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Data science (DS) is driving a quantitative understanding of the world around us. When the technologies to aggregate large quantities of data are paired with inexpensive computing resources, data scientists can discover patterns through analysis and modeling at scales that were not possible just decades earlier. This quantitative understanding of the world through data is being used to predict the future, drive consumer behavior, and make critical business decisions. The scientific process used to improve our understanding of the world allows us to craft solutions based on testable and repeatable results.
Leadership is the ability to amplify your capabilities by influencing, nurturing, directing, and inspiring people around you to produce more significant impact than what can be achieved as an individual. There are opportunities to lead as a technical individual contributor and as a people manager.