The Quest for Unicorns

COVER-Whitepaper_The-Quest-for-Unicorns-1.jpgWill there be enough data scientists in the future? The question sounds like a subplot for a science fiction film, but it has received much attention over the past few years due to the forecast of a substantial shortfall in the industry.

A McKinsey study has projected that “by 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills.” This deficit is making it increasingly challenging to hire data analysts; because of their rarity, they are now beginning to be described as unicorns. 

So what skills and qualities should a company seeking to hire Data Scientists be looking for?

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