Gartner Research

Must-Have Roles for Data and Analytics, 2017

Published: 02 November 2016

ID: G00309273

Analyst(s): Andrew White , Thomas Oestreich


Data and analytics leaders cannot master the opportunities and challenges of digital business transformation with yesterday's roles and yesterday's organizational design. Now is the time to create new data and analytics roles that are fit for the digital business future.

Table Of Contents


  • Strategic Planning Assumptions

Research Highlights

  • The Need to Rethink Roles
  • The New Hybrid and Distributed Organization
  • Ten Data and Analytics Roles to Focus On Now
    • The Executive Roles: CDO and CAO
    • The Data-Driven Facilitator
    • The Analysts
    • The Business Process Analyst (BPA)
    • The Data Engineer
    • The (Enterprise) Information Architect
    • Information Stewardship Ensures Data and Analytics Governance
    • Master Data Management (MDM) Program Manager
    • Emerging Roles for Algorithmic Business

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