As the data infrastructure evolves and the ability of the business to consume data-driven insights improves, the role of the Data Scientist will become better defined. The ability to provide more relevant information faster from messy data is the core source of value. Gone are the days of the Unicorn. Now we should focus on building Unicorn Teams, sharing responsibility with different functions to accelerate outcomes that influence decisions.
• Don’t do it alone – be the bass player
• Demands are increasing; specialisation will help Data Scientists continue to drive value
• Information from data continues to be the core source of value
• Know what you are building – use the Party, Refrigerator, House model to guide investment