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ITworld: Data artist in residence: Why your data needs an artist’s touch

jerAs more companies hire data scientists, there is a corresponding trend to hire a new kind of employee that some refer to as “data artists,” whose job it is to tell the stories behind the data in the most accessible and revealing ways. And these folks are taking major roles on product management teams, such as Jer Thorp pictured here. In this story for ITWorld today, I talk about what is a data artist and how Microsoft and Google and the New York Times are making good use of them.


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David Strom is an international authority on network and Internet technologies. He has written extensively on the topic for 20 years for a wide variety of print publications and websites, such as The New York Times, TechTarget.com, PC Week/eWeek, Internet.com, Network World, Infoworld, Computerworld, Small Business Computing, Communications Week, Windows Sources, c|net and news.com, Web Review, Tom's Hardware, EETimes, and many others.