Gartner issues four-part prescription for data and analytics leaders
Linda Tucci | March 19, 2018
Fake facts, discrimination, complexity and illiteracy are four challenges CIOs and data experts must overcome to reap the value of data analytics. Also, forget about bimodal IT. GRAPEVINE, Texas -- "It's such a consequential time to be a data and analytics leader," said Rita Sallam, research vice president at Gartner and master of ceremonies of the recent Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2018 event. Consequential because companies deemed info-savvy are valued at nearly twice the market average, she said, citing Gartner research. And consequential because data, as regarded by the information experts attending the event, is under attack. "Just as fake news became a viable political weapon -- and make no mistake, fake news is fake data, which makes it our problem -- ensuring data quality, providing a foundation of trust, just became job No. 1 for everyone in this room," Sallam said.