Big data drives hot job prospect

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to correct the gender of Anjul Bhambhri.

Big data is fueling more than contracting boom -- it’s also become the hot new job opportunity.

According to a NetworkWorld story, “data scientist” has exploded in popularity as a search term in San Francisco, New York and that slice of contractor heaven, Washington D.C. Companies as diverse as Hewlett-Packard Co., AT&T, and Deloitte are increasingly including the data scientist or related terms in their job listings, the website reported.

So what is a data scientist: According to Anjul Bhambhri, vice president of big data products at IBM, it is someone who can look at data and spot trends. “It is almost like a Renaissance individual who really wants to learn and bring change to an organization,” she told NetworkWorld.

Reader Comments

Wed, Mar 7, 2012 Editor

D'oh. Our mistake. We'll fix it. Thank you.

Wed, Mar 7, 2012

FYI....Anjul Bhambhri is a woman.

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close
SEARCH
 Top 100 Slideshow
contracts DB

Trending

  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Read More

  • Is SBA MIA on contractor fraud? Nick Wakeman

    Editor Nick Wakeman explores the puzzle of why SBA has been so silent on the latest contractor fraud scandal when it has been so quick to act in other cases. Read More

Webcasts