Here are a few roles that I anticipate we will see new demand for over the next few years:
Alongside data analysts and business analysts, I anticipate a rise in demand for Automation Analysts. These analysts will specialise in identifying processes that are ripe for automation. They will undertake ‘process mining’ exercises to identify the approaches and techniques that humans currently undertake to produce outcomes. They would then analyse these processes to determine best practice and map out the steps to be automated.
As more tasks are automated and data-driven, IT managers are more likely to start looking at ways they can combine multiple technologies to solve problems and take advantage of business opportunities. An integration architect would look to solve increasingly complex problems using technologies that are architected together to produce more powerful and efficient outcomes.
Data Quality Analyst
A Data Quality Analyst is responsible for making sure the data generated and moving between devices and applications is fit for purpose, correct and stays that way. The Data Quality Analyst would be responsible for monitoring the chain-of-custody of data as it makes its way between remote locations and cloud-based platforms to ensure that it maintains its integrity for consumption by machine learning and AI applications to make accurate decisions.
These creative and analytical roles will form part of the workforce shift that automation and the 4th Industrial revolution is likely to drive, as we shift from task driven jobs to results-driven jobs and companies change their business models to provide better, faster, augmented services.
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