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First Gartner CDO Survey: Governance and Analytics Will Be Top Priorities in 2016

Published: 06 January 2016

ID: G00291270

Analyst(s): Debra Logan , Jamie Popkin , Mario Faria


Gartner's first survey of working chief data officers finds that their main mandate and objective is to manage, govern and exploit information as an organizational asset. As a newly emerging role, there is a high degree of variability in what CDOs do, to whom they report and how they are measured.

Table Of Contents


  • CDO Survey Findings
    • Responsibilities
    • Reporting Relationships
    • Metrics
    • Maturity Levels
    • Information Evangelism
    • Key Skills and Background
    • Budget
    • Long-Term Strategy Versus Quick Wins
    • Challenges and Roadblocks
    • Outlook for the Future of the Role

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