The Harvard Business Review woke up the business world in October 2012 to a new reality in their article- “Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century“. Yes, you may be having the same reaction that I did – “What?! When did Data Scientists become sexier than those perennially sexy Engineers?” And of course….”What the heck is a data scientist?”

Well, we are now two years into the future from that decree from HBR – maybe it’s time to reevaluate the facts on the ground. Do we now have these jetsonian data scientists with their statistical modeling jetpacks and oracle-inspiring foresight changing how business is done today?

Well… it depends.