Role Profile

Chief Data Officer Role Profile

December 10th, 2020
Gene Leganza, null
Gene Leganza
With contributors:
Laura Koetzle , Corrado Loreto , Melissa Chaudet


In many organizations, the chief data officer (CDO) role has evolved to become more of a chief insights officer with purview over both data and analytics. With a single role responsible for the entire data value chain, organizations can ensure an equilibrium in the supply and demand for data. Tech executives looking to hire or promote an analytics leader to chief data officer (CDO) don’t need to start from scratch. Forrester has compiled the five things you should demand from your CDO and the three characteristics you want to avoid, and we’ve also created a complete sample CDO job description that you can either post as-is or customize.

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