The Data SME plays dual roles, serving as an advisor to leadership and as an enabler for individual contributors.
The Data SME is a business-focused role that requires a deep understanding of the goals and vision of the organization and technical knowledge of the solutions that runs in the data transformation.
The Data SME works to align other experts and individual contributors to create recommendations and manage the execution of the solutions.
The Data SME is an Enabler
Data SMEs is an enablers within the organization. The Data SME has the knowledge and experience to empower others to be more effective in their use of data. As organizations begin to implement data driven processes and utilize data for constant improvement, the Data SME provides advisement, best practices and sharing of project experience across separate teams.
The Data SME is a critical role within any organization that creates and consumes data and enables organizations to align strategy with the reality of how individuals leverage data.
The Data SME has e.g. technical expertise in data management like: Data Catalog/Metadata, Data quality, Master/reference data management, Data discovery, Compliance, Lineage, Glossary, Data processes and Operating model.