1000 Data Scientists

Paul McIntyre, in the Australia Financial Review:

Havas Worldwide is striking similar media and technology alliances, and leveraging the connections of Mr Bollore, who is also chairman and the largest shareholder of Vivendi Groupe, owner of Universal Music and pay TV operator and TV studio Canal. With a reinvention strategy which includes closer ties to Vivendi Universal's content capabilities and media networks, and an investment in a global unit of 1000 data scientists, Mr Benett is desperately trying to stay ahead of the headwinds that are battering the stereotypical ad agency.

Are there even one thousand data scientists in the whole world?