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Emerging Role of the Data Scientist and the Art of Data Science

Published: 20 March 2012

ID: G00227058

Analyst(s): Lisa Kart , Douglas Laney


Data scientists can be invaluable in generating insights, especially from "big data;" but their unique combination of technical and business skills, together with their heightened demand, makes them difficult to find or cultivate.

Table Of Contents


  • Conditions Leading to the Emergence of Data Science
  • Searching for Scientists of the Data Kind
  • Data Science Skills
    • Data Management
    • Analytics Modeling
    • Business Analysis
    • Soft Skills

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