Data & Intelligence

Field of Data Science in 2018

It is no secret that a data science and analytics specialty was one of the hottest and fastest growing careers in 2017, leading to resource shortages (as denoted by the picture below). However, in 2018 and beyond, a data scientist will evolve into data engineer, a data steward, and a governance lead. Every field will groom their own data scientists including finance, marketing, sales, HR, procurement, risk, compensation, and even database administration.

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The Future of Big Data

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Given the growth of the field and our outstanding team, I am optimistic about the potential in 2018 for our Data Science group in Perficient. Over the past year we’ve implemented a number of exciting data science projects across a variety of industries. A sample includes:

  • ChatBot for a large automotive manufacturer
  • Airbnb model of warehousing for a small startup
  • Fuel pricing platform for a large oil and gas company
  • Solution for a large healthcare company to better read and understand their claims and health data
  • Recommendation engine for a large grocer

About the Author

Arvind Murali is the Chief Data Strategist for Data Governance with Perficient. His role includes defining data strategy and governance to deliver transformative data platforms. Arvind has served as an executive advisor for data strategy and governance to organizations across several industries. Arvind’s dedication to solving challenges and identifying new opportunities has provided valuable business-focused results for clients, such as providing self-service access to data for global sales teams; helping physicians create informed wellness plans; and delivering insights about current supply chain inventories. He is a passionate Vlogger on YouTube and discusses real-world insights, data platform trends, and the importance of governance as big data continues its exponential growth.

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