There is a huge skills gap around big data and the ability to provide the right resources to it in terms of deployment and management. One thing that is changing is that executives in C level positions generally have some basic understanding.

Vice President of IBM, Phil Fransisco predicts that over the next 10 years this is going to change, companies driving more staff towards gaining a deeper knowledge of analytics. With this, companies will place a greater reliance on companies to make analytics more accessible to non-specialised staff, allowing them to benefit from the resulting insight in a much simpler way.