Where are the (Data) Champions?

Big data, with its complimentary AI & ML engines attached, relays unthinkable opportunities for company performance over the next decade. And we so easily envision this future bounded inside current organizational constructs, like inside the existing organization chart. Then some external force – like the COVID pandemic – comes around and flips our understanding upside down and we realize that the organization structure and work routines are not what they are because of some fundamental truth, but simply the result of repeated beliefs that evolved over the years. The frightening part is that they evolved to function perfectly well in an analog world, and we are now in a digital world.

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