Data Science Myths and Mathemagical Powers
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These prevailing myths obscure the fundamental reality: data scientists are at the heart of the big data economy. Yes, they often have superpowers, but not in a mythical sense. Their prowess comes from high-performance tools, platforms, practices, and teams.
The superpowerful data scientist is a transformative figure in modern business. Anjul Bhambhri, vice president of big data products at IBM, put it best. The data scientist, she said, is “part analyst, part artist." The people who excel in this role are those who are "inquisitive, who can stare at data and spot trends. It's almost like a Renaissance individual who really wants to learn and bring change to an organization."
Source: “Data Scientists: Myths and Mathemagical Powers,” James Kobielus, Thinking Inside the Box, June 29, 2012