- by James Connolly, Blogger
- 11/20/2017 1:38:12 PM
@Broadway. Good point about an agency like the EPA being a prime candidate for visualization. I don't know what they use today, but if they aren't staying current with visualization they are making a mistake. Yes, a big bang application like illustrating climate change would be nice, although it's not likely to happen in the current political environment.
Instead, I would think about the smaller bites that they could take. For example, they could use visualization to track the flow of something like a chemical spill, groundwater pollution from a superfund site, or smog patterns.
That type of work could provide good proof of concept while delivering benefits from local services, without stirring up a political mess in today's environment.
- by Broadway0474, Blogger
- 11/19/2017 10:36:19 PM
If the EPA wasn't so dysfunctional I would say they're the big federal agency that could use data viz---for instance to illustrate the growing risk of climate change. But the agency in question has to want to illustrate an issue they're trying to tackle.
- 11/16/2017 4:41:43 PM
I believe that as security becomes a bigger problem and safegaurding personal information becomes more costly, things will change. Analytics is the best way to address these issues and visualizations make it far easier to monitor.
- by Zimana, Blogger
- 11/16/2017 4:18:06 PM
You're right that many companies add a skill requirment or a task. But data and the analytics tools available now trigger multiple tasks that may really require ongoing managment. Its those moments that promotes the idea of a CDO and CDVO.
If I had to guess, I think the interest in establishing GPDR policies will drive decisions regarding how an exec team oversees data. Having one person oversea compliance separate from data modeling will allow progress while meeting new regulations on data management.
- by kq4ym, Data Doctor
- 11/16/2017 10:36:27 AM
The need for a CDVO certainly is made clearer by the arguments noted especially when " scale of complexity that enterprise technology creates," is a real factor but can be expected to grow even more complex at probably a logarithmic rate over the coming years.
- 11/16/2017 9:16:36 AM
I see the point and to some extent agree. I would hope that a CDO would also have visualization capabilties. It is sometimes easier to add a skill requirement than to add a new position or change an existing one.