Solving problems with large amounts of data – Data science is a discipline that can provide great added-value, especially in controlling. In the article “The Business Data Scientist“, Marcus Goerke, Co-founder at NEXT Data Service, and Prof. Dr. Heiko Seif, Senior Manager at UNITY and MBS Professor, show what concrete opportunities are hidden behind Business Data Science and how companies can make targeted use of them. In addition, they explain what the special combination is in the relatively new role of the Business Data Scientist and which success factors apply. The article also discusses what makes a good “Business Data Scientist” and, lastly, what Approach needs to be taken in order to effectively leverage potentials for the company. This article was published in the “Controller Magazine” (Issue 1/2019).