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CHINA ENCOUNTERS BIG DATA TALENT SHORTAGE DESPITE LEADING DATA PROFESSIONAL COUNT

May 14, 2019 / Smriti Srivastava

China possesses a huge number of data professionals ranging up to 59.5 percent in the whole world. Due to initiatives to promote the internet and big data application, the country has assembled rich data resources in the past few years. A study conducted by the Global Big Data Development and Analysis 2019 compares the governmental policy, programs, information sharing, innovation abilities and business development related to big data of various significant cities. With 22.4 percent of the world’s data professional, the US stands at the second place after China. Big data has already ventured into governmental affairs, retail, transportation, medicine, education, public governance, and other fields extensively in China. China witnessed a huge jump from 3.4 percent in 2015 to 22.8 percent in 2018 in terms of papers related to big data and their citation surpassed that of the US when rose from 1.8 percent in 2015 to 20.8 percent in 2018. Despite all the leading, China is experiencin...