Seven characteristics will define the new data-driven enterprise. Those companies able to make the most progress fastest stand to capture the highest value from data-supported capabilities.

The following are the seven characteristics of the data-driven enterprise:

  1. Data is embedded in every decision, interaction, and process.
  2. Data is processed and delivered in real time.
  3. Flexible data stores enable integrated, ready-to-use data.
  4. Data operating model treats data like a product.
  5. The chief data officer’s role is expanded to generate value.
  6. Data-ecosystem memberships are the norm.
  7. Data management is prioritized and automated for privacy, security, and resiliency.