Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
February 16, 2014             Vol. 15, No. 4

In this issue

1) What are examples of data science jobs?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What are examples of data science jobs?

by Daniel Power

Data scientist is the "new", "hot", "sexy" and high paying job associated with decision support and analytics. Why? Because data scientists are "the key to realizing the opportunities presented by big data" (Davenport and Patil, 2012). Data scientist is an evolving job category and there are a range of related data science jobs. To better understand the preparation needed for the job(s), it seems appropriate to briefly summarize some job titles, background requirements and job duties. Job duties determine the skills, knowledge and experience needed and hence are the most important topic to analyze. The following is an unscientific, anecdotal review derived from "big data".

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

02/14/2014 SAS® Global Forum, world's premier analytics conference, to bring 3,500 business and tech leaders to DC March 23-26. Check release.

02/13/2014 Made in IBM Labs: scientists set new speed record for big data. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers/Books

1. June 2-5, 2014 DSS 2.0 – Supporting decision making with new technologies, Paris, Click here.

2. June 24-28, 2014, PACIS 2014 - Business Intelligence and Big Data Analytics Track, Chengdu, China, Click here.


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