Trends Report

Chief Data Officers Play A Leading Role In Business Transformation

September 11th, 2017
Jennifer Belissent, PhD, null
Jennifer Belissent, PhD
With contributors:
Gene Leganza , Jun Lee , Christine Turley


Until recently, the chief data officer (CDO) was the new kid on the block. Today, half of data and analytics decision makers report working for a firm with a CDO. At the 11th Annual MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Symposium, emerging data leaders described new initiatives that demonstrate a shift in their responsibilities from "defensive" to "offensive" or value-generating. This report helps CIOs understand their colleagues' new responsibilities and how best to partner with them to drive data innovation and business transformation.

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