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December 05, 2011



Lovely post and interpretation of the data, Chuck. Thank you. To your final, very smart observation and question: Perhaps, like physicians and medical specialists, the data scientists will take up residence in their own kinds of data clinics, so to speak, treating individual businesses like patients? It makes complete sense that anyone with such far-reaching curiosity, training, and intelligence would not aspire to life in the corporate cubes!

Chuck Hollis

I think you're right. We'll undoubtedly see boutique consultancies spring up, possibly aligned by vertical, that create the sort of environment that advanced practitioners want.

At the same time, don't entirely count out large organizations who'll need some of this capability in house.

Back to your medical analogy, there are plenty of doctors who work in large hospitals :)

-- Chuck

Ben Hosken

Thanks for publishing the study. Really interesting information. I'd be interested to get your thoughts on the value that data visualization brings to the table as a form of discovery and exploration.

Matthew Grogan

Interesting information, but a good data scientist would discourage the use of 3D pie charts =)

Chuck Hollis




Rick Sherman

Nerds rock! Thanks for posting the results.

Peter Chen

Interesting survey and data. EMC is leading the crest of the new wave of data science. :) Check out my blog on data illuminations: http://dataillumination.blogspot.com/

Tim Johnson

Chuck - I've just rediscovered your blog, and I'm taking a couple of hours to read through old material. I must say I am really enjoying your thoughts and reflections on data sciences, especially the organisational requirements to make predictive analytics succeed for a business.

You mention that you have "made a bit of a practice around sharing with interested parties the patterns we've found in how proficient data science teams are organized (internally and externally aligned) as well as the interesting journeys of how these proficient functions came to be". Anything you can share with me would be great!

Customer Survey

Hello... Thank you to everyone who completed my survey. I ended the survey this morning because I had reached my sampling goal.

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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    SVP, Oracle Converged Infrastructure Systems

    Chuck now works for Oracle, and is now deeply embroiled in IT infrastructure.

    Previously, he was with VMware for 2 years, and EMC for 18 years before that, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Vero Beach, FL with his wife and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not ever buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.

    Note: these are my personal views, and aren't reviewed or approved by my employer.
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