Panelists Debate Data Scientists' Need for Domain Knowledge

Panelists at NATAS debate the pros and cons of data scientists having domain knowledge.

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It started, as most great debates do, with a simple question. "What is a data scientist?" The question was posed by moderator Neeraj Hegde, a quantitative trading architect at Paris-based Societe Generale, during a panel looking at algorithms and analytics at the North American Trading Architecture Summit in New York. Gary Bhattacharjee, executive director at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, said a data scientist should technically have experience in four different categories: math, engineer