Mar 23, 2021
The following excerpt is based on the book Tomorrow’s Jobs Today, available at fine booksellers from John Hunt Publishers.
Did you know that we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day? Yet this is nothing compared to what we are about to create when IoT becomes normal in our daily lives. One of the experts in this book, Priya Keshav, says we are in the dawn of a “data tsunami,” and she breaks down how smart companies are already updating their data governance strategies – not only to comply with regulations but to monetize all that data, too.
Companies need to recognize that we are at an inflection point in terms of IoT and data and begin to reframe their overarching governance strategies.Priya Keshav of MeruData
Priya, Are there any pearls of wisdom you’d be willing to share that might help a young person or individual thinking about a career in IG, Data Governance, or the IoT? Is it too late to get in on the ground floor on some of these evolving disciplines?
No, it is not too late to get involved! There are some extraordinary opportunities to build very successful and satisfying careers in this space. We are at the cusp of massive data-driven changes in most industries. Soon, all kinds of professionals are going to be actively managing new types of data in larger volumes and under evolving regulatory scenarios.
We must realize how our own lives are being altered by IoT every day. Our houses, cars, work, and lives are many times more wired and internet-connected than even a couple of years ago. Locks, doorbell cameras, voice-activated assistants, drones, autopilot cars, smart devices, you name it, it is already happening today. As end-users, we are perfectly positioned to appreciate why this data needs to be managed securely. It’s an incredibly in-demand skill to understand the technology generating this data, how companies can derive value from it, and the need to protect and secure it.