Automation will also play a key role in closing the talent and data skills gap, claims Simon Spring, senior account director EMEA at WhereScape, “Data scientists and data engineers are burdened with data preparation instead of allowing them to focus on the science and value of the data itself. Introducing Data Automation will free data scientists from the more mundane tasks, allowing them to focus on the science, and for data engineers to focus on data provisioning. Automation is enabling businesses to get things done faster and with greater efficiency – and the same can be said of the data teams.

“Organisations that adopt a strategic and diligent approach to data investments; embrace automation to ingest, transform and deliver real-time data insights; and focus on building a multidisciplinary data team of gifted individuals, will see a stronger, more secure and successful business strategy and will reap the rewards.”

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