Five Strategies to set up the Chief Data Officer (CDO) for Failure

Introduction

Strategy #1: Classify the CDO as a technology role

For CDO’s role to be successful, it should be broader and more strategic.

Strategy #2: Align the CDO under the CIO/CTO role

For the CDO role to be successful, it should have an independent mandate and budget.

Strategy #3: Separate CDO and CAO roles

For the CDO role to be successful, analytics/AI should be part of the CDO’s mandate.

Strategy #4: Make the CDO accountable for too many KPIs

For the CDO role to be successful, limit the number of KPIs on which the CDO will be measured.

Strategy #5: Create a data-only focus for the CDO

For the CDO role to be successful, the role should influence change the cultural aspects of the organization.

References

  1. Rethinking The Role of Chief Data Officer
  2. Are You Asking Too Much of Your Chief Data Officer?
  3. Gartner Predicts by 2023, 50% of Chief Digital Officers in Organizations Without a Chief Data Officer (CDO) Should Become the De Facto CDO to Ensure Success

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Pradeep Menon

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