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Data Digest: Focus on the Data Scientist

How enterprises define the role, how to many hands make data science easier, and defining the data science team.

Defining “Data Scientist”

The data scientist has been described with so much enthusiasm that it is hard to understand exactly what data scientists do. Obviously, they crunch numbers, but the role encompasses much more than that. This article explores what most enterprises are looking for in a data scientist.

Read more at InfoQ

Many Hands Make Data Science Lighter Work

In the previous article (above), it seemed that data scientists are asked to do an overwhelming amount of work. This article discusses enterprises that are tackling data science a different way: democratizing the process by teaching existing analysts enough skills to take on data science work.

Read more at Forbes

Data Scientists Require Accurate Titles

Data scientist is such a new position that the job description is often unclear. This article analyses various attempts to solve the shortage of data scientists, including the citizen data scientists discussed in the previous article and data science teams (where members have titles that reflect their specific expertise).


About the Author

Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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