Associate Dean Jeffrey Stanton (right) moderates the panel discussion.

By: J.D. Ross
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The School of Information Studies (iSchool) and Big Data Journal hosted a panel discussion in New York City last week that coincided with the Strata Conference and the city’s DataWeek initative.

Held in the evening on Tuesday, October 29, after Strata sessions had ended for the day, the program will outlined alternatives to hiring new data science talent, and panelists provided options for developing the talent currently within an organization.

Moderated by iSchool senior associate dean Jeffrey Stanton, the panel included Robert Bry, Academic Initiative Lead at IBM; Annika Jimenez, Global Head of Data Science Services for Pivotal (a division of EMC); Nicholas O’Brien, Chief of Staff, New York City Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics; Dr. R. Madhavan, Chief Data Scientist at JP Morgan Chase & Co.; and Gopal Subramanian, Senior Vice President at Fidelity Investments.

“This was an outstanding event that blended thought leadership with the promotion of the data science program, as well as with an alumni gathering,” said iSchool data science program manager Erin Bartolo. “Attendees learned to identify key data science skills that matter in industry, as well how to discover and develop talent within their businesses.”

In their role as co-sponsor of the event, Big Data Journal, the first peer-reviewed journal to explore challenges and opportunities in the field of data discovery, is providing all attendees with a complimentary, six-month subscription to the publication.

New York City DataWeek is organized by the O'Reilly Strata Conference, which focuses on big data technology and strategy for business managers, data analysts, developers, and data scientists. O'Reilly co-presents DataWeek with New York City's Office for Information Technology and Telecommunications, and Control Group, a technology and design consultancy firm.