At HSMAI’s Sales Leader Forum on Nov. 5–6, Dr. Kelly McGuire, principal with McRevenue LLC, presented a breakout session on “Data and Analytics for Sales Leaders.” Here is the first of four key takeaways:
- What are data scientists? Data scientists have three interlocking skill sets, McGuire said. They fully understand advanced algorithms and statistics knowledge, have coding and hacking skills, and have business expertise to translate business problems into math and produce useful results. “This is an extremely valuable yet incredibly unique skill set,” she said.
However, McGuire continued, not every problem needs a data scientist. There are other analysts out there who can help wrangle your data without having to wait to hire a data scientist or pay a data scientist’s salary.