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What to look for in a data science resume

The process of screening candidates for any role can be both daunting and time consuming, and even more so when the role in question is a highly technical position such as a Data Scientist. The ever growing list of tools and technologies that these professionals...

Should we be more open to sponsoring analytics talent?

Trends seen throughout the majority of 2017 persist in the current job market - low unemployment rates and rapid job growth across multiple sectors. These factors have combined to create a highly competitive hiring environment and a shortage of highly skilled professionals - especially in...

In Defense of Relational Databases

As you may know, many big data technologies are defined as schema on read. What this means is that you can throw whatever you want on the disk and then, when you need the data, you tell the data store what that data means (e.g....

The Shifting Role of IT in Analytics

In the distant past (circa 2015), IT was responsible for providing data consumers with data, tools, and development expertise. Today, the landscape is shifting, especially in larger organizations. Nowadays, IT provides some of the data - the certified, clean data. Consuming departments fill the rest...

Predictive Analytics explained in two sentences

Predictive analytics is this super-complex field that only statisticians and data scientists can understand, right? Well, perhaps it takes some training to do it well but it only takes two sentences to understand what it's all about: In predictive analytics we determine the likelihood of something...