Chief Data Officer to Build Data & Analytics Leadership Traits

Chief data officers can create competitive advantage through data and analytics innovation, data literacy & data-driven digital transformation.

Top Priorities for IT: Data and Analytics Leadership Vision for 2021

Boards of directors and CEOs believe data and analytics is a game-changing technology to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis and place it as their No. 1 priority for 2021.

To help D&A leaders create value from their initiative in 2021, this e-book provides insight on:

  • Three key trends making the highest impact on the role
  • The two most critical challenges to begin strategizing for
  • Two actions to take to move the organization in the right direction

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Emerging trends, expected challenges and next steps for data and analytics leaders in 2021

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    When building our data strategy, it was very valuable to have someone who could bring alternative viewpoints from the POV of many different organizations.

    Minna Kӓrhӓ

    Head of Data, Finnair

    Drive digital transformation through data and analytics

    Data and analytics is central to the intelligent composable business. Data and analytics leaders must therefore select and invest in the most appropriate data and analytics strategies that will accelerate their digital ambitions. 

    According to Gartner’s View From the Board of Directors Survey 2021, a striking 66% listed digital technology initiatives as their top priority, compared with 29% that identified customer engagement as their next most important area of focus. 

    The top game-changers needed to emerge stronger from the crisis were analytics (78%) and artificial intelligence (AI) (69%).

    Data and Analytics Strategies driving the future. AI, Data and Analytics combine to create outcomes.

    How we address top challenges for Chief Data Officers

    The top 3 priorities for Chief Data Officers (CDOs) are creating a data-driven culture, developing a data and analytics strategy, and standing up a data/ information governance program. Leverage the insights to understand how other CDOs are operating. These challenges require new ways of thinking and updated strategies. However, they all require putting data literacy and change management at the top of the to-do list.

    Accelerate Digital Business Success

    Nearly 70 percent of close to 2000 respondents to the Gartner 2021 Board of Directors Survey say they accelerated their digital business initiatives following the COVID-19 disruption. Yet, digital business success will fall flat unless you deliver the “right data at the right time to produce the right insights.” This complimentary webinar looks at why businesses must deploy trust-based data sharing for digital success.

    Elevate data and analytics strategies

    Data and analytics leaders must consider strategic planning assumptions for enhancing their vision and plans. These 100 predictions through 2024 disclose the varied importance of data and analytics across an ever-widening range of business and IT initiatives.

    Design a Data and Analytics Strategy

    Digital business success hinges on modern and effective data and analytics. A clear strategy is vital to the success of a data and analytics investment. As part of the data and analytics strategy, leaders must consider how to ensure data quality, data governance, and data literacy in their organizations. 

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    Data and analytics leaders are counted upon to affect corporate strategy and value, change management, business ethics, and execution performance. Let Gartner equip you with the research and guidance you need to create the biggest impact.