Analytics Leadership in the Age of
Infinite Possibilities

Contributed by Christy Pettey
  • October 19, 2018

History is filled with examples of using science and technology to transform scarcity into abundance. We’ve seen the exponential adoption of electricity, telephones, radio, and numerous other technologies. This has created a world of economic abundance for many.

The same can be said for data and analytics. Most of the time there seems to be an abundance of data, but a scarcity of trust in that data and the value and insight derived from it.

Opening the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit this week in Grapevine, Texas, Debra Logan, vice president and Gartner Fellow, and Kurt Schlegel, research vice president, told the audience of data and analytics leaders that to overcome these constraints, they should focus on building a data-centric organization, harness key trends and emerging technologies and drive outcomes that spearhead transformational business models.

It’s not hard to imagine a world where data and analytic applications are used pervasively in every business process and every decision we make,