A Look at Tomorrow's Data Scientist

The proclaimed shortage of analytics and data science professionals has done more than keeping employers scrambling for talent. That same shortage has forced employers, universities, recruiters, and potential data scientists to rethink what a data scientist should be, what qualifications they need, and how their role fits into the organization.

It has become apparent that employers and educators are taking innovative approaches to training and hiring data scientists. In the face of competition for data science talent, some organizations have boosted pay for that talent, while others are training their own analytics team -- sometimes placing business professionals in mid-career data science crash courses. Others are establishing partnerships with universities to groom future data scientists, and universities are emphasizing that data science isn't just about math but about business experience as well.

Robert J. McGrath, an associate professor and director of graduate programs in analytics and data science at the University of New Hampshire, is one of those educators helping to mold the data scientist of the future. He can provide a view into how universities can shape data science curricula to prepare data science students for the workforce, how a university-business partnership can work, and how internships can give students relevant, real-world experience.

McGrath joins All Analytics Radio on Tuesday, August 9, at 11 am EDT, to discuss how universities, employers, and even students are defining the role and characteristics of tomorrow's data scientist, and how that data scientist can support the analytics initiatives of the corporate world.

Be sure to tune in for this interview, and learn more about how your organization can help to develop the data scientists who will help to make your organization a data-driven business.

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