Tag Archive: CIO

The 4 big steps to become data-driven

Readers of this blog are no strangers to me discussing the importance of becoming a data-driven organisation or the steps required to become one. However, a Forbes article really brings this all home by discussing the big four aspects which this could entail.

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The rise of the Chief Analytics Officer

Data is all around us. Whether kept on-premise or hosted across a multi-cloud environment, data and its analysis have become some of the most critical business deliverables today. However, given the rapid digitalisation efforts many organisations have embarked on over the past 12 months, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) have been focused on ensuring a distributed …

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Data should be in the driver seat – here’s how

While talk around digital transformation has been ‘hot on the heels’ for some time now, I often find myself wondering how much of this talk within business is centred around data, and not just technology. Data transformation goes hand in hand with the move to digital and while by default data will become a key …

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Securing an executive chair for the CDO

My previous blog post clearly established that the Chief Data Officer (CDO) should be sitting at the leadership table of any business wanting to truly capitalise on their data assets. But getting this right is no easy task and you are likely wondering how CIOs can make a case for the CDO role – especially …

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The value of the CDO

Chief Data Officer (or CDO) is a term that cropped up during the early 2000s, and two things became apparent to me. First was that many organisations found themselves caught in the ‘hype’ of having a CDO and second, that far too many organisations appointed a CDO without a clearly defined data analytics strategy.

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The thin line between CIO and CDO

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Chief Data Officer (CDO) are both executives that work in related domains within the organisation, unlike CFOs, CMOs and other executives that have distinct areas of responsibility. Both deal with data and information in one way or another. This means that their roles are often seen, and expressed, …

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HR Analytics

“I want HR analytics for my HR department!” In my experience of consulting to clients at various stages of analytics maturity, across different industries in different countries, I have noticed that on a strategic level very few organisations are really implementing HR BI, never mind HR analytics. These are typically the organisations that have realised …

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The CIO’s role in Customer Analytics

Are CIOs paying enough attention to capitalise on customer analytics? Is the new digitised CIO driving the customer analytics initiative? Are they going about it in an appropriate way in order to get the required ROI?

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CIO vs CDO

This post was inspired by a research report based on a survey of 254 CIOs worldwide, as published by Experian. The survey was titled “Dawn of the Chief Data Officer (CDO)” and it investigated why chief data officers (CDOs) are in such high demand – and how their roles might evolve within large enterprises worldwide. …

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The CIO as Innovator

In previous posts I examined how CIOs are expected to play more of a leadership role in the business, especially with regards to data and analytics. In this post, I explore how CIOs can make a bigger impact on the organisation, by embracing, furthering and implementing innovation.

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