Here’s a great profile on a few of my Data Science colleagues here at Viacom. So excited to see a few of my hires (Matthew and Preeti) profiled!
Viacom has a strong track record of hiring data scientists with deep academic backgrounds who have also completed business training boot camps. Matt and Preeti were graduates of the Insight Data Science Fellows Program – an intensive 7 week post-doctoral training fellowship bridging the gap between academia & data science.
With any new hire, there is a learning curve. The transition can go smoothly if there are mentorship opportunities and other senior data scientists in place before the new cadets arrive.