Insights from a Chief Analytics Officer

Lately there has been a lot of talk around CAOs or Chief Analytics Officers. I recently read an article by Ed Burns, in Search Business Analytics titled ‘A View from the Chief Analytics Officer’ that I would like to share it with you. In the article Ed brings us some very pertinent points raised by Joe DeCosmo, the chief analytics officer at online financial services company Enova who starts off by saying that “analytics is about way more than technology, which is IT’s traditional domain”. He continues saying, “In order to innovate, analytics needs to stand on its own. But finding the right people is always a challenge.” he also talks about how there has never been greater demand for workers with quantitative skills and about how there is considered to be a shortage of skilled workers just as more and more businesses are trying to rely more heavily on analytics and how this is a big problem. A very insightful read…

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