We spoke to Philip O’Dwyer and Linda Devenney from Fidelity Investments about the importance of data science and the skills needed to enter the field.

Fidelity Investments is one of the largest providers of financial services in the world. It has been in Ireland for 20 years and employs approximately 1,000 people.

Director of software engineering, Philip O’Dwyer, and director of data architecture, Linda Devenney, spoke to us about the importance of data science and the kind of skill set required to pursue a career in the data science field.

Devenney said data science “creates an important role these days in organisations where it provides strategic and tactical decisions using the knowledge of insights” from the information.

Words by Jenny Darmody