It is now a fact of life for data and analytics (D&A) leaders that much of the critical D&A activity occurring in an enterprise does not take place within centralized IT teams. Increasingly, data, analytics and the technologies supporting them do not reside in traditional data center environments or the cloud. As this trend continues, there is both a requirement and a huge opportunity for organizations to enable greater flexibility in where and how data management and analytics happen. These changes will significantly impact data and analytics leaders and their teams, requiring new capabilities and skills while also opening up new opportunities to deliver value. As organizations recognize the need to accelerate the use of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for maximum business impact, they also need to promote data literacy and ensure data quality through data governance programs.
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