2017 Data Scientist Trends

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Rise in Data Scientists At Smith Hanley Associates our clients continue to prioritize filling Data Scientist openings. With the wealth of digital data in the marketplace we project that Data Scientist openings will continue to increase exponentially in 2018. What do employers want Data Scientists to do? Data Scientists are hired to uncover patterns in… Read more »

I’m an Actuary. How I Can Become a Data Scientist?

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You’ve earned your ACAS or your FSA. You’re pleased with your level of success but a little concerned about your distance from actual statistical work. How can you continue to move ahead in responsibility and compensation, yet do the work you love? Data Science is fulfilling this need for Actuaries. How do you become a… Read more »

Hadoop: 7 Elementary Questions Answered

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Q: Where did the crazy Hadoop name come from? A: It is the name of a pet elephant belonging to one of the Founder’s sons. In 2002 Doug Cutting (the one with the son and the elephant) was working at Internet Archive (a non-profit digital library with a mission of universal access to all knowledge)… Read more »

Information Technology Trends for 2015

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Smith Hanley Associates Information Technology Practice Lead, Ann Gambardella, discusses the trends expected in her recruiting area for 2015. Ann’s work in information technology complements the placements being made by the analytic recruiters at Smith Hanley. And, as the analytic recruiters discussed a few weeks ago in this blog, the growth in available streaming of… Read more »