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.

3 Ways for CDOs to Grow Their Influence and Business Impact

The Gartner 6th Annual CDO Survey confirms that the role of chief data officers and other data and analytics (D&A) leaders is growing in influence and impact. 

Explore key characteristics of successful CDOs:

  • Illustrate the critical significance of D&A to enterprise digital business ambitions
  • Improve the value received from D&A investments
  • Increase the impact on business performance

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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

    With Data and Analytics moving more into the functional business units, the top 3 priorities for Chief Data Officers have shifted to creating a data-driven culture, developing a data analytics strategy, and ensuring data governance. Our expert guidance and research help CDOs find new ways of thinking and pursue a modern change management approach.

    Define key D&A decisions contributing to business growth

    Progressive leaders re-engineer data and analytics to turn decision-making into a competitive advantage. Business, data and analytics, and other IT leaders need to work together, each bringing their unique competencies to support the breadth and depth of the art and science of effective decision making.

    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.

    Execute Successful Data Governance Initiatives

    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. Executives and their teams must consider how to ensure data quality, data governance, and data literacy in their organizations as part of their data and analytics strategy.

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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.