Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Data Team

by   |    November 12, 2012

Organizations who are hiring data scientists should avoid a few common mistakes like requiring Ph.Ds, focusing solely on skills or hiring arrogant data rock stars. Talent Analytics CEO Greta Roberts said curious minded people are often self taught, and don’t get advanced Read More…


Hack/Reduce Boston To Foster Big Data Talent [video]

by   |    November 12, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The nonprofit big data research space Hack/Reduce held its grand opening party at its  location just outside MIT on Thursday, with government officials, students, venture capitalists and data scientists mingling and celebrating the new public private partnership. The project Read More…


Using Analytics to Build Your Data Science Team

by   |    November 7, 2012

The global analytics talent shortage makes creating a well-rounded data science department a daunting task. Personalities collide, skill sets vary and a traditional interview is not always an accurate determination of whether a professional will fit the position. Talent Analytics Read More…






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INFORMS to Offer Analytics Professional Certification

by   |    October 10, 2012

The shortage of data analytics professionals forecast for the next few years means enterprises may be hiring people without knowing for sure if they can do the job. But the folks at INFORMS hope the organization’s new certification program will be the industry’s proverbial gold seal of approval for analytics professionals. Read More…


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New Data Era Requires New Skills for Analysts, New Attitudes for Managers

by   |    October 9, 2012

It’s the first inning in the era of big data analytics, and the technologies and methodologies to pull value out of big data are viable and readily available. But in order to succeed in the game, according to Link Analytics CEO Will Hakes, there are a lot of changes that need to be made in the corporate and academic world to adopt the necessary skills and mindsets to take advantage of big data analytics. Read More…