As more and more organizations appoint Chief Data Officers (CDO), here is what they say about the challenges and opportunities they see in this relatively new executive role.
“The CDO should help the organization look past reporting and rear-view mirror use cases to see data as predictive, an enabler of new capabilities and value”—Andrew Salesky, SVP and Global Data Officer, Charles Schwab (CIO Review)
“The role of the CDO is anchored in driving organizational change through data to power a more informed business”—Katie Meyers, Chief Data Officer for IT, Farmers Insurance (Forbes)
“The biggest challenge for us is really the combination of already existing, internal structured data with all the new data sources that are coming in now”—Wolfgang Hauner, Chief Data Officer, Munich Re AG (CIO Journal)
“While data analytics is not intended to replace human instinct and insight, it should act as a guide to where people should focus their attention”—Marc Rind, VP and Chief Data Scientist, ADP (CIO Review)
“The CDO is a change management leadership role, requiring a mix of business savvy, excellent communication and storytelling skills… and collaboration skills as data is a team sport”—Allison Sagraves, Chief Data Officer, M&T Bank (Forbes)