Chief Data Science Officers Won’t Supplant CIOs

Some believe a new C-level data scientist will inevitably control the purse strings on data-related projects. Here’s why that’s a bad idea.

Everybody craves prestige, but there are only so many prestigious positions to go around. Who doesn’t want a C-level position and the salary that comes with it? Data scientists have seen their prestige rise over the past few years as the big data revolution has picked up steam. If nothing else, they’re arguably the “sexiest” geeks in creation at this moment, or so we’ve been told. But you would have trouble finding one of them anywhere in the business world occupying the executive suite.

Author: James Kobielus

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