Does Growing Demand for Data Science Create New Opportunities for Information Systems?

Agarwal, R and Bapna, R and Yong Goh, K and Ghose, A and Shmueli, G and Slaughter, S (2014) Does Growing Demand for Data Science Create New Opportunities for Information Systems? In: Thirty Fifth International Conference on Information Systems, 2014, Auckland.

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Many employers expect to face a significant shortfall of workers with data science skills in the coming decade. This panel focuses on the opportunities and challenges this poses for the Information Systems (IS) community. Specifically, the panel focuses on three key questions at the nexus of data science, skills, and IS: a) characterizing the changes in skill demand from industry in a variety of international contexts, b) evaluating the role of IS departments in educating the next generation of these workers, and c) identifying how IS research should adjust to complement new educational initiatives. These questions are provocative because they are rooted in a debate about whether industry investment in modern data technologies requires new workers and skills, new courses and faculty, and a new knowledge base, or whether data science is best understood as a rebranded phenomenon that will be rapidly and effectively absorbed into existing infrastructure.

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Shmueli, G
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Big Data, Data Science, Information Systems, IS skills, IS education
Subjects: Applied Statistics and Computing
Information Systems
Depositing User: Veeramani R
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 18:38
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2015 11:03
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