We noticed your search to hire data scientists, and no doubt you realize there is more demand for this expertise than the available pool of talent. In addition, while the practice of data science is not new, the professionals calling themselves data scientists come from diverse backgrounds, differing levels of education and experience. Some will argue that econometrics is the best background for a data scientist, while others view statistics with computer science skills, or teach yourself programming it’s the creative mindset applied to business and knowledge of mathematical applications that are the most brilliant. Suffice it to say, data science has multiple approaches to solve a problem, and combined training in the discipline of econometrics, mathematics and statistics with computer science chops and field experience is going to provide a candidate with the best approach to solving your business problems over and over again. So, let’s agree it’s a strategic hire for your organization.
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