As the business value of data continues to grow, CIOs must think ahead. Data Lakes, warehouses, and self-service data solutions have been the aspirational end state for many. But, data like water, can lack trust, ownership, and traceability. While data lakes will continue to exist, they are yet another “silver bullet” to solve the world’s data problems that have not managed to live up to the hype.
Embracing a Data-as-a-Product mindset democratizes data, making it owned and easier to discover, consume and trust. So what is different here? This is not a technical problem anymore. What must be solved is how we are thinking about data and organizing ourselves around it.
As business leadership starts to demand these capabilities and a “data for all” approach, what must the CIO do to pave the way and ensure that the enterprise will be able to tap the potential of enormous data? What IT systems will support the generation and flow of data in this new environment?