Banks Need to Change Data Scientist Recruitment to Compete with Big Tech

Data scientists have become one of the top needed professions in banking and big tech; banks are finding it harder to compete with the likes of Google, Facebook for a number of key reasons; compensation and data structures, big tech is able to pay over a million dollars a year for premier talent and data at big tech firms is not structured like banks so they are able to work more freely; Gurjeet Singh of Ayasdi says banks can make strides by creating competitions for data scientists when they leave school and investing more in all levels of the bank to cater to talent better. Source.

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