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Chief Data Officer Survey and Research Results

Research undertaken by YouGov on behalf of analytics database provider Exasol finds that 72% of businesses worry that their inability to generate insights through the analysis of data will have a negative impact on financial performance. This is despite a similar number (77%) of respondents stating that data is now their organization’s most valuable asset. The findings of the research, combined with additional desk research and the views from a number of industry commentators, are brought together in Exasol’s new eBook.

Chief Data Officer Survey and Research Results

Exasol released the findings of a survey of nearly 1,000 IT directors in the US, UK and Germany about their organization’s use of data and the role of Chief Data Officers (CDO) in their organizations. The survey found – among other things – that 72% of businesses worry that their inability to generate insights through the analysis of data will have a negative impact on financial performance.

CDO Role Evolving as Data Becomes Driving Force for Many Companies

The job of Chief Data Officers is changing and evolving at a rapid pace. The CDO role, in many cases, is one of the most important strategically for many businesses and organizations driven by data. A new white paper from Io-Tahoe explores the best approaches for CDOs to succeed in todays quickly evolving market.

Realigning Data Strategies for the Changing CDO Role

Once primarily in charge of data monetization, Chief Data Officers (CDOs) are now charged with transforming data into the engine that drives the company. This calls for new strategies and improved data management solutions. The CDO role initially materialized following the realization that data is an asset. This white paper from Io-Tahoe explores the best approaches for the CDO to succeed in todays quickly evolving market. 

CDO – The New Seat in the C-Suite

More and more enterprises have named a CDO – Chief Data Officer – to lead the effort to protect data and turn it into an asset. CDO positions have more than quadrupled over the last four years. Our friends over at Semarchy have prepared the compelling infographic below to formalize the role of the CDO.

Harvard Ash Center Releases Report Charting New and Revolving Role of Chief Data Officers in Cities

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School released a white paper by Innovations in American Government Fellow Jane Wiseman highlighting the relatively new and evolving role of chief data officers in cities and states across the country in working to improve social outcomes through data-driven government. “Lessons From Leading CDOs: A Framework for Better Civic Analytics,” examines lessons learned from CDOs in America’s biggest cities.

Explaining the Role and Importance of the Chief Data Officer

In this contributed article, tech writer Linda Gimmeson discusses how many companies have decided to create a new executive position to handle big data duties: the Chief Data Officer (CDO). Being a new position, CDOs certainly have their work cut out for them, particularly because their duties and roles have yet to be clearly defined. Some organizations even believe they don’t need one at all. With this in mind, it’s best to examine why a Chief Data Officer is so important and what role they can play within an organization.