Chief Data Officer Role Continues to Evolve

Posted August 24, 2016 By Joe Stanganelli     FeedbackChief data officers (CDOs) have come a long way, baby, say CDOs and other experts speaking at the recent MIT CDOIQ Symposium. Chief data officers (CDOs) are playing a strategic role in many — though not all — organizations, thanks to the importance of analytics, Big Data and data science in the enterprise. For CDOs to be considered strategic, they must operate within the business area of an organization rather than the technology area, said Mark Krzysko, deputy director of Acquisition Resources and Analysis (a CDO-like role) at the U.S. Department of Defense. “The one thing we’ve learned and the one thing we have to do is ensure we have leadership commitment,” he said, during a session tellingly titled The Business…

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