Digital transformation: 9 emerging roles you need on your team

From customer experience experts to cloud security pros, these roles could make or break your digital transformation work. Which roles will your team prioritize?

The Enterprisers Project | October 26, 2020

The Enterprisers Project article, “Digital transformation: 9 emerging roles you need on your team," quoted Russell Reynolds Associates Consultant Eric Sigurdson on the importance of the data scientist role. The article is excerpted below.

As IT leaders learn more about what does – and does not work ­– when it comes to furthering digital transformation, they're getting a better picture of the ideal makeup of these teams.

Certainly, there are still some must-have roles, like the DT lead, the financial analyst, and the user experience expert. But some additional roles and capabilities are emerging as increasingly valuable to their enterprise digital initiatives.


Roles that can add value to digital transformation programs now include:

6. Data scientists

Some of the digital transformation team MVPs today are data leaders who know the art of the possible when it comes to analyzing data, says Eric Sigurdson, who leads the CIO practice at Russell Reynolds Associates. As we've pointed out, data architects play a significant role in the development of data architecture and infrastructure.​

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Digital transformation: 9 emerging roles you need on your team