The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Digital Age have dramatically altered the data analytics landscape during the previous few decades. Businesses have switched from collecting data on paper and storing it physically to collecting data digitally and storing it in the cloud. Furthermore, a significant portion of the data analytics process has been automated due to the development of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and the Internet of things (IoT). As a result of advancements in technology, there has been a significant increase in the quantity and variety of data that is now routinely collected. This has created several distinct challenges when attempting to draw out useful, quantifiable information from alternative data sources and how to properly analyse this information.
With an increase in globalisation and cloud-based technological advances, the business analytics environment is changing rapidly and constantly. Therefore, it is imperative that business analysts remain up to date with trends and new platforms for analysis. They should continue to harness the correct knowledge and skills to remain relevant in today’s business arena.
- What do you consider the most promising and exciting possibilities for the future of business analytics, and what insights do you think can be gained?
- Do you believe there are any ethical considerations that need to be considered in the Digital Age?
- In your own industry or career, how has your company taken measures to keep pace with the future direction of business analytics? Do you believe any improvements can be made?
About the Speaker
Chrisanne Kirstein thrives in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration, and high-performing teams. She finds unique and creative opportunities in customer service, solution, and product design. With project management and product owner experience, she joins a group of ‘super humans’ who have that extra quirk to make a difference in companies and on projects.
She has worked as a business analyst consultant for over 13 years and has aided in the acquisition of numerous significant compliance and strategic initiatives. A new assignment as a Product Owner with operational responsibility for the product, improvements, and providing visibility through Dashboards has recently been added thus broadening the spheres.
Chrisanne had the opportunity to speak at the BA Summit South Africa 2022, BAIstanbul and the Capability Drive New Zealand in 2023. She is a member and volunteer for IIBA® South African chapter.
Chrisanne continues to shape in her profession as she contributes to the art of business analysis and product ownership with passion, enthusiasm, and creative flair.