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.

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