What’s a Data Scientist? One More Definition

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.”