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WHAT WILL DRIVE THE GROWTH OF CITIZEN DATA SCIENTISTS IN 2019?

December 31, 2018 / Kanti S

Data scientists have been the toast of organisations and they come at a premium. This scarcity poses a challenge for enterprises as they find it increasingly difficult to porch data scientists who are a difficult find and a goldmine to a business. IT major IBM expects the demand for data scientists to increase by 28% by 2020 which is through a conservative figure. This will eventually give rise to a gap in demand and supply, making data scientists a rare find. To address this talent shortage, companies are investing into technologies that are as easy and drag and drop, democratising data science to effectively create citizen data scientists out of corporate employees who are not embedded in IT. The idea behind the citizen data scientist trend lets organizations to leverage internal skills to bring the basic data science expertise in-house for advanced analytics while minimizing the burden on organizational resources. This shift brings Engineers into center stage having the ability to f...