Alan Nugent
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Experienced CEO, CTO, CDO, GM. Transformational Executive Leader and Board Member. Co-author of Big Data for Dummies (Wiley, Mar/Apr 2013).
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Finding a new position, Networking, New venture

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Quick! Hire a Data Scientist! Not so fast, perhaps...

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 4:01am 0 Comments

Contrary to the prevailing sentiments, I counsel patience with regards to hiring a data scientist. Firstly, I mean no disrespect to my data science colleagues, and many will likely agree with me because no one likes to enter an environment where sub-optimal results or failure are probable. Yes, it’s likely you need to add one or even a few data scientists to the team, but not as your first step into the wide, wide world of Big Data. Give me a few minutes and hopefully you’ll see it my…


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