Friday, August 30, 2013

How IBM Is Schooling Tomorrow’s Data Scientists...

How IBM Is Schooling Tomorrow’s Data Scientists

IBM is one of many corporations in constant need of smart data scientists. But unlike most firms, IBM has the ability to nurture their development before they enter the workforce. IBM partners with academic programs across the globe, and often designs initiatives in conjunction with clients, such as GM, who also in need of analytics and data staff.

Rich Rodts, IBM’s manager-solution specialists and global academic programs at IBM, guides that process.

"If we need to grow these skills, if we need to build this bench so to speak, we need to work with academia to create those individuals who are going to be the next generation of data scientists," said Mr. Rodts.

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