Industrial Strength Data Science presents: "a hell of a lot of skills"

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Thursday 25 July 2019, 07:00pm - 09:00pm

Location Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol St, London EC1Y 8LX

A panel discussion and networking event for those interested in the long term success of data science as a profession.

About this Event
Being a data scientist involves a wide range of diverse skills, such as mathematics, statistics, programming, technical communication, problem-solving, business knowledge, machine learning, and on and on. And there are a number of routes into the discipline, from university courses, on-the-job training, self-taught & online courses, and data-intense PhDs.

This jumble of skills and routes means no two data scientists look the same. Combined with the variety of domains that data scientists work in, and the innovative nature of the role, it is hard to definitively list the required skills of a data scientist.

Is this ambiguity a problem? Has the time come for a professional data science body to create an accreditation system? What would be the benefits, and how could it practically operate? Wouldn't it create an elitist program, and stifle innovation? And who could possibly be the gatekeeper?

What do you think?

*This event will be followed by a drinks reception.

We will explore these questions and more at our next "Industrial Strength Data Science" event on the evening of Thursday 25th July 2019, with a fantastic panel of speakers and contributors.

Registration alongside refreshments will be open from 6.30 pm

See you there!


Organiser Name Richard Pugh

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