It is commonly accepted that data scientists are the smartest people in every field and a hot commodity for every industry. However, high compensation rates, ready access data without onerous red tape and advanced computing environments, are not enough to keep them engaged.
Data scientists hope to apply their minds beyond financial modelling since they love hard puzzles and are motivated by solving challenging problems. Therefore, businesses have to provide them with less tangible benefits since most of them seek for a sense of purpose in their practice. This purpose can be found in volunteering for NGOs that leverage the power of data science to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.
ING WB Advanced Analytics consists of both competent and socially-minded data scientists that next to their demanding tasks, work on projects which contribute to the betterment of society. Androniki Menelaou is one of our team’s brilliant minds leading the Katana Lens project. Apart from her busy schedule, she works as a volunteer at the Cyprus Refugee Council.