"Data science is not as easy as simply jumping on a Coursera session – you won't become an expert. The most important thing to understand is you need depth, not just breadth – you need to specialise," says Saucedo.
If you want to give your tech career a boost, then you've probably considered getting into data science. There has been a 56 percent increase in job openings in the US over the past year, according to LinkedIn. So, how can you get into data science? Five industry experts, who spoke at the recent Big Data World event in London, provide their best-practice tips.