FEATURE19 May 2014

Data basics

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Fancy a career in data science? Former Google engineer Sean Owen reveals what you need to succeed in this century’s most desirable vocation. Interview by Brian Tarran.

It was 2012 when the Harvard Business Review declared data scientist to be “the sexiest job of the 21st century”. Thomas H Davenport and DJ Patil defined the data scientist as a new breed of “high- ranking ...