Data Overview Report

Better Your Business Performance With A Chief Data Officer

Organizations With CDOs Report Better Revenue Growth And Agility

September 1st, 2015
Jennifer Belissent, PhD, null
Jennifer Belissent, PhD
With contributors:
Gene Leganza , Holger Kisker, Ph.D. , Alex Kramer , Ian McPherson


The chief data officer (CDO) has quickly progressed from an interesting idea with few implementations to near-mainstream acceptance. The new position arose from a growing awareness of the value of data and recognition of organizations' inability to take advantage of the opportunities that it provides — the result of technology, business, or basic cultural barriers. This new role, however, varies significantly across organizations in terms of where it sits and what it does — depending on the data legacy and current needs of the organization. This infographic presents the current state of the role of the CDO and illustrates the strong correlation between organizations with CDOs and highly desirable business outcomes. The CDO role galvanizes an organization around the promise of data.

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