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Interview: Tammy Wang, VP of Data Science and Engineering at Riviera Partners

I recently caught up with Tammy Wang, VP of Data Science and Engineering at Riviera Partners to discuss her company’s partnering with the University of Virginia Economics department to build an AI-powered application that can help people successfully navigate STEM career paths, with a focus on developing a long-term career trajectory in tech. The solution has the potential to impact U.S. labor supply by addressing the increasing demand for technology talent, which has resulted from the rapid digitization and automation of the labor market.

5 Ways Big Data Is Impacting Employee Benefits Packages

Big data has transformed how businesses in various industries process and analyze information in ways that were impossible before. The technology can crunch numbers and detect trends much faster than humans could without help. In this contributed article, tech blogger Caleb Danziger provides five ways big data has changed employee benefits packages and the human resources (HR) professionals responsible for keeping workers informed.

How Big Data Is Changing the Job Market

In this contributed article, Magnolia Potter explains how big data has had a significant impact on the way candidates look for jobs, as well as on how employers make hiring decisions. Also provided are some of the ways in which big data has changed the job market.

AI and the Future of Work

ZipRecruiter released their latest Future of Work report – examining how AI will impact future career opportunities and how humans and technology will work together. Interestingly, the report notes that “the most successful applications of AI have been when used in partnership with humans, rather than as a replacement” – directly contradicting most employees’ fear […]

AI Skills — 93% of Organizations Committed to AI but Skills Shortage Poses Considerable Challenge

Most organizations are fully invested in AI but more than half don’t have the required in-house skilled talent to execute their strategy, according to new research from SnapLogic. The study found that 93% of US and UK organizations consider AI to be a business priority and have projects planned or already in production. However, more than half of them (51%) acknowledge that they don’t have the right mix of skilled AI talent in-house to bring their strategies to life.

The Data Talent Market Continues Its Ascent

We’re at an important inflection point in history where a glaring shortage of data-centric skills, coupled with an increasing demand for data professionals, represents a unique opportunity for those willing to make a commitment to “tool up” or “retool” as the case may be, in preparation for a career in analytics. The good thing is, after all the time and effort, the newly acquired skills will keep on giving because the analytics field shall continue to be in favor for a very long time.

Future of Data Talent Report

Correlation One released its Future of Data Talent Report, which helps organizations: Define a framework to identify the most important data workflows and roles. Establish a standard assessment methodology for accurately and efficiently evaluate data skills when hiring.

Why Big Data Is a Big Opportunity for Employment

In this contributed article, technology writer and blogger Kayla Matthews discusses how the importance of big data expertise couldn’t be more clear — for companies or for job-seekers. Thankfully, a more complete picture is emerging for how we can prepare many more people for a role in this exciting and quickly growing field.

The Role of the Data Scientist is in High Demand. But What Does it Take to Fill the Job?

In this contributed article, Rich Cober, MicroStrategy’s Chief Human Resources Officer, discusses how the data scientist will be critical in driving the overall success of the enterprise, and in the U.S., we can expect some of those profits being ploughed back into using data to help further improvements in hiring, training, product development, marketing and more. Forrester Research analyst Brandon Purcell said demand for data scientists will only continue to grow. A career in data science is not only one of the most in-demand opportunities, it is also a rewarding position that helps inform the most important decisions an enterprise can make.

Things You Need to Know About Looking for a Data Science Job in 2019

In this contributed article, Avery Phillips indicates there are numerous things to be aware of as you begin the job search for a data science position. Many apply to any traditional job hunt, but others are important for those going into the field of data science to consider. As graduation looms upon you and preparing for a real job becomes more of a reality, here are a few things to take into account.