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Mario Faria

VP Program Director

Mario Faria is now part of the Research Board organization, responsible for the new Data & Analytics Board, for CDOs and D&A Leaders of the largest corporations in the world.

Before moving to RB, Mr. Faria was a Team VP, creating and leading the Office of the CDO research team, part of the Data and Analytics group.

He currently works with the Chief Data/Analytics/Digital Officers (CDOs/CAOs), senior data, analytics and digital leaders, and C-level executives who are planning to create and implement data and analytics organizations to lead/support the digital transformation.

Mr. Faria helps clients define data, analytics and digital roles, staffing requirements, and organizational design and structures. He is also responsible for developing enterprise data and analytics strategies, data monetization, data brokers and customer analytics research.

Previous experience

Previously, Mr. Faria worked in advisory services and management consulting. He helped companies cross the data/analytics/digital chasm, with projects related to data strategy, data science, analytics and digital strategies, working with a wide variety of clients, from startups to large corporations. He assisted chief data officers, as well as data/analytics/digital leaders, to succeed in their career objectives.

Mr. Faria worked at IBM, Accenture and Microsoft in the verticals of financial services, retail, consumer goods and media, and also in the technology initiatives of analytics, business intelligence, CRM, e-commerce, digital marketing and operations management in projects related to management consulting, system implementation and outsourcing. In addition, he has the global experience of working with customers in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Mr. Faria's professional experience includes:

- ServiceSource and Boa Vista (Equifax): Chief Data Officer

- IBM, Accenture, Microsoft

Professional background


Chief Data Officer


Chief Data Officer and VP Operations

Equifax (Boa Vista)

Chief Data Officer and VP Operations


M.B.A., Marketing, University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S.

M.Sc., Computer Science, State University of New York at Albany, U.S.

B.Sc., Computer Science, Unicamp, Brazil

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