Skills of a data quant

I’m really looking forward to the upcoming session at Predictive Analytics World: Necessary Skills of the Quant Across Sectors

What makes a quant a true rockstar? What kind of soft skills, what kind of tech skills and background, and what portfolio of experience? With the organizational process behind predictive analytics – across business applications such as fraud and marketing – something of an art form, the requisite skills of key analytics staff are multidimensional and often hard to nail down. This expert panel will grab a hammer and start defining exactly what’s needed in this very particular workforce.

Recently I saw the the article: Tips for hiring a data scientist in which it highlighted the importance of intellectual curriosity.