This is becoming one of the biggest skills that a CIO can develop over the next 24, 36, or 60 months, including:
- The ability to be great at data. Either you have to be great at the science of data, or preferably great at the presentation and the art of data – and developing skills at both.
- Being good at public data sources and marrying public and private data sources together via API’s.
- Developing feeds and really understanding the relationship and how data, both the mechanics and vision of data come together to aggregate them is key.
Once you know the tools and the data, pulling them together to aggregate them is key. Now you have to tell a story with the data. This is where people are fumbling about right now. Especially if you come from a small to medium size enterprise perspective without the entire team expertise native, in house.
I really encourage you to take a look at this book, Exponential Organizations by Salim Ismail and Michael S. Malone, it is a great book on this topic.
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