Digital Economy

College of Computer Science Organizes Data Is the New Oil Webinar

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  From the college's keenness in spreading digital knowledge among society, Dean of the College of Computer Science, Dr. Ali Mohammed Algarwi, supervisor of the "Summer of Technology" initiative, clarified that the college is launching many initiatives and technical seminars and sessions during the summer. It will continue its efforts to meet Vision 2030 and raise the digital awareness of society. The webinar — attended by 1,100 participants — opened with a speech from Dr. Asiri on data and big data, data science, and its development and importance in our time. Dr. Asiri then talked about the data structures and types and stressed the importance of distinguishing between types of data from structured to non-structured. Dr. Asiri also discussed data science and business intelligence, the differences between them, and the important distinction that business intelligence is related to the past while data science is related to the future. At the end of the webinar, Dr. Asiri pointed out the skills and functional areas of data science in that a data scientist possesses several skills such as programming, mathematical statistics, and analysis, noting that it is one of the hottest jobs in the 21st century.