To find candidates for a data scientist job, you need to find out where the candidates spend time. Reed recommends making yourself and your company visible. "You have to make sure these people can find you where they go to network." Reed suggests joining LinkedIn groups, social media groups and technical user groups. "Go on an awareness campaign," he says.
Until universities produce more graduates with big data skills to address the shortage, CIOs will need to be creative to find people with the right skills and the right fit for their big data aspirations.
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