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How to succeed at data science jobs that don't exist...yet! ODSC NYC 06/29/19

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Historical perspective as well as my Future Career Toolkit outlining steps for succeeding at data science jobs of the future.HINT: Download the PDF - my speaker notes are in a layer you can toggle on.

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How to succeed at data science jobs that don't exist...yet! ODSC NYC 06/29/19

  1. 1. Christopher Bishop chief reinvention officer, improvising careers June 29, 2019 How to succeed at data science jobs that don’t exist…yet!
  2. 2. 2 • Today every successful company is a technology company - whether they like it or not. • Proliferation of data generation – IoT, social media, mobile • In the future - regardless of industry or vertical - organizations will be required to embrace the power of data science. • Data science is being incorporated into every aspect of business regardless of discipline or geography. Big picture
  3. 3. © 2018 improvising careers 3
  4. 4. Charles Babbage - The Difference Engine (1822) 4 © 2018 improvising careers 4
  5. 5. 5 © 2018 improvising careers5 5
  6. 6. 6 © 2018 improvising careers6 6
  7. 7. 7 Job opportunities are always driven by new business models
  8. 8. 8 mobility 8
  9. 9. 9 biomedical tech 9
  10. 10. robotics 10
  11. 11. Nanopharmacist financial services 11
  12. 12. 12 media and entertainment
  13. 13. extraterrestrial travel 13
  14. 14. 14 What 14
  15. 15. 15 What 15
  16. 16. Future Career Toolkit VOICE + ANTENNA + MESH = FUTURE SUCCESS ┼ ┼ 1. Voice - defining your own brand 2. Antenna – mapping what you do to what is happening in the world 3. Mesh – finding and sharing with people who share your interests 16
  17. 17. Future Career Tool #1 – Voice •OBJECTIVE: Define your “uniqueness” •What qualities make you stand out? •What skills and experience make up your personal brand? Keep in mind: your Voice will change and evolve over your work life EXCERCISE • Pick a favorite movie, book, TV show, game – current or from your childhood • What do you like about it? Why does it resonate with you? • Write down the 2-3 aspects of the book or movie that you relate to • Duration: 2 minutes (individual) 17
  18. 18. Future Career Tool #1 – Voice •OBJECTIVE: Define your “uniqueness” •What qualities make you stand out? •What skills and experience make up your personal brand? Keep in mind: your Voice will change and evolve over your work life EXCERCISE • Pick a favorite movie, book, TV show, game – current or from your childhood • What do you like about it? Why does it resonate with you? • Write down the 2-3 aspects of the book or movie that you relate to • Duration: 2 minutes (individual) FAVORITE TOPIC MOVIE: Blade Runner 2049 Future culture, technology BOOK: Rise and Fall of Nations Economics, global business 18
  19. 19. Future Career Tool #2 – Antenna 19
  20. 20. Voice attribute Source Description Frequency Future Career Tool #2 – Antenna • Research 1-2 sources for each topic from your Voice exercise • Pick a range of sources, media, channels • Assign a frequency – how often will you check? • Duration: 3 minutes Tracking culture, business, society, politics, technology 20
  21. 21. Voice attribute Source Description Frequency Future culture Futurism Newsletter, Web site Daily New York Times Printed, digital Daily Tech MIT Tech Review Web site, print mag Monthly BBC Click TV show, web site Weekly Global business Bloomberg Tech TV show Weekly Wall St Journal Web site, app Occasionally The sweet spot – where ideas for new careers come from! Future Career Tool #2 – Antenna Tracking culture, business, society, politics, technology 21 • Research 1-2 sources for each topic from your Voice exercise • Pick a range of sources, media, channels • Assign a frequency – how often will you check? • Duration: 3 minutes
  22. 22. Future Career Tool #3 - Mesh 22
  23. 23. • Using criteria defined in the Voice exercise, do a LinkedIn search for groups/people in your areas of interest • Pick 3 people to “Connect“ with based on shared interest • Find one group to join based on your topic • Describe who you found and who you might connect with • Duration: 5 minutes Future Career Tool #3 - Mesh CRM tools 23
  24. 24. • VOICE continually reflect on what makes you unique – know that it will evolve • ANTENNA be diligent about monitoring information sources and finding new ones • MESH add five people a week to your profile – reach for them when you are ready to move to your next job Putting it all together… VOICE ANTENNA MESH 24
  25. 25. Key takeaways 25 1. Technology is constantly changing 2. Don’t get hung up on the tools 3. Focus on business problems, not coding problems 4. Move up the value chain 5. Be creative!
  26. 26. See you in the future…☺ @chrisbishop chris@improvisingcareers.com linkedin.com/in/christopherbishop123 26

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