The White House Office of Science and Technology announced the project, funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Three universities will partner to "steer graduates into data science work and increase the use of advanced analytics and data management work."
"The demand for talent capable of gleaning useful information from businesses' increasingly large and diverse data sets--generated by sensors, electronic payments, online sales, social media and more--is outpacing the supply of workers."A number of studies highlight the growing demand for business intelligence experts and data analysts. McKinsey & Co. report that by 2018, "the U.S. might face a hiring gap of approximately 35 percent in the number of available big data jobs versus candidates to fill them; that equates to approximately 140,000 unfilled jobs."
- Chicago Tribute
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(a) New initiative looks to create more data scientists - www.FierceCIO.com, 11/19/2013