Has anyone moved from one industry to another, e.g. from the Internet to Finance (that's what I did, but I eventually came back to the Internet). What are the challenges? Rewards?
In my case, I brought all the scoring concepts that I was working with in credit card fraud detection, into web traffic scoring. It has been a very rewarding experience, learning from the credit card industry and applying to web traffic, and the move from Finance to the Internet was vertical. My initial move from the Internet to the Finance industry was horizontal, in terms of career status.
(Interestingly, I also receive periodic interest from the pharmaceutical industry, although I lack industry experience. Has the pharmaceutical industry benefited from importing analytic professionals from other fields?)