Opinion: Leading through data analysis is not just an important question for the IT sector (Kauppalehti, Finnish trade newspaper Mar 16th, 2015)
M-Brain acting CEO Kimmo Valtonen writes in Kauppalehti in response to Jari Niska of Solita and Rasmus Roiha of Ohjelmistoyrittäjät (literally: "software entrepreneurs"), who wrote in the paper on 4 February that finding top talent in data and software management was a priority for the IT sector.
Mr Valtonen agrees with them and adds that because digitalization and Big Data are revolutionising all areas of life, it would be a mistake to see data analysis as a challenge solely for the IT sector.
As data-based management becomes more important, so too does the role of data analysis and analytics within organizations. Society will face a shortage of professional analysts if more resources are not put into their education soon. Data gathering, warehousing and analysis facilitation, as well as the production of tools and consultancy services that the likes of M-Brain provide, will continue to be important roles for the IT sector. However, even the best data is worthless if it does not influence management decisions. This is why an organization must always be responsible for analysing the data which concerns the organisation itself.