Shawn Hessinger at AllAnalytics.com summarizes yesterday’s e-chat with Gartner’s Doug Laney on what data scientists do and who they are. Gartner’s definition of a data scientist:
Responsible for mining, modeling, interpreting, blending, and extracting information from large datasets and then presenting something of use to non-data experts. These experts combine expertise in mathematics-based semantics in computer science with knowledge of the physics of digital systems.
And Laney thinks that a “A good data scientist could probably be a good data scientist in any industry and with almost any problem.”