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Skills for data-driven careers
The integration of data science and business strategy has created a demand for professionals who can make data-driven decisions that propel their organizations forward. You can build the essential analysis and leadership skills needed for careers in today's data-driven world in Northwestern’s online Master of Science in Data Science program. You'll learn from a distinguished faculty of industry experts currently working in the field. Choose from a range of specializations to suit your goals and prepare for key roles in today’s data-driven world. Find out more here.
Big Data Demystified
The Financial Times Press has just published Big Data Demystified, a book written for business executives.  In this book, Dr. David Stephenson, who has led several international analytics programs (including for both eBay and Axel Springer), starts by describing the fundamentals of big data and then dedicates the remainder of the book to describing how to practically use big data within an organisation, including how to set an analytics strategy, choose technologies, and recruit appropriate roles.  The book is now available in both print and electronic format and was selected as March business book of the month by WHSmith Travel.

This is the book we’ve been missing: big data explained without the complexity.” 
Marc Salomon, Professor in Decision Sciences and Dean at University of Amsterdam Business School

"I have never come across a book that is so full of practical advice, actionable examples and helpful explanations."
Tobias Wann CEO of @Leisure Group, an Axel Springer subsidiary
Weekly Highlights


Dear data enthusiasts,

Over the last few months, a large part of our community has reached out and asked for help to start or further their data science career. If you’re one of them, add your details to our job seekers database, and we’ll do our best to find the right career opportunities for you -- getting your dream job can be this simple!

If you’re on the other side of the equation and you work for or run a company that is in desperate need for that talented little analytics genius, send us an e-mail to and we can help you reach the rarest gems through our newsletter, job boards and events.

Your Dataconomy Team

This Week in Data


Frictionless Data: Why Ease and Portability Are More Important Than Ever

In the field of data, ease of access and portability are becoming increasingly important. Businesses need to utilize data to remain competitive; meaning, they must have quick, real-time access to their data. Now more than ever, accessing this data can mean the difference between competition being one step ahead or

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Cambridge Analytica Scandal Marks a Shakeup of the Big Data Landscape

The Cambridge Analytica story is starting to take over the news cycle, as the public learns just how the Trump campaign and its donors used Facebook ads to create a massive sociopolitical shakeup. Facebook has come under extreme scrutiny about what went wrong when it came to protecting our data

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An Introduction to Markov Chains Using R

Analytics has become an integral part of our daily lives. We don’t even realize how analytics is driving our decisions, our activities, our interests, our shopping behavior and more. Companies are using analytics to identify potential acquisition opportunities, their future market performances, customer behavior and many other areas. One such

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12 Potential Consequences of Data Breaches

Digital data continues to expand exponentially, according to the authors of Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think. The amount of information stored online is growing at an unprecedented rate – one that currently exceeds the growth of the world economy by approximately four

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How Data Exhaust Can Be Leveraged To Benefit Your Company

Big data has become nearly ubiquitous among companies in every company – if they’re not using it, they’re thinking about it. In one 2017 survey, 53% of companies were using big data in their business strategy. Most big data programs are focused on certain types of data. These essential data

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Nano Coin: Is Block Lattice Better Than Blockchain?

Nano (formerly RaiBlocks) is a digital cryptocurrency that runs the directed acyclic graph algorithm. Nano aims at providing a platform that offers users instant transactions with zero-fee charges. To achieve this, Nano uses its unique technology called “block lattice.” In this novel technological approach, every account on the Nano network

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Upcoming Events



Big Data, Paris v 7.0

Join us for an evening of exciting talks from Data Science Industry leaders and experts, followed by enough time for a few beers, pizza and networking. We look forward to seeing you there! Event Schedule 7:00 – 7:15: Registration 7:15 – 7:25 PM: Introduction Talk by Hara Kanatsouli Events Marketing Manager at Data Natives

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