What is a data scientist?

Well it’s the sexiest job of the 21st century according to the Harvard Business Review. Which is why so many people are calling themselves data scientists, and why this article on LinkedIn is so interesting. The author talks about what makes a ‘real’ data scientist and lists some of the key skills and attributes he would look for in just such a person, including:

  • someone who is multidisciplinary.
  • has business savvy.
  • is analytical.
  • good at visual communications.
  • a storyteller,

The writer includes some good links in the post too so it’s well worth a read.

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