Gartner Research

Staffing the Office of the CDO

Published: 08 January 2016

ID: G00289833

Analyst(s): Mario Faria, Debra Logan

Summary

Chief data officers often struggle to deliver organizationwide information objectives with a small staff. They should identify and prioritize staffing needs, via direct and indirect reports, based on business goals and priorities.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Identify the Relevant Activities for Each of the Office's Three Main Objectives
  • Prioritize Staffing Decisions by Associating Appropriate Functional Leading Roles With Each Activity
    • CDO Responsibility: Manage the Information Assets
    • CDO Responsibility: Deliver Insights to Business to Improve Decision Making
    • CDO Responsibility: Generate Incremental Business Value
  • Develop Virtual Organizations That Can Leverage All Staff to Achieve the Office's Primary Responsibilities
  • Plan for the Roles and Skill Sets Needed in the Next Three to 18 Months

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