The title has been around for less than a decade, but already ‘data scientist’ is considered to be among the sexiest jobs of the 21st century. In India it is no different.
Take the case of S Anand, the chief data scientist at Hyderabad based data visualisation and analytics company Gramener, for instance. He was recently wooed by an ecommerce major with an offer that was hard to refuse. Luckily for his cofounder Naveen Gattu, he was too passionate about their 50-people startup to leave. “At least one-two of my people get pinged on Linkedin every day on an average. Thankfully, they choose to stay,” said Gattu, the chief operating officer at Gramener.