Meet the 11 Big Data & Data Science Leaders on LinkedIn

Meet the 11 Big Data & Data Science Leaders on LinkedIn

In this post, we present a list of popular data science leaders on LinkedIn. Follow these leaders who will keep you in touch with the latest Data Science happenings!

If you are looking for some daily dose of data science & analytics on LinkedIn, follow these leaders. While there are a great many powerful data scientists & analytics leaders spreading their knowledge out there, here are a few who have a high follower count on LinkedIn. Some of them create a buzz about data science on LinkedIn by sharing data science related content.

Bernard is a frequent contributor to the World Economic Forum, writes for Forbes, is recognized by the CEO Journal as one of today's leading business brains and by LinkedIn as one of the World's top 5 business influencers. He writes on big data and leadership. In his last post, he picks interesting quotes and describes about what not to do as a leader Are These The Worst Leadership Quotes Of All Time?.

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Josh Bersin founded Bersin & Associates, LLC in 2001 and also serves as its Principal and CEO. He is a Frequent Speaker at industry events, a regular contributor to leading training and HR publications, and the author of "The Blended Learning Book: Best Practices, Proven Methodologies, and Lessons Learned" (October 2004, Pfeiffer). He published research by Bersin & Associates covers areas such as leadership development, training measurements, and performance management.

Tim O'Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media Inc. His original business plan was simply "interesting work for interesting people," and that's worked out pretty well. He publishes books, runs conferences, invests in early-stage startups, urges companies to create more value than they capture, and tries to change the world by spreading and amplifying the knowledge of innovators.

4. DJ Patil, U.S. Chief Data Scientist at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy - 256K

DJ Patil is the first Chief Data Scientist of the USA. He previously served as the VP of Product at RelateIQ, as Chief Product Officer of Color Labs, and as Head of Data Products and Chief Scientist of LinkedIn. He notably co-authored HBR 2012 article with Thomas Davenport “Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century”. The term data scientist, coined in 2008, has often been credited to Patil and Jeff Hammerbacher, who back then were leads of data and analytics efforts at LinkedIn and Facebook respectively. DJ frequently shares content on LinkedIn.

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Tomasz Tunguz is a Partner at Redpoint Ventures where he works with Axial, Looker, Electric Imp, Expensify, ThredUp, Quantifind and Erply. He writes data-driven blog posts about key questions facing startups including how to fund raise, startup benchmarks, management best practices and team building. Prior to joining Redpoint, Tomasz was the Product Manager for Google's Social Media monetization team, including the Google-MySpace partnership.

Hilary Mason is CEO and Founder of Fast Forward Labs, an independent data technology research lab. She is also Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm. A genuinely charming speaker who resonates with both tech and nonspecialist audiences, Hilary speaks about the challenges and the rewards of working with big data, with a special focus on machine learning.


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