[VIDEO] Barack Obama appoints first Chief Data Scientist

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US President Barack Obama made a surprise “appearance” at the prestigious Big Data conference STRATA + HADOOP World in San Jose, California on February 19th 2015.

He emphasized the importance of Data Science and asked for help from Data Scientists attending the conference to make better apps to help the American people. Also, President Barack Obama appoints first Chief Data Scientist, Dr. DJ Patil.

This is a remarkable achievement to have the first Chief Data Scientist. This means that a lot of projects will be data driven and lots of jobs will be created in the IT Big Data fields.