SOURCE: CrowdFlower


December 17, 2014 10:00 ET

What's Hot & What's Not in Data Science for 2015: CrowdFlower's Infographic Illustrates What Data Scientists Foresee in the New Year

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 17, 2014) - CrowdFlower (, the leading data enrichment platform for data scientists, released its first "What's Hot & What's Not in Data Science" infographic. According to CrowdFlower's team of data scientists, the forecast for 2015 includes data's major impact on the Internet of Things, changes in the skills and structure of the data scientist role and heavy emphasis on finding rich data within big data.

"2015 will be a big year in data science. We're hitting critical mass when it comes to the sheer volume of data that companies are amassing and the focus is finally going to shift from 'how much' data to 'how valuable or usable,' is all of that data," said Lukas Biewald, co-founder and CEO of CrowdFlower. "The role of the data scientist is also going to go through an evolution where we see Chief Data Scientists superseding Chief Information Officers when it comes to making key IT and big data related purchasing decisions in the coming year. Overall, companies are going to be paying critical attention to data science and the impact this space will have on organizations of all sizes and focus."

CrowdFlower's 2015 Hot & Not List includes:

  • Rich Data vs. Big Data: In 2015, companies will rely on rich data -- the volumes of data that have actual relevance -- instead of big data, to drive growth.

  • Data of Everything vs. Internet of Things: Our fascination with the Internet of Things isn't going away but the aggregated data generated from connected devices will add a new layer of value to IoT.

  • Chief Data Scientists (CDS) vs. Chief Information Officers (CIO): In the past, CIOs were the keepers of all things IT but in 2015, Chief Data Scientists will hold the purse strings when it comes to key IT buying decisions that leverage company data.

Utilizing a network of over five million on-demand contributors, CrowdFlower's data enrichment platform helps businesses tackle large quantities of repetitive work to deliver up to seven years of work in a single day. eBay, Edelman, EventBrite, The Home Depot, VMWare and Venuelabs are just a few of the companies currently using CrowdFlower to address a wide variety of data enrichment projects.

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About CrowdFlower
Founded in 2009, CrowdFlower is the leading data enrichment platform for data scientists. Its quality-control technology is the most accurate and fastest way to collect, label, and clean data from an on-demand workforce. The platform automates the management of these online contributors to tackle tasks that require human intelligence -- like search relevance tuning, data categorization, image annotation, metadata creation, sentiment analysis, transcription, and de-duplication. Backed by Trinity Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Harmony Partners and Canvas Venture Fund, CrowdFlower has over 150 customers including Unilever, Autodesk, eBay, Edelman, and VoiceBox.

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