To produce this report, MIT Technology Review Insights conducted a global survey of 351 chief data officers, chief analytics officers, chief information officers, and other senior technology executives. The respondents are evenly distributed among North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

There are 14 sectors represented in the sample and all respondents work in organizations earning $1 billion or more in annual revenue. The research also included a series of interviews with executives who have responsibility for their organizations’ data management, analytics, and related infrastructure.