According to government official, Suzette Kent, agencies will soon be searching the talent piles for data science professionals to fill the many demands of the world’s technology transformation. UMBC’s graduate program in Data Science is dedicated to preparing students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds for careers in data science.

In this week’s roundup, we take a look at this growing need for data scientists. We also take a look at Boeing’s employee education investment, Apple’s new health records service, a New York state healthtech network, and Microsoft’s new data center under the North Sea.


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Data science talent will be the next big need for agencies

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According to government official, Suzette Kent, agencies will soon be searching the talent piles for data science professionals to fill the many demands of the world’s technology transformation. There is a need for data science professionals to analyze the growing troves of government data. If you’ve ever considered entering the data science field, now is the time. The data analytics environment continues to grow and is creating an increased demand across public and private sectors.


Boeing announces details of $100 million employee education investment

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If you’re the creative, innovative type, this news out of Boeing is likely to flood your brain with feel good chemicals. As a result of crowdsourcing more than 40,000 ideas from employees, Boeing has launched new workforce development programs.


Apple is opening up its new health records service to app developers and researchers

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Apple is giving medical researchers and app developers a chance to work on health tools to help prevent diseases. These tools include things like medication tracking, disease management, nutrition planning and medical research. They will have direct access to willing patients’ personal medical data on their phone to aid in their research efforts.


NY network enables ADT alert sharing for providers

To enhance the secure exchange of patient health information throughout the state, NY has enabled a statewide network called SHIN-NY. This network will connect eight regional networks for quicker access to healthcare data.


Microsoft: Taking to the Sea to Meet Environmental Goals

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Microsoft has dropped a data center into the North Sea. It is powered by renewable energy. Why in the sea, you may ask? This article explains that having data centers close to computing hubs means smoother web surfing and less back and forth between users and servers.


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