Big Data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity | McKinsey Global Institute | Technology & Innovation | McKinsey & Company.

This report by McKinsey & Company is frequently referenced, so I thought I should post a link to it. It includes the following quote about the lack of talent to fill Big Data positions.

By 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions.

This quote is why now is a great time to be learning to become a data scientist.