Help set the standards for a Data Scientist

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The field of data science is moving fast. People are claiming to be data scientists; yet the knowledge, experience, and backgrounds of those people can be very different. Different is not bad. However, there a little standards around what exactly a data scientist is.

Sticking with this week’s theme of “What is a Data Scientist”, an organization titled, Initiative for Analytics and Data Science Standards (IADSS) has kicked-off a research study at global scale. The study aims to gain insight about the analytics profession in the industry and help support the development of standards regarding analytics role definitions, required skills and career advancement paths. This will help set some industry standards which in turn could support the healthy growth of the analytics market.  

If you want to be a part of this initiative and help collectively define industry standards, I encourage you to take part in the research. The survey takes approximately 5 minutes and answers for the survey will be kept anonymous. More details are provided at introduction pages of the survey at Data Science Industry Standards Research Survey

Currently, over 12 million users on LinkedIn claim to have data science and analytics capabilities. The field could use some standards around different roles and necessary skills.






3 responses to “Help set the standards for a Data Scientist”

  1. Larry Wells Avatar

    Great initiative. Totally agree that we need to gain insights and pre-define roles and responsibilities of a Data Scientist for the healthy growth of the analytics market.

  2. GrayMatter Software Services Pvt. Ltd. Avatar

    Nice Article. Definitely industry should understand role definitions and should have required skills for career advancement paths to be “Data Scientist”.

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