From Big Data To Chief Of Data - The C-Suite Opens Up
Skytree, a vendor of business analytics software, commissioned a survey that found nearly one in five companies have opened up their C-suites to Chief Data Officers, and about one quarter have created data science departments.
The survey also found that even though many companies have data scientists, more than 60 per cent of them have a poor knowledge of advanced data analytics techniques.
The full survey is here: 2013 Big Data Analytics Report | Skytree – Machine Learning on Big Data for Predictive Analytics
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Automated data analysis is certainly cheaper than paying a salary but, there's no one to fire if the box gets it wrong.