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The search for data scientists may not always mean IT

The New Year is expected to be the one in which big data truly rules, and data scientists have been called one of the most in-demand job roles in IT.

But, of course, data scientists do not have to come from the traditional IT ranks at all. Companies that live big data have a lot of insights to offer to CIOs on the prowl for data scientists: where to find them, how to develop them, what makes them tick. The search may lead outside the IT department entirely.

FierceCIO recently spoke with data scientist experts at two leading data analytics companies. Earlier in December, Dr. Michael Wu, chief scientist at Lithium Technologies, discussed the growing demand for data scientists, what the role requires and how organizations can best acquire such talent.

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