Biarri Data Science

The growing demand for data scientists and what it means for graduates at Biarri

At Biarri one of our biggest value drivers is being able to transform businesses through leveraging data to help make better business decisions. At the core of turning that data into value is our team of Data Scientists. In a recent article published on abc.net, author Antonia O’Flaherty discusses the growing demand for data scientists and the ‘surge’ for Data Science degrees.  

To read the full abc.net article click the following link

Data science growing in popularity across universities

The career for the future 

Described as ‘The sexiest job in the 21st century’ by the Harvard Business Review, Queensland universities have seen a large increase in enrollments and popularity. Griffith University alone has seen an increase of 400 per cent and has since introduced Data Science into two double degrees. 

The growing attraction has also seen a surge in enrollments at both Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and at the University of Queensland (UQ). 

QUT has seen a steady increase in enrollments since launching its postgraduate Master of Data Analytics in 2019 with QUT students said to be ‘future-proofing’ their careers by Professor Troy Farrell, the executive dean of QUT Faculty of Science.  

Since the introduction of the program at UQ, over 5 years approximately 700 students have taken to the classroom, taking up several new degrees on offer at the University of Queensland. 

Data Science and what it means for Biarri

Our very own Head of analytics, Dr Evan Shellshear is a guest lecturer at leading universities on the eastern border, and predicts that Australia alone will need an additional 30,000 data scientists come 2031.

Biarri's Evan Shellshear discussing the growing demand for data scientists
Head of Analytics, Dr Evan Shellshear

“What we are seeing coming out of universities alone is that we are not going to meet that demand, so there will always be a gap.”

As a Tech-business based here in Brisbane, Biarri continues to provide a fun and exciting working environment for Data Scientists and Mathematicians to be able to apply what they learnt in University and apply it solving real life problems across multiple industries. From Energy and Mining to Retail, data scientists are applying their skills to a multitude of different business problems and providing valuable real life solutions. 

Full time Biarri employee and recent UQ graduate Dillon Steyl, graduated with a Mathematics and Computer Science degree, is relishing working at Biarri and making a positive impact for businesses. 

Dillon Steyl making a positive impact at Biarri.
Recent UQ graduate, Dillon Steyl enjoying his new role at Biarri.

“I have always liked mathematics and statistics, and here at Biarri I get to use those fields to solve real world problems. That is the biggest appeal for me.”

Dillon adds “There are lots of really positive, passionate and friendly people here at Biarri, and we all focus on solving one problem together and making the world a better place. It is quite a special experience.”

Biarri is always on the lookout for promising and excited graduates. For more information or if you have any questions please reach out today!

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