Is it the Right Time for My Business to Initiate a Citizen Data Scientist Program?
Whether you are a business owner, a business executive or a business manager, or you just like to keep up with industry trends, you no doubt have read about the transition of business users to Citizen Data Scientists. The topic has been in industry journals and publications for years, and it is still relevant today.
Gartner research has predicted that, ‘…automation of data science tasks will enable citizen data scientists to produce a higher volume of advanced analysis, than specialized data scientists.’
‘When an organization implements a Citizen Data Scientist initiative, it can provide 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.’
If you have not already begun a Citizen Data Scientist initiative, you are likely falling behind the competition. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons you should start your Citizen Data Scientist initiative today. In this article, we briefly review some of the primary reasons you will want to implement the Citizen Data Scientist program within your enterprise as soon as possible. We are including some links to complementary articles to provide more detail on each of the primary considerations we list here.
Digital Transformation and Citizen Data Scientists Go Hand-in-Hand – One of the other popular, important initiatives in business today is the concept of Digital Transformation. Digital Transformation Digital transformation includes the adoption and implementation of digital technology to create new product or services or to modify existing products, services and operations by translating business processes into a digital format. This engenders an environment of productivity and reduces time-to-market with streamlined workflows and approval loops. As you engage in this digital transformation (Dx) your review of technology requirements should include augmented analytics for business users to enable your users to transform to Citizen Data Scientists and to use analytics on a daily basis to reduce rework and improve decisions with fact-based, data-driven reports and data sharing.
There are Multiple Benefits of the Citizen Data Scientist Role – Among the many benefits of the Citizen Data Scientist role: improved productivity for your team, elimination of rework and missteps, improved collaboration and sharing among team members and improved team member skills which results in improved value to the organization.
Business Users Will Enjoy Career Benefits – Retaining team members in this competitive environment is crucial. Your organization has invested a lot in hiring, training and benefits, and you want to keep your team members so they will continue to add value to the organization. When you transition your business users to Citizen Data Scientists, you provide an avenue for them to improve and increase skills and data literacy. In so doing, they become more valuable to the enterprise and they improve their own skills and career path.
The Organization Can Enable Continuous Improvement – Continuous improvement is critical for every enterprise. Change is constant in the market, among your customers and within your own ranks. There are new tools, new technologies and new needs. If your team can analyze data across the organization and use that data to spot trends and patterns, to resolve issues and to identify opportunities, you can ensure an environment in which your team and your enterprise will improve and adapt to change.
‘Gartner research has predicted that, ‘…automation of data science tasks will enable citizen data scientists to produce a higher volume of advanced analysis, than specialized data scientists.’
When an organization implements a Citizen Data Scientist initiative, it can provide 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.