Of course AI / big data will hit the C suite. In fact it might replace some executive roles – or at least force them to change.
A large part of [poor] executive management is asking the organisation to simplify and structure everything in order to ease executive decision-making.
How often do you have to simplify something for an executive audience? How often are you communicating excessively to achieve what you think is a simple decision?
I’m not saying good quality executives aren’t required. I’m just saying that executive management is as obsolete as big data is hard. Currently big data is pretty hard – but that’s changing.