Citizen data scientists are key players in the drive to be a data-driven organization

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Not everyone can develop algorithms, but making data outcomes available to more people will infuse a data mindset throughout the organization

Dan Simion would like people to think more like a data scientist. Not everyone will be developing algorithms but, as the Vice President, NA Data Science and Analytics Practice, he thinks having more employees driving value from the information data scientists produce will bring real value to companies. It will also help fill the skills gap, since data scientists may be a rare resource.

Citizen data scientists can also help with the flow of data. Most companies have structured data ready to review but there is a wealth of unstructured data that needs to be harnessed. Real-time capture of social and online information can identify trends and problems quickly. Companies who respond in real-time will lead, so consider now how to leverage unstructured data.

Technology to support data science is expanding exponentially, but it is about placing a bet on which technologies will actually have staying power. There is no sense training people on a product that does not last. Companies need to place their bets on the right technology so they can train their people.

Learn more about Capgemini’s data science capabilities and how we can help you transform your business for the future. It is time to reimagine your business.

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