When I started studying a degree in Information Technology, I never thought that I’d make a career in data. It wasn’t creative enough to keep me entertained. Not sexy enough to keep me passionate. Not important enough to be rewarding. Data was the boring cousin in the IT industry, and I am not the kind who’s interested in boring cousins.
To paraphrase Chandler Bing, I could not have been more wrong!
Data, or more specifically, the value we can add by exposing data as information, is beautiful and captivating, but most of all, helping business users to understand their processes better, is more rewarding than I could have ever imagined.
Almost unbelievably, the data revolution is still in its infancy. According to this article, 2 of the 3 most in-demand jobs in the USA are, DATA Scientist, and DATA Architect. It definitely is a fantastic time to be working in the datasphere.
But don’t take it from me…
I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Author: Sherlock Holmes
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