Chief Data/Analytics Officer

I’ve always believed that more companies should have a Chief Data/Analytics Officer.  Having separate analytics departments or a lack of C level title can makes their ability to do their job as truth tellers more difficult as they are forced to not only navigate, but yield to the politics and interests of the C-levels in the company in order to have a seat at the table.  I’m excited to hear that more companies are moving in that direction.  Also, 70% of these new Chief Data/Analytics Officers have backgrounds in math.  I really want to go show this to that academic adviser who told me that a career in math was only useful for those who wanted to teach.  :)  Analytics is definitely integrating well into the business world these days.