Digital Transformation and Citizen Data Scientists Go Hand-in-Hand!
Gartner predicts that, ‘50% of organizations will adopt modern data quality solutions to better support their digital business initiatives.’ As businesses adapt to the reality of digital transformation (Dx) and the integration of new technology with business processes and decision-making, the concept of Citizen Data Scientists plays an increasingly crucial role.
It is nearly impossible to ensure the success of Digital Transformation initiatives without including business users and team members. The human resource component is the active ingredient that makes it all work!
‘Transforming business users into Citizen Data Scientists, provides advantages to the organization, to the business users and to data scientists.’
The wise enterprise must provide the right technology and tools for business users to encourage the Citizen Data Scientist transformation and align Digital Transformation (Dx) objectives with desired outcomes. Here, we discuss two of the primary considerations:
Organizational Support for Citizen Data Scientist Role
In order to assure the success of the Digital Transformation (Dx) and Citizen Data Scientist initiatives, the organization must understand and support both approaches. It is imperative that the enterprise undertake a comprehensive review of the current and desired technology landscape, to understand how the various software solutions and tools currently support the needs of the team, and where they fall short. Involving the team in these discussions is crucial. By anticipating the needs of the business user and helping these users to understand the new role of Citizen Data Scientist, the organization can address concerns and prepare for the new role so that users will have what they need to engage in new digital processes and in data discovery and analysis.
Appropriate Augmented Analytics Solution and Tools
As part of the Dx initiative, augmented analytics tools provide the foundation for Citizen Data Scientists to take on the role and succeed. The enterprise must provide self-serve tools including self-serve data preparation, assisted predictive modeling, smart data visualization and natural language processing (NLP) capability that will allow users to ask questions and get information in a Google-type environment, without coding or programming or the assistance of the IT team. The organization should also consider the addition of foundational training to assist the business user in understanding the new role, how to collaborate and share data with others, how to use the augmented analytics solutions to best suit their roles and responsibilities and which analytical techniques they can leverage to perform analytics.
‘The wise enterprise must provide the right technology and tools for business users to encourage the Citizen Data Scientist transformation and align Digital Transformation (Dx) objectives with desired outcomes.’
Transforming business users into Citizen Data Scientists, provides advantages to the organization, to the business users and to data scientists, and it can provide numerous benefits to you as a Citizen Data Scientist candidate. Today, businesses can explore a FREE Online Citizen Data Scientist Course, and the right augmented analytics solution, and organizational planning, to build a solid foundation and business user confidence. Explore the capabilities of Smarten Augmented Analytics products and services.