What are the right expertise?
Data science is a broad catchall title with data scientists of all types in high demand. The role requires analysis of complex data and the ability to visualise data in a way that tells a story so that businesses can make decisions and forecast the future of the business. Data Specialists must “ensure that data is assimilated and analysed, then delivered as actionable insights.”
Karl Hoods, chief digital and information officer at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, explains that as organisations have increasingly realised the importance and value of data, their need for the right expertise has also increased.
The future data scientist will tackle the most business-critical and complex challenges that will help their businesses make revolutionary leaps forward. “In trying to make sense of the vast amount of data gathered on a daily basis and use it to solve business problems, spot trends and make decisions to support new ideas, we need people with a mix of statistics, databases, data visualisation, machine-learning, coding and data preparation skills,” he says.