Data is truly the currency of the future. Organisations which capture and use data effectively and efficiently, will distinguish themselves from their competition over time. They have a better understanding of business trends, existing operational workflows, and in turn will be able to address the needs of both internal and external clients, in a more accurate and timely manner.
Effective data teams are well-structured and this often requires a thorough understanding of the data flows and the potential use of data by different divisions of the organisation. Good talent in this space are creative around the use of data, which usually implies that they have an exceptional understanding of key business or operational drivers.