Tag Archive: CIO

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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Building BI into the Budget

There are a lot of presentations and publications around the glamourous areas of realising the value of BI, and measuring the value that BI delivers to the organisation in terms of outcomes affected by additional, quicker or more focussed insight. However not many focus on the slog work of getting the funding to get BI …

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The Road from CIO to CEO

A very interesting point of discussion is how a CIO can inject some impetus into the role to eventually propel him/herself into the CEO position. With a shift in mind-set, possibly some study, while focusing on fulfilling the role of the “new CIO” as a key enabler and innovator in the broader organisation, it may …

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Is the “New CIO” the Über-Data Scientist?

In the executive, IT, and especially BI worlds, there is a lot of talk about two new and fast-changing job positions. Coincidently, both are very interesting as well as demanding positions, namely that of the “New CIO” and that of the Data Scientist. In this post I investigate whether there are any parallels between these …

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