This blog entry is not going to have much by me, but are typed quotes from this lecture Hadley Wickham gave at the Chicago Chapter of the ACM, March 7th, 2018. It opens with who Hadley is, but basically he's an important tool builder / developer which has driven a lot of the programmatic breakthroughs which make getting to insights faster and easier today.
One can't say he's a pioneer of the "Data Revolution", but he is one of the most prolific, current key contributors to the changes taking place in the data world. This blog is really just a list of quotes I've tried to capture from this video because he does a really good job explaining what "data science" is and how it's done. The opening 8 minutes of this hour long program does a good job of explaining what Data Science is and its process for insights.