White House appoints first US Chief Data Scientist

Posted to News  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Did you hear the news? The White House officially appointed DJ Patil as the federal government’s first ever Chief Data Scientist. Awesome.

Here’s Patil, with an introduction by President Barack Obama, on what’s in store and a recruitment note for the US Digital Services.

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