What is a Data Scientist?

Is your organization trying to jump-start Analytics? If so, the core of your Analytics team will consist of data scientists. What is a data scientist? What is their skillset? What is a career path?

In this elegant video at Strata 2011 New York conference John Rauser of Amazon walks us through what it means to be a data scientist. The presentation itself is a model of clarity in style and exposition. Well worth watching. Also take a look at Dan Woods’ accompanying article (‘Amazon’s John Rauser on “What is a Data Scientist?”‘) in Forbes.


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