Many thanks to all those who participated in our Technology Stack poll for data leaders. In that single question survey, we asked which elements in the technology stack data leaders need to understand. Now we have some interim results to share.
As explained more fully with that poll, our interest is in which technology data leaders need to understand sufficiently to make informed decisions. So, we are not encouraging micromanagement or hands-on involvement. What we are interested in is the technology that is so important that selection decisions should involve the data leader.
Since then, Tony Boobier has challenged us to be clear what we mean by the term data leader. For this poll, I’m assuming it is what Tony would call ‘data leaders‘ not ‘data-driven leaders‘. Francesco Corea has also joined the debate with his advice on how to make technology stack selections. I hope that advice helps you if you are nudged by the results below, e.g. to focus on an overlooked element.(more…)