Data” engineers design and build pipelines that transform and transport data into a format wherein, by the time it reaches the Data Scientists or other end users, it is in a highly usable state. These pipelines […]

6 Steps to Build an Advanced Analytics Team

Advanced analytics is a complex undertaking that presents big strategic opportunities but also big data challenges. Your organization needs the right data and analytics talent at the right time in the right place to take advantage. How do you do this? This guide provides an overview of key steps. Looking for insights about how to build […]

UCSB’s Data Science Initiative – A Response to Shifting Interests

This Quantcrunch Report examines how a major, top ranked university is addressing shifting student, employer and donor interest in data science and related fields. A Top Ranked University Envisions a Data Science Degree Program University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) is ranked number 34 among national universities and number 5 among public universities in US News […]

Is There a Data Scientist Shortage in 2019?

Since December 2013, data science postings have rocketed 256%—more than tripling. – Indeed Hiring Lab, January 2019. Demand for data scientists is booming and will only increase. The supply of skilled applicants, however, is growing at a slower pace. – Search Business Analytics, January 2019 Data Science has taken off like discounted Nutella in a European supermarket – Clint Chegin, Product Scientist […]

Data Science Skills – A Brief Guide

“Data is useless without the skill to analyze it” – Jeanne Harris, author of “Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning” Are you looking to hire data scientists or develop them internally? Or, you might be a new graduate wondering what skills are needed to be a top data scientist and what technical skills will be covered during […]

Do Data Scientists Need a Master’s in Data Science?

Google (or Bing if you please) “Master’s in Data Science” these days and you will see at least four ads for Data Science degree programs. You’ll also probably see several links to https://www.mastersindatascience.org including one sporting their ad: “How to Become a Data Scientist: Master’s Degree in Data Science” You’ll see articles ranking and discussing the merits […]