Data Scientist or Business Analyst? Or both? Good article but missed another important group- the business/organisation user. These guys know how the hospitals, factories, supply chains, insurance companies etc work. Without them being in the team the Data Scientist and Business Analysts often build data-driven solutions that still don't work.
Big data is the new currency of business, and companies are scrambling to make the most of the digital goldmine that’s within reach. Knowing that the value is there is one thing. Knowing how to extract it for meaningful use is a challenge. And finding the right big data expert to extract that value may be the greatest challenge of all. The ability to use data to achieve enterprise goals requires advanced skills that many organizations don’t yet have. But they are looking to add them – and fast. The question is, what type of big data expert is needed? Does an organization need a data scientist or does it need a business analyst or both? These two titles are often used interchangeably, and confusion abounds.