Gartner Research

Staffing the Office of the CDO

Published: 10 August 2017

ID: G00338192

Analyst(s): Mike Rollings , Mario Faria, Debra Logan

Summary

The office of the chief data officer frequently has limited staffing, which hinders its ability to achieve organizationwide objectives. To staff key activities, data and analytics leaders should focus role and hiring decisions on digital business priorities and goals.

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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