No Data Scientist Yet? No Problem By Mike Hoskins By now I’m sure you’ve heard the term “data scientist.” In fact, it’s being touted as the “sexiest job” of the 21st century by Harvard Business Review. Folks left and right are claiming that data scientists are becoming an integral part of businesses. Even colleges and universities are adding more courses on the topic. While I agree that the data scientist role is and always will be highly sought after, I also believe that there are steps companies can take now to arm their existing employees with the skills required for a data scientist position without actually hiring one.