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Secrets of Analytical Leaders by Wayne Eckerson

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CHAPTER 20

WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF ANALYTICS?

Our analytical leaders found it difficult to predict the future of analytics. Ken Rudin said we have enough technology and need to spend time digesting and making more effective use of it. Tim Leonard believes the next user interface is voice-activated, allowing business users to generate queries by speaking into their iPhones or iPads. He also believes Hadoop will consume the data warehouse and most analytics will run on mobile devices. Kurt Thearling believes we are on the verge of sensor revolution but companies will be challenged to process the data in a timely fashion and do anything meaningful with it. Amy O'Connor believes the time is right for companies to appoint Chief Data Officers, among ...

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