Published: 01 December 2020
The data and analytics leader faces an uncertain future. Delivering digital business outcomes with centralized/decentralized initiatives and data sharing is crucial, but title inflation is real. Focus on digital transformation and adapt D&A financial models to cloud adoption for success.
Strategic Planning Assumptions
A Look Back
Gartner Recommended Reading
Note 1: 2021 Gartner Board of Directors Survey
Note 2: 2019 CDO Survey Webinar, Conducted in May 2020
Note 3: Social Media Analysis of the Chief Data Officer Role
Note 4: Gartner’s The Rise and Importance of Business Domain-Led Data and Analytics Survey
Note 5: Assessment of CDO Titles on LinkedIn
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