KDnuggets talks to IBM: Data scientists: Hire an individual or team?
KDnuggets recent poll about Data Science - Individual vs Team has caught attention of IBM. Listen to the podcast where I discuss the unexpected findings of this poll and other Data Science topics.
Recent KDnuggets Poll Split on Data Science Skills: Individual vs Team approach caught attention of David Pittman, IBM Social Media Strategist, who talked to me recently about the poll and Data Science in general.
Here is the summary of the podcast:
Data scientists: Hire an individual or team? (14:05 mins)
Most data science positions require a combination of technical and business skils.
Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, @KDnuggets, the editor and publisher of KDnuggets, and a well-known expert in business analytics, data mining and data science, joined David Pittman to talk about that mix and the elusive "data scientist unicorn." He also shared interesting findings from a poll he conducted on KDnuggets about what people look for when hiring data scientists. As his photo illustrates, he also demonstrated the evolution from data miners to data scientists.
The "Data Science Team vs Indivial" Poll also was the basis of a thoughtful article in Forbes by Gil Press Big Data Debates: Individuals Vs. Teams, Feb 2014.