Data Scientists

  • Thilo StadelmannEmail author
  • Kurt Stockinger
  • Gundula Heinatz Bürki
  • Martin Braschler


What is a data scientist? How can you become one? How can you form a team of data scientists that fits your organization? In this chapter, we trace the skillset of a successful data scientist and define the necessary competencies. We give a disambiguation to other historically or contemporary definitions of the term and show how a career as a data scientist might get started. Finally, we will answer the third question, that is, how to build analytics teams within a data-driven organization.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thilo Stadelmann
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kurt Stockinger
    • 1
  • Gundula Heinatz Bürki
    • 2
  • Martin Braschler
    • 1
  1. 1.ZHAW Zurich University of Applied SciencesWinterthurSwitzerland
  2. 2.Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive ServicesThunSwitzerland

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