Over the next few years, advanced analytics will emerge as a separate corporate function in some leading companies. The activity is a mix of IT, Finance, Process Management and Knowledge Management that simply defies the current corporate functional matrix. Add to that a highly skilled work force whose ethical behavior is (will be) a matter of corporate ethics and law. It is a strange prediction, admittedly. But Finance, HR, and Accounting started somewhere. And that is where advanced analytics is now.
Astute Analytics Executives will position themselves for this evolution. It is a positive development for the firm, what ever industry you work in. Analytics is the customer interface in a mass market environment where the preferences of one is the required service or product model.