The Role of Chief Data Officer in the 21st Century (Executive Summary)

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The Role of Chief Data Officer in the 21st Century (Executive Summary)

Executive Summary
Posted February 26, 2013 in Business & Enterprise Architecture, Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies, Data Analytics & Digital Technologies

Let's be clear: data is a critical asset along the same lines as inventory, cash, buildings, personnel, and accounts receivable. Without good data, we are unable to make the correct operational, tactical, and strategic decisions that are the difference between those organizations that live and those that die. Yet there are very few organizations that have stepped up and established the role of a chief data officer (CDO) with the responsibility and authority to deal with the many complex and interrelated issues, both political and technical, that swirl around data. In the accompanying Executive Report, we look at this role and its responsibilities.