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Viewpoint30 September 2020

Is 'data scientist' the next hot position in hotels/hospitality?

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Ian Millar, Professor at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
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Jon Davis
CTO at Village Hotel Club

As a business we generate enormous amounts of data from multiple sources and want to and understand it not only to analyse current performance (i.e. business intelligence) but also to be able to accurately forecast. 

In these testing times it is vital we understand not only sales patterns but also cost implications for future periods. We have always had this data, but having a data scientist / analyst team has given us the ability to understand business models, allowing the business to react faster to the ever changing world we find ourselves in. 

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