Data scientists are in high demand as executives seek talented individuals capable of unlocking the hidden value from big data to create big business results. But managing such scarce talent requires a proactive approach over the short, medium and long term.
Big data is enabling companies to gain new insights into areas ranging from customer behaviour to how their businesses function. These data-driven findings can have profound results on the bottom line.
The explosive growth in the amount of available data and an appreciation of its value is going to continue driving very strong demand for data scientists. In fact, their rarity already has some executives describing them as “unicorns”.