With the explosive growth of social media and Internet of Things sensor data, the emergence of ‘Big Data’ is top of mind for every company across every industry. The challenge is how to leverage the power of the vast quantities of data at our disposal today, and extract the hidden insights they contain. The answer is: Analytics.
Today’s companies are realizing the value Big Data adds to their future success and are actively looking for applicants with analytical skills. It is Data Scientists who design and develop sophisticated solutions such as Machine Learning Neural Networks or Customer Analytics to uncover these hidden insights that address complex issues or develop new and innovative opportunities for their organizations. The role of Data Scientist is the number one job in the US again this year, according to Glassdoor, and Professors Jim Hetrick and Rick Hutley from the University of the Paciﬁc will explain what Big Data and Analytics are all about and how you can build a career in this exciting and highly lucrative field. They will demonstrate some analytic solutions and help you conduct some analytics for yourselves!