Thinking about a career as a data scientist? You may soon become one of the most sought-after people in the industry. Think about this – the data scientist career is projected to grow by 18.7 percent by 2020, and Big Data is expected to be a 53.4 billion industry by 2016 (Source, VentureBeat).
So what is a data scientist exactly and what kind of skills are needed to succeed in this career?
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Join the conversation as The Greater IBM Connection (#GreaterIBM) hosts a Tweet Chat on the topic of Data Science careers on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 12pm-1pm ET. (Alternate link to join if Twubs is down = http://tweetchat.com/room/GreaterIBM)
Our panelists for the Tweet Chat will be Jim Kobielus and Tom Deutsch
Jim Kobielus, IBM Senior Program Director, Product Marketing, Big Data Analytics (Photo Credit: Data Informed)
James Kobielus (@jameskobielus) is an industry veteran and serves as IBM’s big data evangelist. He spearheads IBM’s thought leadership activities in Big Data, Hadoop, enterprise data warehousing, advanced analytics, business intelligence, data management, and next best action technologies. He works with IBM’s product management and marketing teams in Big Data. He has spoken at such leading industry events as Hadoop Summit, Strata, and Forrester Business Process Forum. He has published several business technology books and is a very popular provider of original commentary on blogs and many social media. Prior to joining IBM in 2012, Jim worked as a Senior Analyst on Big Data at Forrester Research and an editor at Network World. To learn more about Jim, see the links below:
Tom Deutsch, IBM Program Director – Big Data and Advanced Analytics
Tom Deutsch (@thomasdeutsch), IBM Program Director in Big Data & Analytics, has more than 20 years in the industry. As a veteran of two startups, Deutsch is an expert on the technical, strategic and business information management issues facing the Enterprise today. Most of Tom’s work has been on emerging technologies and business challenges, and he brings a strong focus on the cross-functional work required to have early stage project succeed. He played a formative role in the transition of Hadoop-based technology from IBM Research to IBM Software Group, and he continues to be involved with IBM Research Big Data activities and transition from Research to commercial products. Tom created the IBM BigInsights Hadoop based product, and then has spent several years helping customers with Apache Hadoop, BigInsights and Streams technologies identifying architecture fit, developing business strategies and managing early stage projects across more than 200 customer engagements. Tom has co-authored a Big Data book (Harness the Power of Big Data) and multiple thought papers. To learn more about Tom, see the links below:
So, please join the #GreaterIBM Tweet Chat on 12/4/13 from 12pm – 1pm ET as we discuss “Is Data Science Your Next Career?”. You can join at twubs.com/GreaterIBM
IS DATA SCIENCE YOUR NEXT CAREER questions:
- Q1: Why is the data science field growing so much?
- Q2: How would you define ‘data scientist’ as a profession?
- Q3: What are the hottest specialties for data scientists?
- Q4: What type of skills, education, and aptitude are needed to become a data scientist?
- Q5: What are the chief pitfalls to avoid in building a career as a data scientist?
#GreaterIBM Tweet Chat
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Time: 12pm – 1pm US ET
Join the Tweet Chat: twubs.com/GreaterIBM
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- Posted by Julie Yamamoto, Program Manager The Greater IBM Connection