Description: GOOD with numbers? Fascinated by data? The sound you hear is opportunity knocking.
Date: Feb 11, 2012
Mo Zhou was snapped up by I.B.M. last summer, as a freshly minted Yale M.B.A., to join the technology company’s fast-growing ranks of data consultants. They help businesses make sense of an explosion of data — Web traffic and social network comments, as well as software and sensors that monitor shipments, suppliers and customers — to guide decisions, trim costs and lift sales. “I’ve always had a love of numbers,” says Ms. Zhou, whose job as a data analyst suits her skills.
To exploit the data flood, America will need many more like her. Read Rest of Story
Questions for discussion:
- What type of education should one pursue in order to well positioned to participate in this industry of Big Data?
2. Do you feel that all organizations are going to need this deep analytical ability or just business that are focused on this DATA industry?