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The University of California, Berkeley, recently announced an online Master of Data Science degree, and, in August, IBM unveiled a Big Data educational partnership with more than a thousand colleges and universities. Such academic forays into data science are noteworthy because they are exceptional. Over the long term, we’re hopeful that these sorts of initiatives will prove to be the first of many and that they will at least begin to meet the demand for data science talent.The most effective Big Data specialists are “translators” capable of bridging different business functions and effectively communicating between them.
For now, however, many companies are trying to fill their ranks with candidates holding degrees in computer science, industrial engineering, and statistics. But there are just not enough of them, so employers need to improvise.
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My brilliant colleague, Bond Lammey, and I recently wrote this article for Advancing Philanthropy Magazine. Check it out and let me know what you think.
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By Nicole Wallace
A revolution has begun: Data are transforming the nonprofit world.
The new number crunching is fundamentally changing the way charities make decisions about programs, solicit contributions, and push for social change.
Interesting list. I would add Tableau to it. But, this article is worth a scan.
According to one projection, the sales of big-data-related products and services grew to more than $18 billion in 2013. Companies can now map your genome, find the best fit for clothing, and improve students’ grades, to name a few examples. Consumers, meanwhile, value privacy more than ever.