To understand the significance of December 21, 2012 to the Mayans (and today’s mass media) it’s necessary to recognize and understand the Mayan numbering system, theology and astronomical prowess. First, the Mayan had two numbering systems which more-or-less are akin to our distinct decimal system for counting things, and our Gregorian system for counting dates. [...]
Entries Tagged as 'data scientist'
by Doug Laney | December 18, 2012 | 3 Comments
by Doug Laney | March 25, 2012 | 5 Comments
The research note, Emerging Role of the Data Scientist and the Art of Data Science, I authored with colleague Lisa Kart just hit the Gartner wires this week. Since most of the data scientist role dissenters we come across seem to believe that the role’s title is is nothing more than a pretentious moniker for [...]
by Doug Laney | January 28, 2012 | Comments Off
Today the Gartner Information Management and Analytics Community held its weekly Twitter Chat, (Tweetchat, Tweetjam, TweetUp, whichever you prefer) to discuss concepts around big data, the role of the data scientist, and data quality. Over a half dozen Gartner analysts shared their ideas and research. (Where else can you get access to that many Gartner [...]