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What Do Data Scientists & Unicorns Have in Common?

Posted by Sagence Recruiting Team

6/12/14 12:52 PM

Earlier this year Information Management wrote an article that discussed what the author refers to as “emerging data scientist urban legends.” The article is aptly titled “Who is the Data Scientist?” Given what I know about data scientists, much of the commentary in the article resonated with me – and made for an entertaining read. However, as a recruiter vs. a data scientist (or a unicorn), I can't attest to this first-hand. So I took to the streets (a.k.a., the Sagence consulting staff) to get their perspective. Here’s what I learned….

What makes a great data scientist is someone who has a combination of mathematical and statistical expertise along with a strong business sense, a passion for digging into data, and the ability to tell a story.

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Topics: Recruiting

Data Analytics Professionals – Taking us from hindsight to foresight

Posted by Sagence Recruiting Team

4/22/14 5:30 AM

Successful data analytics professionals typically possess deep, practical experience in a number of competencies, ranging from data profiling to leveraging industry-leading tools and technologies to drive value.

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Topics: Recruiting

How Does a Data Scientist Find a Great Restaurant?

Posted by Sagence Recruiting Team

4/17/14 10:53 AM

There are many ways to find a good restaurant. Some people ask for recommendations or read reviews in newspapers and magazines. Others use restaurant guides (Zagat, Michelin) or websites/apps (Yelp, Urbanspoon). People consider many factors, e.g., location, cost, service, decor, atmosphere, and cuisine. The occasion also plays a role–people choose different restaurants for a business meal, an evening out with college friends, or a date night.

This data scientist’s quest is not to simply find a good restaurant but to find the one truly great restaurant. Economists call it a choice on the Pareto frontier, and computer scientists call it a choice on the skyline.

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Topics: Recruiting

Discover A Week in the Life of a Data Management Professional

Posted by Sagence Recruiting Team

4/10/14 12:57 PM

To fully realize data’s potential, it is essential for the data management team to have the right skills and technical know-how. Successful data management professionals typically possess deep, practical experience in a number of data management competencies.

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Topics: Recruiting

Data Geeks: How Do You Analyze All Those Choices?

Posted by Sagence Recruiting Team

3/13/14 10:04 AM

A McKinsey Global Institute study projects there will be approximately 140,000 to 190,000 unfilled positions of data analytics experts in the U.S. by 2018 and a shortage of 1.5 million managers and analysts who have the ability to understand and make decisions using big data. This shortage gives data management and analytics professionals the upper hand when making decisions about their future employers. So how does one narrow down the choices? Here are three suggestions.

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Topics: Recruiting

Data Management Professionals: true data assets

Posted by Sagence Recruiting Team

2/12/14 6:00 AM

To fully realize data’s potential, it is essential for the data management team to have the right skills and technical know-how. Successful data management professionals typically possess deep, practical experience in a number of data management competencies. Learn more about these competencies.

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Topics: Recruiting

Looking to be a data management or data analyst professional?

Posted by Sagence

12/23/13 5:00 AM

The field of Data Science is one that requires a tremendous amount of intellectual curiosity and a deep set of technical skills. At Sagence, our data advisory professionals are no exception. Our employees practice the art and science of data every day. We immerse ourselves in our clients’ data, utilizing our proven techniques and expertise to reveal and enhance its value. Simply put, our Data Management and Data Analytics professionals help our clients find their competitive advantage. How do we do this?
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Topics: Recruiting

Welcome to the Sagence Connection

Posted by Bruce Quade

12/5/13 8:23 AM

On any given day a Google search for the phrase “big data” will return over 1.5 billion results. It’s no wonder companies are struggling to understand this new landscape, much less capture the return on their data investments. Perhaps the biggest challenge facing firms today is making sense of all this available data and prioritizing initiatives that will have a positive impact on their bottom line.

The goal of the Sagence Connection is to provide a single, objective, cross-industry perspective on all things data. It can be overwhelming to research this topic. There are the industry-specific magazines and forums, conferences, the well-known newspaper outlets, social media sites, knowledge “experts;” the sources are endless. The Sagence Connection is a better way to filter the news. We remove the hype and focus on the important questions we hear directly from our clients – Fortune 1000 firms across all industries, but specifically in the financial services and healthcare space. You’ll read entries on data visualization, the Chief Data Officer agenda, data management, including data governance, master and reference data, R, Hadoop and other tools, data as an asset, data analytics, taxonomy and ontology, regulatory issues, and careers in this space. If it’s about data, it’s in the Sagence Connection, where you will gain insight into the many data challenges facing industries today, and realize opportunities for competitive advantage.

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Topics: Data Sharing, Data Management, 11 Data Design Principles, Enterprise Analytics, Recruiting, Data ROI, CDO Agenda

   

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