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e-Chat: Defining role of data scientist

Expanding on a role like Greg Hayworth’s of Humana, Doug Laney, VP of Research for Business Analytics and Performance Management at Gartner, defined the position of a data scientist in an e-Chat on December 8th.

Laney answered questions like, how does this role differ from others in the business intelligence field? Where do companies find such individuals, how much do they need to know about the industry as a whole, and where do they fit into a company’s organizational chart? He guided the discussion, posed questions and shared research.

Check it out if you missed it. Shawn Hessinger, Community Editor of, gives more details in his blog post.

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  1. Posted December 14, 2011 at 3:13 am | Permalink

    Dear sir,
    I’m naresh fresher in sas, i want to know which side best in sas(clinical,banking, financial).
    My back ground is Fresher passed out in 2011.So please send me your suggestion.

  2. Malene Haxholdt
    Posted December 20, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    I understand from your comment that you just finished your education and are exploring SAS applications, and the best industry to pursue. SAS is used across all industries with the focus to help our customers solve business problems. We focus on helping our customers anticipate opportunity, empower action and drive impact through the use of our core business analytics technologies. SAS’ business analytics offerings include a wide range of targeted solutions to different industries, i.e. credit risk for banking, service revenue optimization for manufacturing, rate making for insurance, etc. All solutions are aimed at solving business problems using an analytical approach and supporting fact-based decision making. To help you further, feel free to describe what area, problem or technique you are looking at addressing. In addition to commenting back here, you are always welcome to contact me or your local SAS office.

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