Data Scientists Wanted

“The United States alone faces a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with analytical expertise and 1.5 million managers and analysts with the skills to understand and make decisions based on the analysis of big data.” –McKinsey

“The most coveted employee in Silicon Valley today is not a software engineer. It is a mathematician. The mathematicians are trying to tickle your fancy long enough to see one more ad.”–Glenn Kelman, CEO, Redfin

“Analysts say there likely will be a shortage of data scientists, the people who figure out the right questions to ask, make predictions quickly and develop products that monetize the information. There isn’t currently formal education for the emerging role, but colleges like Fordham University in New York are exploring new curriculum.” –”IBM, EMC Target Analytics, But Data-Scientist Shortage Looms,” Dow Jones Newswires