Data scientist: Your mileage may vary

Big data

For those madly scrambling to hire data scientists, make sure you’re hiring the right kind. Getting it wrong can be very expensive.

Finding a good data scientist just got even harder. It turns out, according to former Google and Foursquare data scientist Michael Li, that there are two very different categories of data science, geared either toward machines and humans.

Hence, organizations recruiting for a data scientist position need to get beyond generic requirements and deeply understand who (or what) will be consuming the insights engineered by the data scientist.

Getting this wrong can be costly. […]