Video: Big Data Summit - Training data scientists

Computing talks to experts about whether firms need data scientists in order to exploit big data
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In this video, Stuart Sumner talks to Professor Mark Whitehorn, chair of analytics at the University of Dundee, about his experience running analytics and data science courses, training up the next generation of people who will be at the forefront of exploiting big data.

Professor Whitehorn discusses the skills needed to become a data scientist, and whether companies need to look outside to recruit, or whether they can exploit big data using existing tools and skills.

Later in the video, Dr Yasmeen Ahmed, a data scientist, talks about the skills needed to succeed in her role, and what value she can bring to firms looking to exploit unstructured data.

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