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data scientist - A data scientist is a job title for an employee or business intelligence (BI) consultant who excels at analyzing data, particularly large amounts of data, to help a business gain a competitive edge.

The title data scientist is sometimes disparaged because it lacks specificity and can be perceived as an aggrandized synonym for data analyst. Regardless, the position is gaining acceptance with large enterprises who are interested in deriving meaning from big data, the voluminous amount of structured, unstructured and semi-structured data that a large enterprise produces.

A data scientist possesses a combination of analytic, machine learning, data mining and statistical skills as well as experience with algorithms and coding. Perhaps the most important skill a data scientist possesses, however, is the ability to explain the significance of data in a way that can be easily understood by others.

See also: Director of First Impressions

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Source:, 23 July 2013 08:22:13, External

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data scientist - A practitioner of data science.

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Source: DataInformed, 27 October 2013 09:09:38, External

Data Scientist - Term used to describe an expert in extracting insights and value from data. It is usually someone that has skills in analytics, computer science, mathematics, statistics, creativity, data visualisation and communication as well as business and strategy.

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Bernard Marr, 20 December 2014 10:47:27, External

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