Agreed wholeheartedly. Reminds me of another quote from http://www.john-foreman.com/blog/surviving-data-science-at-t... :
You know what can keep up with a rapidly changing business?
Solid summary analysis of data. Especially when conducted by an analyst who's paying attention, can identify what's happening in the business, and can communicate their analysis in that chaotic context.
Boring, I know. But if you're a nomad living out of a yurt, you dig a hole, not a sewer system.