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Russell Walker

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199378326

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378326.001.0001

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Impact of Analytics and Big Data on Corporate Culture and Recruitment

Impact of Analytics and Big Data on Corporate Culture and Recruitment

(p.184) 9 Impact of Analytics and Big Data on Corporate Culture and Recruitment
From Big Data to Big Profits

Russell Walker

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the emergence of the Data Science function and the considerations in developing such a function in a firm. Also presented are insights on how firms can best recruit and retain data scientists in an organization. The chapter examines the advantages and drawbacks of keeping the Data Science function embedded in a business functional area versus its own centralized function. The role and significance of the Chief Data Scientist and the Chief Analytical Officer are described and best practices for establishing a Chief Data Science office examined. Sample job descriptions for a Data Scientist and a Chief Data Scientist are provided. Best practices for maximizing the impact of Data Science in the enterprise are presented.

Keywords:   data science, data scientist, chief analytical officer, chief data scientist, statistics, statistician, computer science, analytical team, analytics

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