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The Profile of a CDO

Posted by Sagence

7/21/14 1:21 PM

Unlike the CIO, whose career progressed through various roles in IT until becoming Vice President or Director, the career path of the CDO is less well-defined. Since the position is relatively new, the prerequisites aren’t clear; in fact, the role itself is not well-defined. So what should companies look for in a CDO? What characteristics are required to be successful? A search of CDO job postings yields only a few descriptions. Below are three examples from various industries.

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Topics: CDO Agenda

The Role of the CDO

Posted by Sagence

6/9/14 11:08 AM

The exponential growth in the diversity, quantity, and availability of data is complicating the job of managing enterprise data. To manage and create value out of these critical data assets, a new C-level position has been created: the CDO. The primary goal of the CDO is to realize the value of data across the enterprise. This leader must be laser-focused on data, understanding, marshaling, and applying organizational data resources in support of the enterprise business strategy. If not, she is diluting her own effectiveness. In order to be effective, there are three primary areas in which the CDO should be focusing her efforts: strategy, execution, and governance.

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Topics: CDO Agenda

Why Have a Chief Data Officer?

Posted by Sagence

5/27/14 7:13 AM

Data has evolved from being siloed in specific-purpose applications into distributed databases that share data across applications. Data is a shared resource, but like any other, it must be owned and managed. But by whom? Sagence believes it should be the CDO.

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Topics: CDO Agenda

How Not to Commit the Big Data Mistake

Posted by Sagence

4/24/14 5:30 AM

Don’t be guilty of committing the Big Data mistake. Here are five common requests raised by those warning us against the Big Data mistake.

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Topics: Data Sharing, Data Management, Enterprise Analytics, Data ROI, CDO Agenda

CEO, CIO, CFO or CDO?

Posted by Sagence

3/17/14 9:36 AM

Last week one of the top stories posted to Information Week was Who Owns the Data? The article has the CDO_agendaCEO, CIO, and CFO playing a game of hot potato, where the potato is data. But if corporations want to improve business performance and move beyond knowing what is happening to understanding why it is happening and, in some cases, predicting what will happen next, an enterprise view of data is required. This means organizations must elect a leader responsible for ensuring the data is shared across the enterprise. And like any shared resource, it must be owned and managed.

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Topics: CDO Agenda

Welcome to the Sagence Connection

Posted by Bruce Quade

12/5/13 8:23 AM

On any given day a Google search for the phrase “big data” will return over 1.5 billion results. It’s no wonder companies are struggling to understand this new landscape, much less capture the return on their data investments. Perhaps the biggest challenge facing firms today is making sense of all this available data and prioritizing initiatives that will have a positive impact on their bottom line.

The goal of the Sagence Connection is to provide a single, objective, cross-industry perspective on all things data. It can be overwhelming to research this topic. There are the industry-specific magazines and forums, conferences, the well-known newspaper outlets, social media sites, knowledge “experts;” the sources are endless. The Sagence Connection is a better way to filter the news. We remove the hype and focus on the important questions we hear directly from our clients – Fortune 1000 firms across all industries, but specifically in the financial services and healthcare space. You’ll read entries on data visualization, the Chief Data Officer agenda, data management, including data governance, master and reference data, R, Hadoop and other tools, data as an asset, data analytics, taxonomy and ontology, regulatory issues, and careers in this space. If it’s about data, it’s in the Sagence Connection, where you will gain insight into the many data challenges facing industries today, and realize opportunities for competitive advantage.

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Topics: Data Sharing, Data Management, 11 Data Design Principles, Enterprise Analytics, Recruiting, Data ROI, CDO Agenda

   

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