re: Piecing Together the Data Scientist Puzzle Across Financial Services
Really good insights here, Dev. I think there also are some broader issues involved here about corporate structures, reporting lines and culture, as well. While as you say there aren't many Chief Scientists in financial services, we are seeing proliferation of a lot of other new C titles, most of which involve data and analytics in some way: Customer Experience Officer, Innovation Officer, Digital Officer, etc. Sometimes that's part of marketing, sometimes part of IT, sometimes independent; sometimes reporting to the CEO, sometimes reporting to someone else. So then there probably arise issues of turf, power, deliverables, etc. The idea, as you suggest, has to be around "what do we need to do to make meaningful use of our data to retain customers, grow business, manage risk and meet compliance requirements?" -- not around jumping on the latest title bandwagon.