The Fiscal Times recently ran a piece, “Why This Nerd Has the Sexiest Job in Science,” detailing the coming prevalence of data scientists as, “the sexy job of the next 10 years.” Source The ability to merge science, analytics, and the bottom line leads to a capable and select talent pool with a demand currently outpacing the supply. Firms have seen successes in big data applications like Billy Beane’s Oakland Athletics or Nate Silver’s US Presidential Election forecasting and will look to do the same with their fiscal performance.
With today’s hyper-connected world, data is created, examined and applied from numerous sources on a daily basis. How are talent acquisition professionals supposed to understand and process all of this big data? Michael Hakeem, Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition at Novo Nordisk shared the story of how his firm harnessed big data to drive value for recruiting in a breakout session today at the 2013 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference.
Big Data is attracting big money — $100 million at Accel Partners, the VC firm.
“Big data is one of the biggest transformational changes in the data center and IT landscape,” said Ping Li, a partner at the VC firm ...