Date-driven is the other new thing. Find a business category and put the words “data-driven” in front and you have an new and fertile business. Data-driven Social Marketing Solutions for the Dachis Group. Data-driven instruction for Teq, Inc. and educational development company. Data-driven decision making. Data-drive fill in the blank.
When has any field of endeavor not been data driven? Data has successfully driven businesses for time immemorial. Como se Sears catalog?
Today, however the web has enabled us to be awash in data. And it is a good thing. Enter the Haggis. I mean, enter the dashboard. The dashboard has a way of keeping us sane. Then there is the dashboard engineer: the person responsible for looking at all the dials and doing something smart with it. The dashboard engineer will be the new social media manager. A data nerd who reports data, reports patterns and trends, but may not see the bigger marketing picture.
Mark my words, on the job boards of the future we will see data engineer and dashboard engineer titles aplenty. Then the fill in the blank will come before the title. Peace.