What Is a Data Scientist? A video interview with Dan Woods

Dan Woods, CTO and Editor of CITO Research, defines Data Science in a video interview.

Data scientists are needed to help turn big data into a richer model of the customer.

What is a data scientist? That’s the question asked of Dan Woods in this brief video interview from Predictive Analytics World.

Woods weighs in on areas such as whether data scientist should really be a new job title, the most important qualities to look for in a data scientist, and typical use cases for data science to tackle.

Woods argues that in addition to their technical skills, data scientists must be action-oriented and interested in making a difference through their findings. He also stated that the advent of big data means that we can create a much richer model of the customer than ever before, one that is informed by social media and myriad other sources.