From Data Analyst to Predictive Modelers to Data Scientists

Summary: Gartner says that predictive analytics is a mature technology yet only one company in eight is currently utilizing this ability to predict the future…


Grow Your Own:  Some organizations have set out to hire fully trained and competent predictive analysts.  .  There is a large and growing shortage of people with these skills.  A recent survey of individuals actually performing these tasks estimated that it took between two and eight years to achieve competence.  The shortage of educated and experienced practitioners is just now beginning to be addressed by higher education.  This can be a productive approach but requires investment, sponsorship, and an environment in which these folks can learn to apply their skills to each company’s unique problems. 

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