Krishnan Rajagopalan, Managing Partner (Global)
With big data exploding, so does the need for top talent. One of the top strategic emerging trends of the decade, the scope of the big data and analytics market is broad and includes hardware and software, as well as data analytics, distribution, management and visualization. Heidrick & Struggles is the only major global firm with a Big Data & Analytics Practice.
Companies across a variety of industries from financial services, consumer and retail to pharmaceutical and academic institutions want to attract and develop leaders in new and emerging roles such as chief data officers, managing directors of analytics and heads of data and information services – critical in today’s global business landscape. As organizations look to fill these newly defined boxes, a true war for talent has been sparked within a relatively unmapped talent pool.
The Big Data & Analytics Practice has built a world class knowledge base to counsel and assist clients with their talent needs, as well as help them understand what leadership they need to deliver on their future strategy. Combine this with the firm’s strategic leadership consulting expertise, and you have a dynamic blend of counsel that nobody else can currently offer in the marketplace.