CEO Advisory: Chief Data Officers Are Foresight, Not Fad

Archived Published: 11 December 2012 ID: G00234866

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Some leading organizations have been creating a new chief data officer role. All CEOs must decide who governs rapidly expanding information resource opportunities and risks.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
  • Impacts and Recommendations
    • Information complexity and incoherence are creating strategic threats and opportunities for large enterprises
    • Senior information leaders are emerging in new roles to cope with information complexity, but without C-level authority, they will struggle
    • The CDO trend will cause an information governance discussion at the board level
    • The evolving CDO role will challenge structure, scope and power relationships between executive committee members
    • The scarcity of information leader talent will require executive leaders to develop it as much as hire it
  • Recommended Reading
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