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How a Chief Data Officer Should Drive a Data Quality Program

Published: 14 October 2016

ID: G00304776

Analyst(s): Alan D. Duncan , Saul Judah , Mei Selvage


Data and analytics leaders, including chief data officers, must show leadership in treating information as an asset. This includes managing data quality as a key aspect of any data and analytics program. We provide CDOs with relevant guidance.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Make a Compelling Business Case for Initial and Ongoing Data Quality Efforts
  • Shift the Mindset of the Data Quality Practitioners From Being Doers to Being Facilitators
  • Embed Data Quality as an Enabling Capability Within All Information Governance Efforts
  • Justify Action for Improving Data Quality Using a Combination of Fact-Based Evidence and Emotional Resonance

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