Gartner Research

Why You Need to Rethink Your Data and Analytics Roles Now

Published: 29 March 2019

ID: G00386467

Analyst(s): Frank Buytendijk , Pieter den Hamer , Jorgen Heizenberg

Summary

Data and analytics are strategic; they are omnipresent throughout organizations and need to be ready for continuous intelligence. Data and analytics leaders must address changing roles to clarify responsibilities, the business-IT partnership and, ultimately, business impact.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The Increased Strategic Importance of Data and Analytics Calls for the Creation of an Executive-Level Data and Analytics Leader Within the Business
  • The Omnipresent Decentralization of Data and Analytics Use Cases Leads to Many Part-Time and Hybrid Roles Across Lines of Business, Including IT, Which Increases Business Complexity
  • The Trend Toward Continuous Intelligence Will Create New Responsibilities and Roles for Those Managing Data and Analytics
  • Becoming a Data-Driven Enterprise Requires Multiple Mindsets

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