FICO, known for its analytics and decision-making products and of course its eponymous credit-scoring service, has a new infographic that summarizes the eight characteristics of a top-notch data scientist. You’ll find it here.
According to Dr. Andrew Jennings, chief analytics officer at FICO and head of FICO Labs, three of these characteristics are most important, and every organization in the market for a data scientist should know what they are. Summary:
1. Problem-Solving Skills
2. Communications Skills
This brief history of data science is an updated version of Gil Press’s “A Very Short History of Data Science.” The timeline depicts how data scientists became sexy is mostly the story of the coupling of the mature discipline of statistics with a very young one–computer science. The term “Data Science” has emerged only recently to specifically designate a new profession that is expected to make sense of the vast stores of big data. But making sense of data has a long history and has been discussed by scientists, statisticians, librarians, computer scientists and others for years. The following timeline traces the evolution of the term “Data Science” and its use, attempts to define it, and related terms.
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Social analytics is the discipline of aggregating and analyzing online conversations and social activity generated by brands across social channels.Here’s an info graphic framework, from Awareness, for using social analytics for marketing and sales effectiveness. The framework also includes usable basic and advanced measures and metrics for most of the factors (e.g., brand awareness, program effectiveness, etc.).
CSC is one of the pioneers in the rapidly growing field of big data.As most of us already know, “big data” is changing dramatically right before our eyes – from the amount of data being produced to the way in which it’s structured (or not) and used. One million time as much data is lost each day than is consumed. This trend of big data growth presents enormous challenges, but it also presents incredible business opportunities (Monetization of Data). This big data growth infographic helps you visualize some of the latest trends.