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30 Most Influential Data Scientists on Twitter

Companies are increasing their focus on big data, yet they continually struggle to understand what it all means. The demand for specialists who can analyze and interpret the vast amounts of complex information is increasing and becoming crucial to many organizations. Insert Data Scientists.


  1. Big Data tools are great at extracting valuable information, but computers have their limits. While taking on big data projects, many organizations are finding themselves with an ocean of data but with nothing of tangible use. Surely they can relate to the Ancient Mariner when he states, "Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink." A good Data Scientist is essential for interpreting the data and transforming it into actionable insights. We believe Data Scientists are truly an integral part of the future of business, so we've compiled a list of some of the most socially influential ones on Twitter for you to follow!

    If you enjoy this story, please check out a webinar replay titled: "Data Scientist: Your Must-Have Business Investment NOW" featuring 3 members of this list.
  2. Did you know that DJ Patil and Jeff Hammerbacher coined the term "data scientist"? Follow them both on Twitter!
  3. "The difference between a great one and a good one is like the difference between lightning and a lightning bug."