The advent of internet websites and the need to integrate data from differing and unrelated data sources resulted in the natural evolution of the roles of the data analysts and database designers.
The name we use to describe the people at this next stage of development: Data architect. Their skills and responsibilities: having an end-to-end vision, knowing how data is and should be processed, stored and utilized for best effects, capability to organize it both at the macro and micro level, and ability to understand how it streams through the successive stages. We know few people whose horoscope signs share similar descriptions. And they work for us.
And we know few other people with similar qualities who are able to manage something bigger than data – whole systems. In an age of specialists, they are some of the very few who are able to see the big picture. They know the products’ requirements and they know the limitations. And they are responsible for joining the dots together. They are the people who are capable of disassembling the original vision into assignments and tasks and guide it, step-by-step, to its final realization.
So, something like us – for practically all of your IT problems.