The CIO’s role has changed dramatically in the past five years. Becoming an enabler of business success is now expected. What’s emerging, and is just as important, is that the CIO must take the lead in enabling data analytics within the organization.
This includes supporting data scientists as they integrate data sets within the enterprise and establish themselves as the center of expertise for all things having to do with data. Above all, it’s about providing the leadership to ensure that the organization develops the critical business insights that can only come from the effective use of data. As Ben Gaines, Director of Product Management for Adobe Analytics, has noted, “CIOs are uniquely positioned to deliver an organizational platform that provides the depth and breadth of data and analytics tools that meet a range of demands, from the casual user to the highly skilled data scientist.”
Author: Ben Gaines