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The Life of a Chief Data Officer: A High-Wire Balancing Act

Published: 17 August 2017

ID: G00337531

Analyst(s): Valerie Logan


High-performing data and analytics leaders, like high-wire artists, must keep balanced while serving multiple stakeholders, adapting to constant business "winds of change" and staying current on innovation. Mastering key tactics will help them not only survive but thrive in these critical roles.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Clarify and Reaffirm Your Data and Analytics Charter and Bimodal Approach for Program/Project Delivery
  • Establish and Regularly Refresh Your Data and Analytics Strategy, Roadmap and Critical Path
  • Build, Nurture and Leverage Your Data and Analytics "Tribe," or Community of Interest
  • Closing

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