The Search for the Elusive Data Scientist: How CFOs and CIOs Can Work Together

When it comes to the power and potential of data, the opportunities and challenges are crystal-clear: Big Data and analytics is the top priority for LOB, according to the 2016 State of the CIO Report. More than three-quarters of respondents to KPMG’s “Going Beyond the Data” survey of over 800 senior executives say they are already making faster and more accurate decisions thanks to data and analytics (D&A). As the study stated, “Today, the issue is no longer about owning the most data but rather … how to turn data into insights.” At the same time, however, the war for data talent is a top CIO challenge — 49% of CIOs expect to experience IT skills shortages next year, found the Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey, while a Wall Street Journal…


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