CIO Advisory: The Chief Data Officer Trend Gains Momentum

Archived Published: 13 January 2014 ID: G00254672

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The number of large enterprises with chief data officers has doubled in the last year and, although 17% of CEOs say they will have established this role by 2014, CDOs are neither represented equally in all industries, nor are their job descriptions uniform.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Why a Chief Data Officer?
      • The CDO Landscape as of 2013 to 2014
  • Impacts and Recommendations
    • By the end of 2014, 17% of larger organizations will have a CDO requiring CIOs to adjust their job role expectations
    • Although the CDO role will initially be most prevalent in financial, government and information services, responsibilities will vary significantly between verticals
    • New and aspiring CDOs will face daunting challenges and conflicting priorities as this new and evolving role has little professional structure and lacks established best practices.
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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