Got a PhD? Struggling To Be a Data Scientist?

Douglas Mason [Data Scientist at Twitter] - “What I carried with me…was a relentless enthusiasm. I'm certain that was key to my success, leading to my current role as a Data Scientist at Twitter” Last week, I helped an incredible person find her first commercial role as a Data Scientist. No, the lovely lady above … Continue reading Got a PhD? Struggling To Be a Data Scientist?

Change The Way You Hire Data Scientists

Charles F. Kettering - "People are very open-minded about new things, as long as they're exactly like the old ones" What is the best way to hire a Data Scientist? I have been asked that a lot recently (probably because answering that question is part of my job). The simple answer? Change your usual recruitment … Continue reading Change The Way You Hire Data Scientists

How Does Google Make Money When Their Services Are Free?

Geoffrey Moore  - “Without big data analytics, companies are blind and deaf, wandering out onto the Web like deer on a freeway” It may seem like an obvious answer to many how Google make their money, but I was asked this question the other day so I would address it briefly. The problem this anonymous … Continue reading How Does Google Make Money When Their Services Are Free?

The Problems with Big Data & Data Science Hiring

Rusty Frioux - “Big Data isn’t magic" There are always going to be problems when trying to hire in a space which is new, exciting but importantly, largely misunderstood. I say largely misunderstood, though the Data professionals of this world know exactly what they’re talking about. The problems start when these people aren’t deeply involved … Continue reading The Problems with Big Data & Data Science Hiring

What is a Data Scientist?

I find the hardest part about being a Recruitment Consultant who specialises in Big Data & Data Science is keeping on top of this accelerating, contemporary market. I truly have to consult and educate companies about what Big Data and Data Science is, how it will improve their business and what this type of person … Continue reading What is a Data Scientist?

Big Data’s Big Debate: Does Intuition Have a Place in Data?

Nate Silver – “Data-driven predictions can succeed — and they can fail. It is when we deny our role in the process that the odds of failure rise. Before we demand more of our data, we need to demand more of ourselves”No doubt you’ve heard ‘the hype’ about Big Data and that we need it…RIGHT … Continue reading Big Data’s Big Debate: Does Intuition Have a Place in Data?

Data Analytics Event: London – 27th March – SAS Institute

I’m co-hosting a Data Analytics Networking event with Sayara Beg, Chair of the Operational Research Society. SAS UK has very generously offered event space and food at The Innovation Hub on 199 Bishopsgate, London. See below a link to the MeetUp page and a description of the event. There are very limited spaces so if … Continue reading Data Analytics Event: London – 27th March – SAS Institute

Valentines Day Analytics Infographic

Using data from Google Analytics, Nielsen, and Experian, Phoenix and NYC-based digital marketing firm iAcquire examined 2012 web traffic and behavioral data across several leading online dating sites. The study’s goal was to determine patterns in online dating around Valentine’s Day, and to see who was doing what with whom online. source: http://www.business2community.com

Big Data Does Not Make You Money

Arthur Conan Doyle – “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data” That’s right, Big Data does not make you money. Hopefully after this article you will be like this impressive guy above, pulling money out of a Data Analytics application on his computer... As my avid followers will recall, in a … Continue reading Big Data Does Not Make You Money