What is the most difficult to find attribute in a good data scientist?

For me the most difficult to find attribute at the moment is experience. There are a lot of schools now producing a better flow of graduates with data science skills, which is great, but in the short term this means that the bulk of the resource pool is very raw with little real-world experience.

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Author: Tony Bain

Tony has 20 years experience building software and services business using advanced analytics, collaboratively using computers to do what they do best and empowering people to do what they do best. He is the co-founder of RockSolid SQL (now part of DXC Technology) and has grown the business to over 130 customers globally, and is also an adviser for LiquidityCube, one of the most exciting emerging fintech startups right now. Tony has written numerous books, articles and posts on data driven business and regularly presents at data focused conferences.