Analytics vendors and non-technical employess are democratizing data science. Organizations are looking at every employee as a data scientist so that they can bring their expertise on a business problem.
Most industry analysts are highlighting the increased role of citizen data scientists in organizations:
- IDC big data analytics and AI research director Chwee Kan Chua mentions in an interview: “Lowering the barriers to allow even non-technical business users to be ‘data scientists’ is a great approach.”
- According to Gartner, data scientists create models that use advanced diagnostic/predictive/prescriptive analytics. Their primary job function is outside the field of statistics and analytics.
Why are there more citizen data scientists now?
These trends support democratization of analytics:
- increasing need for analytics due to increased belief in data driven decision making
- easier-to-use analytics tools.
What are the tools used by citizen data scientists?
Citizen data scientists first need to access business data from various systems. For example, Kloud.io is a self-service data reporting tool which allows employees to pull data from various databases for easy analysis and automated reporting. We have listed kloud.io and other solutions for reporting.