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Slideshow: Data Scientists Revisited

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Noreen Seebacher
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Re: Good mix
Noreen Seebacher   7/5/2012 11:42:46 AM
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Well, remember what some people define as the key to magnificent analytics:

The 90/10 rule -- spend 10% on technology and 90% on talent.

Who agrees?

SethBreedlove
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SethBreedlove   7/3/2012 9:32:55 PM
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I like the quotes about data not just being terabytes and the other quote that it's storytelling.  I have often seen this in a couple of work places where there was plenty of data, but not enough talent to make sense of it. 

Noreen Seebacher
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Noreen Seebacher   7/3/2012 2:09:13 PM
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Let's hope these tech students also nurture their creativity and curiousity.

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BethSchultz   7/3/2012 12:28:01 PM
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I agree, Jen. I know University of Illinois received a record number of applicants for its undergrad Engineering School, a top-rated program, this year. I would suspect other schools, and other tech disciplines, would report the same. 

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Jenn   7/3/2012 12:16:26 PM
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I love the way young people are expanding their tech knowledge and going into the tech fields whether they are men or women.

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BethSchultz   7/3/2012 10:45:17 AM
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Isn't that the truth Noreen! I keep telling my own soon-to-be college freshman, "Think data science." I'm hoping one day she'll realize I'm not totally bonkers. 

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Noreen Seebacher   7/3/2012 10:43:03 AM
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Really interesting post Gil. I'm sharing with all the college freshmen I know!

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BethSchultz   7/3/2012 9:45:30 AM
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Hi Gil, interesting mix of people here (and, as a female, I'm pleased to see several women mixed up in this bunch of data scientists). I particularly like Monica Rogati's quote, "By definition all scientists are data scientists. In my opinion, they are half hacker, half analyst, they use data to build products and find insights. It's Columbus meet Columbo -- starry eyed explorers and skeptical detectives." That last piece brings to mind the "Holmes vs. Columbus" Point/Counterpoint debate we ran not too long ago!

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