Gartner Research

Must-Have Roles for Data and Analytics, 2018

Published: 30 July 2018

ID: G00367011

Analyst(s): Jorgen Heizenberg , Andrew White


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

Table Of Contents


  • The Need to Rethink Roles

Research Highlights

  • The New Hybrid and Distributed Organization
  • Data and Analytics Roles to Focus on Now
    • Chief Data Officer (CDO)
    • The Data-Driven Facilitator
    • The Analysts
    • The Business Process Analyst (BPA)
    • The Data Engineer
    • The Data Ethicist
    • The Information/Data Architect
    • Lead Information Steward
    • Information Steward
    • Master Data Management (MDM) Program Manager
  • Emerging Roles for Digital Business

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