The Role of the Data Translator
This. This. This. A thousand times this. You do NOT need to be a data architect or engineer to make meaningful contributions to analytics. Heck, you don't even have to understand how all the data works (although that's incredibly helpful). A key--if not pivotal--part of any analytics project is having someone who can actually translate what the data is showing for the individuals who can actually act upon it. These are the DATA TRANSLATORS. They make sure we achieve real impact from initiatives. Without them, data engineers, data architests, and visualization experts can produce amazing findings and beautiful visuals...that lead to nothing substantive.