Thursday, February 16, 2012

Deep Analytical Talent: Where Are They Now?

According to James Manyika, Michael Chui, Brad Brown, Jacques Bughin, Richard Dobbs, Charles Roxburgh, and Angela Hung Byers of McKinsey (2011, May), the enterprise demand for "deep analytical talent" around the world could reach crisis proportions by 2018:
There will be a shortage of talent necessary for organizations to take advantage of big data. By 2018, the US alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions.
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Click on the image above to view McKinsey's interactive graphic that shows the employment distribution of America's analytical talent by industry and role.

Source: Manyika, J; Chui, M; Brown, B; Bughin, J; Dobbs, R; Roxburgh, C; & Byers, A H (2011, May 2011), Big Data: The Next Frontier for Innovation, Competition, and Productivity, McKinsey.

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