The role of a Chief Data Officer has never been more important now than in 2021


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Randy Bean from NewVantage Partners reports that only 37.8% of companies have achieved to establish a data-driven organization, highlighting a real challenge with evolving the internal culture, skills, organization and processes in order to manage data as business assets.

The CDO has a unique leadership to establish this transformation, and support the business ambition.

In order to pave the way for success, these 4 recommendations from the 2020 MIT CDOIQ Symposium are key:

⭐ Aligning with the business strategy: it’s crystal clear that any initiative has no purpose if it doesn’t fit with the general objectives of the company. By defining and aligning on the business strategy and goals, CDOs help frame the right context for deriving value from data and as such support the business.

✨ Communication, to articulate the complexity of understanding and managing data across the organization and its technical and business silos. This puts the CDO in the position of a popularizer, rephrasing a hardly understandable "jargon" in terms that convey the business value.

❤️ Trust! Trust in data is what a big part of failed data initiatives are lacking. CDOs' role is to build, develop and sustain trust in data for every decision-maker within the enterprise and all the stakeholders, driving data citizenship and innovation.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Training and career path, in order to fully integrate data strategy, governance, architecture, analysis and consumption as systemic capabilities, and enable organizations to "embrace data as a business asset.".


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Further reading: Why Chief Data Officers Must Assume Leadership for Data Success – MIT Sloan Management Review (ampproject.org)


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