Tech Talks – Oliver Parson, Principle Data Scientist at Hive, questions the need for his PhD.
Oliver has the most in-demand skill set in the technology market. Data scientists are very rare, and very valuable resources to organisations desperate to unlock the value of their data and implement new tech. However there is a debate happening around what the DNA of the data scientist should be; do they need a PhD? Oliver discusses that, and the best ways to help yourself upskill.
During our chat Oliver mentions online courses for people who are interested in improving their skills, here they are:
Also, whilst you’re reading the notes! Come along to our recording of the podcast next week at General Assembly! https://www.meetup.com/Tech-Talks-meetup/events/265899253/