AT&T, Booz Allen Hamilton, Ibotta and Qlik are just a few of the companies launching programs to develop internal data science talent to help fill their data analytics needs.
Ten years ago, companies were buzzing about big data, but few organizations beyond giants such as Amazon, Netflix and Google actively recruited IT pros with deep data chops. That has changed in the past few years thanks to improved tools and training, as well as evidence that data can drive business value. Now data science skills are in high demand in nearly every industry.
By Bruce Harpham