Data Analytics Professionals – Taking us from hindsight to foresight

Successful data analytics professionals typically possess deep, practical experience in a number of competencies, ranging from data profiling to leveraging industry-leading tools and technologies to drive value.

The past is prologue for the present. However, the present need not be prologue for the future. Not if our Sagence professionals have anything to do with that journey. They are experts at helping companies migrate their thinking from hindsight to foresight by linking data management and advanced analytics to drive competitive advantage. They accelerate the ROI from accumulated data by liberating it from functional silos, generating insights, and paving the way for optimal, fact-based decisions

In order to help an organization achieve a deep and quantifiable understanding of its data assets, allowing it to fully enable its potential and create a competitive advantage, it’s essential for the data analytics team to have the right skills and technical know-how. Successful data analytics professionals typically possess deep, practical experience in a number of analytics competencies, including, but not necessarily limited to, data mining, data profiling, statistical modeling, machine learning, analytic techniques and toolboxes (for modeling, prediction, pricing, segmentation), information synthesis and inference and data visualization. Additionally, leveraging industry-leading tools and technologies to drive value is another must for data analytics teams.

To keep these skills current and relevant, and to ensure that data analytics professionals have the expertise in utilizing the analytics tools that are most impactful, it’s critical to continually build and refine one’s knowledge and expertise through training opportunities. Top analytics professionals do this through formal curriculum as well as on-the job training.

These skills, combined with a deep passion for all things data, a never-ending desire to learn, and a strong commitment to helping our clients, are what make our analytics professionals successful.

Contributed by Michele Goldstein.