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Why the Chief Data Officer is the Hottest Job of the 21st Century

May 20, 2015 by Jeff Brown

Cheif data officer.

In 2012, Harvard Business Review boldly named the Data Scientist “The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” In 2013, reporters at CNBC gave the same nod to data analysts, saying it was one of the most sought-after positions. Even U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker came out praising the Chief Data Officer (CDO).[read more]


Expert Speak: 6 Highlights and Lessons from the 2015 CDO Summit

May 8, 2015 by Trips Reddy

The 2015 CDO Summit.

The CDO Summit 2015 (at the Thomson Reuters office in New York City) hosted Chief Digital Officers, Chief Data Officers and other C-suite digital leaders from a range of industries including retail, finance, healthcare and technology. Organized by the CDO Club, a packed day of sessions, panels and knowledge-sharing highlighted original research, the CDO jobs landscape and the challenges faced by CDOs as they focus on digital transformation at their companies.[read more]

The Must-Have Skills You Need to Become a Data Scientist

November 26, 2014 by Linda Burtch

data science

I wanted to put together a list of technical and non-technical skills that are critical to success in data science. Every company will value skills and tools a bit differently, and this is by no means an exhaustive list, but if you have experience in these areas you will be making a strong case for yourself as a data science candidate.[read more]


Spotlight on Traitify: Who The Hell Are You, Anyway?

November 18, 2014 by Shawn Gordon


DataWeek/API World this past September earned my ink as an overall exceptional conference, and as a spotlight on big data company SiSense. I did not, however, cover any of the API companies in attendance, other than a brief mention. But one I found super interesting and compelling is Traitify.[read more]

Big Data Equals Big Jobs: New Educational Programs to Help You Snag the Sexiest Jobs in the Industry

October 9, 2014 by Trips Reddy

Education and big data.

Whether you look at companies in finance, retail, healthcare, entertainment, sports or education, their big data needs will only grow in size and sophistication which in turn means they’ll need the right people and tools to gain a competitive edge and stay ahead of the game.[read more]


Robot HR: How HR is Contributing to Unemployment

September 23, 2014 by Shawn Gordon

Did human eyes ever see your resume?

We have all these tech companies screaming for more H1B visas and in reality, there is probably plenty of talent right here in the US, but HR is standing in the way of the two active parties in many cases, or lawyers in the way in others. There has to be a better way to connect interested companies with willing talent.[read more]

3 Ways to Become a Data Scientist

August 8, 2014 by Linda Burtch

Data scientist.

To become a data scientist, you don’t need to have postgraduate degrees, or 20 years experience, or be proficient with every data-related technique and tool under the sun. What you need is to have enough baseline knowledge and experience, and the skill to constantly adapt and learn. Bootcamps, in our opinion, are the perfect medium for making the transition.[read more]

Job Market Explodes for Quantitative Students

May 22, 2014 by Linda Burtch

Jennifer Priestley, Professor of Statistics and Data Science at Kennesaw State University.

With the market for quantitative candidates continuing to gain momentum, Burtch Works spoke with Jennifer Priestley, Professor of Statistics and Data Science at Kennesaw State University - and friend of Burtch Works - about the job market for statistics majors, the beginnings of her MS in Applied Statistics program, and her thoughts on SAS vs. R.[read more]

SAP Big Data Chat: The Data Scientist [VIDEO]

January 8, 2014 by Timo Elliott

David Ginsberg, chief data scientist.

The hour-long discussion covered different topics about data science and data scientists, including questions from the audience: What is a data scientist and what do they do? Why now? What kinds of business challenges does Data Science address? Example use cases? What kinds of skills are needed?[read more]

Transforming HR Recruitment Practices with Big Data

December 17, 2013 by Mithun Sridharan

Big Data for HR

Staffing the right candidate for a job opening is a daunting task. Through Big Data analytics and social media data, your HR department could use a data-driven approach in recruitment practises and identify the right candidates in the shortest possible time.[read more]

Will 2014 Bring the Death of the IT Manager?

December 14, 2013 by Danny Walker

IT Manager in 2014?

Computer Weekly predicts that IT departments will shrink by as much as 75% over the next five years as cloud accelerates, while Gartner predicts that by 2017, the chief marketing officer will spend more on software than the chief information officer. So does this mean the death of the IT manager in 2014?[read more]

BlackBerry Brand Re-Boots CEO

November 6, 2013 by Robert Passikoff

blackberry change

After months of looking for a buyer, BlackBerry has given up plans to sell and has indicated their intent to raise one billion dollars to use for re-booting their brand. They’re just plain booting Thorsten Heins, current CEO, and replacing him with John Chen, former Sybase CEO.[read more]

A Reality Gap Exists with Big Data Initiatives [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 23, 2013 by Mark van Rijmenam

A new study by TEK Systems, the latest in a large range of big data studies this year, reveals that there exists a reality gap with big data initiatives. The study surveyed 3,500 IT leaders and IT professionals from around the world to gain a better understanding of the current state of big data initiatives.[read more]


Big Data Warning: There Will Be Many Job Casualties!

October 22, 2013 by Bernard Marr

Most will agree that big data is going to change the world, but what will be the impact of big data on the job market? How safe is your job? This post looks at what jobs are at risk when you combine big data analytics with robotics and artificial intelligence. You might be surprised about the revelations.[read more]

The Biggest Threat to Cyber Security and What to Do About It

October 8, 2013 by Jon Smith

Tech leaders have long been telling anybody who will listen that the biggest cyber security threat they face is not state-sponsored, geopolitical or clandestine. It is in fact much closer to home. Accordingly, 53 per cent of senior company executives said the main risk to corporate data and computer systems is from their own employees. A case of human error, carelessness or ignorance? In some cases it’s a combination of all three.[read more]