‘Data Science – “Computing is not a tools problem, it’s a communications problem.”

Referencing Fred Brooks’ essay, ‘The Silver Bullet,’ Richard Tibbetts talks about how our civilization is fascinated with tools that make things go faster – especially when it comes to computing. However, he mentions that a key issue with data science isn’t how we develop tools to make data processing faster, but how we look to bolster communication with those who understand statistics and data science, and those who understand business and commerce. Welcome the much heralded Data Scientist/Chief Data Officer or (Insert latest title here), part human, part machine, part philosopher & prophet of data driven strategy. There are a…

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Escalating risks from cyberthreats requires new talent

A decade ago cybersecurity was almost an afterthought for corporate leaders. Today, as the escalating risk from cyberattacks for companies, consumers, and government bodies alike is documented daily, it is a pressing topic in the C-suite and boardrooms. While the threat varies by industry, all business sectors and all global regions must confront this critical management challenge. Cybersecurity tops the priority list, and companies are often adding a Chief Information Security Officer to partner with the CIO. Among the challenges is identifying and retaining leaders with skill sets as sophisticated, and capable of evolving as quickly, as the cyberthreat itself….

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Latin American growth fuels need for talent, but from where?

Immigration to North America and Europe from Latin America remains high, but a reverse migration is underway. The region’s improving economies and political stability have sparked a return by highly trained, experienced professionals. Closing salary gaps and the growth of IT, finance and tech industries have resulted in talent shortages in Latin America, and uncertainties in Venezuela and Argentina are motivating professionals there to relocate within the region. The political, cultural and economic landscapes in Latin America have been on an upswing throughout the 2000s, its upward trajectory driven by Brazil, Chile and Mexico. The UN has predicted that the…

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