Cognitive computing and deep learning are terms that IT leaders are increasingly exposed to when it comes to analytics and big data. But with all the hype, it can be difficult to decide on a course of action. However, it’s important that IT leaders sort through the noise and use emerging technology to come up with a plan.
“Data science is where a lot of the innovation that is driving the digital disruption is coming from,” said Jim Hare, research vice president, during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. “You as IT leaders need a data science strategy. I guarantee if you don’t have one, your executives at the board level are looking for IT leadership to say ‘What is our strategy?’ and the business is probably already doing something around data science, with or without IT involvement.” Big data, and the emerging tech surrounding it, is an area that IT leaders need to think about to operationalize data science in the organization. These five actions can help.
Jim Hare, research vice president, during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.