Tag Archive: data strategy

Is there a right or wrong time to hire a CDO?

Having used my past two blog articles to address what a Chief Data Officer (CDO) should be and the value a CDO should offer an organisation, you may now very well be wondering if it is worth your while to hire a CDO.

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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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IoT necessitates new Information Strategies

It’s been very interesting to watch how some organisations have managed to demonstrate the value of information – while others are still struggling to organise their strategies in order to try and reap the rewards that data can offer. In this post I explore why an information strategy is necessary, especially in an organisation that …

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Evolving into a Data-Centric Healthcare Organisation

In a previous post I reasoned why healthcare organisations should become more data centric. In this post I suggest a fluid and adaptable approach to mature the organisation with respect to data-centricity, in the process motivating why I would not utilise an approach recently suggested by IBM. In this post I focus my attention on …

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Empowering Employees to become Data-Centric

Building a data-centric organisation is becoming critical if you want to develop a strong competitive advantage. In this post I examine some insights into, what I consider, a key step, in actually ‘being’ data-centric. Given that any company is made up of more than just its executive team, it therefore makes sense that it should …

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Developing a Data-Centric Leadership Culture

Despite the fact that they may have the appropriate technology in place, and even suitably skilled people to drive it, a lot of businesses are still struggling to extract business value from the investments they have made in their data. Data-centric organisations tend to place a focus from top level management on developing the data …

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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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