Veltys at ENSAE Alumni Data Science Meeting

Romain Aeberhardt and Philippe Février (Veltys) were invited by ENSAE Alumni and Médiamétrie to present at the 1st Data Science breakfast of 2019, on January 25th. Philippe Tassi, Médiamétrie Executive Vice President and ENSAE ALUMNI Vice President, hosted the conference.

 

The Data Scientist family is growing: welcome to the Economist-Data Scientist!

 

Among the big and recent Data Scientist family, various profiles emerged around traditional statisticians: data analysts, data engineers, Kaggle masters, machine learners, and lately Economist-Data Scientists.

 

The latter owns very specific skills, combining a good command of quantitative tools and a structural understanding of underlying economic phenomenon, serving a transversal vision. GAFA, and more broadly tech companies, are already aware of this and recruit more of them every year, either freshly graduated analysts or more senior Chief Economists.

  • What makes Economist-Data Scientists so special?
  • Which companies can benefit from their specific skills?
  • What is missing (or not) to an ENSAE-graduate to become the perfect Economist-Data Scientist? What kind of position can he/she expect to hold?

 

We answered all these questions using our entire experience of advising top management from big French and international companies in economics and data science, as well as our experience of creating and managing start-ups (Viooh, Upply).

 

Full report of this meeting will soon be available