10 ways CDOs can succeed in forging a data-driven organization

The chief data officer (CDO) role is evolving, but one thing remains constant: they are the leaders responsible for creating business value from data. But the data and analytics teams cannot create this value alone. It takes the entire enterprise to get involved to transform data into an asset. According to this Gartner report, “Culture and data literacy are the top two roadblocks for data and analytics leaders.” How can you overcome these challenges?

“To achieve success in their role, data and analytics leaders, including chief data officers, must:

  • Establish clarity for the CDO’s role and purpose by defining and advocating the role’s vision, priorities and scope.
  • Transform their enterprise by prioritizing cultural change and fostering a data-driven orientation.
  • Apply asset management disciplines to select information assets and borrow ideas from other industries and competitors to monetize their data.
  • Apply all of these 10 best practices to aid the data-driven transformation of their enterprise.”

Download this Gartner report to learn why the CDO should be a ‘chief data influencer’ and create strong working relationships across departments to help their organization become data driven.

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Gartner, 10 Ways CDOs Can Succeed in Forging a Data-Driven Organization, Mike Rollings, Alan D. Duncan, Valerie Logan, 22 May 2019

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