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10 Ways CDOs Can Succeed in Forging a Data-Driven Organization

Published: 22 May 2019

ID: G00378249

Analyst(s): Mike Rollings , Alan D. Duncan , Valerie Logan


Data and analytics leaders face 10 common issues that, if ignored or minimized, can undermine their effectiveness. Applying these best practices will improve the likelihood of success for their role and for critical information initiatives.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Define the Vision, Priorities and Scope of Your CDO Role
  • Forge a Partnership With Your CIO
  • Build a Data-Driven Enterprise, Not a Department
  • Prioritize Cultural Change and Foster a Data-Driven Orientation
  • Focus Your Organization on Treating Information as a Business Asset
  • Expand Your Information Monetization Options
  • Measure Information So You Can Value It
  • Adapt Information Innovation Ideas From Others
  • Leverage Alternative External Data Sources
  • Deal With Risk by Facing Information Ethics Head-On

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