An increasingly diverse skillset is proving essential to data science and its future. “Very non-typical skillsets” are getting more attention, said head of data science at Aon’s Centre for Innovation and Analytics (ACIA) Jennifer Cruise.
Data scientists with the right combination of skills are in high demand. But what are hiring teams on the lookout for? As with many roles, both technical expertise and soft skills are important. As data scientist Vin Vashishta wrote, data science without soft skills has “limited value to the business”.