Some years ago, that definitely was not the most urgent question for companies. But over time, some of the early big data and data science initiatives have evolved towards machine learning models in production and customer-facing AI solutions. Large scale adoption of data and AI solutions is still lacking, e.g. only 20% of respondents of the Data & AI Survey 2020 report actually realizing business value from data and AI, for many reasons.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://godatadriven.com/blog/data-ai-team-structure-how-to-design-your-data-ai-organization/