Week-in-Review: The elusive data scientist

In this week’s edition of news for IT pros, we share articles on how CIOs are addressing big data skills gaps and challenges. Tacking big data issues with data science It’s hard to believe the term “data scientist” has only been around eight years. Now, it’s one of the most in-demand careers in IT. Last year, DJ Patil, who co-coined the term, was appointed by the White House as the first U.S. Chief Data Scientist. In an interview with Science Friday, Patil reflects on his first year in the role and where the industry is heading. On what it means to be a data scientist, he says, “The number one thing about data scientists’ job description is that it’s amorphous. There’s no specific thing that you do; the work kind…

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