White House to data scientists: We need you

Data is the key to transforming the nation, U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil said DJ Patil, chief data scientist of the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy, speaks at Strata+Hadoop World on Sept. 29, 2016. Credit: Katherine Noyes It’s been nearly two years since President Obama created the U.S. chief data scientist role, and the man currently in the job had an urgent message Thursday for attendees at Strata+Hadoop World: We need you. “We are at the first step in making data work for every American,” said DJ Patil in a keynote speech at the show. “It’s only going to make a difference when people like you step up and show that it’s not just feasible but scalable.” As chief data scientist in the White House Office of…

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