Data science


What is data science?

Working in data science and analytics involves using data to derive valuable insights and make informed decisions. Professionals in this field work with various types of data, employ analytic techniques and use specialized tools to figure out the meaning behind the numbers. They work close with company stakeholders to understand their goals, and decide how data may be used to achieve them.

What skills do data scientists need?

A career in data science and analytics offers a wide range of opportunities, from technical roles to strategic positions, across a variety of industries such as finance, health care, marketing, technology and more. It requires a blend of technical skills, analytical thinking, domain knowledge and effective communication to succeed in this rapidly evolving field.

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Beth Saunders
Data and analytics manager
Mysa Smart Thermostats

Beth Saunders holds a bachelor of commerce (co-operative) degree with a concentration in marketing from Memorial University. She has over a decade of experience working in technical marketing roles but currently holds the position of data and analytics manager with local startup, Mysa Smart Thermostats.

She’s passionate about leveraging technology to uncover what’s working and what isn’t so businesses can focus their efforts on the right things. She loves learning, sharing her knowledge with others and inspiring those around her. She also has a keen interest in the startup community and supporting local businesses.

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