One of DC’s sexiest jobs: The Chief Data Officer

A few years ago, Dr. DJ Patil, who was recently named the first U.S.Chief Data Scientist, co-wrote a Harvard Business Review article introducing the data scientist as “the sexiest job of the 21st century.” “If ‘sexy’ means having rare qualities that are much in demand,” Patil, a veteran of such hot tech companies as Salesforce, eBay, Skype, PayPal and LinkedIn, and his colleague Thomas Davenport wrote, “data scientists are already there.” In Washington today, the same can be said aboutRead more