Big data drives hot job prospect
- By Washington Technology staff
- Mar 06, 2012
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.