Tag Archive: CIO

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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The CIO as mini-CEO

Not so long ago, IT used to be the domain of an elite few nerdy types. Technology was an incomprehensible language to the uninitiated. No more. When last did you do something as mundane as book a flight by phoning the airline or using a travel agency? When last did you stand in a queue …

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The CIO as Business Leader

How can the CIO bring the organisation to a new direction? There is no doubt that BI and analytics are making an impact across all industries, especially when we incorporate emerging technologies such as big data, in-memory analytics and so on. The dilemma lies not in deciding to implement it or not, but in getting …

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Revolt against the Chief Data Officer

There seem to be an increase in the creation and appointment of Chief Data Officers. Personally I think many organisations are abusing the title and the role to overcome other problems on their executive level. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

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