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DATA SCIENCE; The most in-demand skill of the 21st Century

DATA SCIENCE; The most in-demand skill of the 21st Century

by Insight World EditorDecember 7, 2016

The art and science of making sense of data is a highly sought-after skill in today’s data-driven world.

Data Science Middle East Foundation in partnership with EVERATI is excited to announce the launch of the Data Science and Machine learning workshop which will take place in Dubai on 13th-15th December 2016 – to help business and technology professionals learn the most demanding skills of the 21st century. The workshop will introduce participants to the data science and machine learning journey, as they learn how to use data and science to deliver insights, value and innovation.

This revolutionary skill known as Data Science is becoming a must have talent that employers seek in candidates. Data science is now recognized as a highly-critical growth area with impact across many sectors including science, government, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, advertising, retail, and others. Companies are searching for data scientists. This specialised field demands multiple skills not easy to obtain through conventional curricula.

A recent study by McKinsey indicates that the demand for Data Scientists is on the rise, with an estimated 50% demand-supply gap by 2018. – and an estimated 1.5 Million job that will drive this sector. Opportunities for Data Scientists, one of today’s hottest jobs, are rapidly growing in response to the exponential amounts of data being captured and analysed.

The 3 days Data Science and Machine learning workshop will take participants through the concepts of Big data, Data Science, and Machine learning models, methods, use cases and best practices. The workshop has a strong focus on gaining hands-on experience implementing algorithms and building predictive models on real datasets. By the end of the workshop, participants will be ready to implement the machine learning algorithms using data science on their own data, enable them to use the most suitable approaches to real life problem, and immediately generate business value.

Forbes recently proclaimed that Data Science is “The sexiest job of the 21st century’’. ‘’In Q1 2015, the number of job postings for data scientist grew 57% year-over-year while searches for data scientist grew 73.5% for the same period’’. For the year 2016, ‘’Data scientist was ranked the best job in America because of its high earning potential, abundant career opportunities, and number of job openings. Because the field is growing so fast, employers are challenged to acquire talent with previous experience, creating an opportunity for college students and mid-career professionals to develop these skills and get hired into a position’’.

Every field of study and area of business has been affected as people increasingly realize the value of the incredible quantities of data being generated. But to extract value from those data, one needs to be trained in the proper data science skills.

The Data Science and Machine Learning Workshop is aimed at business and technology professionals, Developers, Architects, Managers, Executives, Data Analysts, IT Engineers, Project Managers, Public Services, Teaching Staff and all those who wish to learn to do data science. This is also a great opportunity for recent university graduates who would like to explore data science as a career possibility.

Dr Mike Ashcroft Senior Data Science Researcher & Machine Learning Expert University of Uppsala, Sweden and The School of Data Science, UK. And Ali Syed Chief Data Scientist and Strategist Persontyle, UK and European Data Science Academy, EU, will be among the speakers to take part in the workshop that will take place at the Media Rotana Hotel, Hessa St. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 13th-15th December 2016. Limited seats are available, online registration are now open at

Victor Ekong, Senior Vice President, Citibank Hong Kong, who took part in the previous edition of the Data Science and Machine Learning Workshop stated: “This workshop was the most comprehensive Big Data related event I have ever attended. The expertise was at the highest level. Examples were quite useful.”

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