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The MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Symposium is one of the key events for sharing and exchanging of cutting edge ideas, content and discussions. Our purpose is to advance the knowledge and accelerate the adoption of the role of Chief Data Officer (CDO) in all industries and g…

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It’s no secret the global pandemic has upended every industry, but the health care and data communities have arguably faced the most significant challenges. Innovation in health care has been forced to accelerate at a much faster pace. There is obviously a critical need for personal health care data to both understand and combat the pandemic, which has inevitably led to rising concerns around privacy. This comes back to the same question I have posed in my last article: How do we balance our privacy and healthcare needs amid COVID-19?

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We are pleased to announce that Tom Henry accepted the position of Global CDO Ambassador State of Missouri, USA as part of our global partnership representing the MIT CDOIQ, the International Society of Chief Data Officers, and CDO Magazine. Tom is currently the Chief Data and Analytics Offi…

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We live in an ever-evolving global and inter- connected world, fueled by data to help organizations stay relevant, impactful and successful. Data is foundational for meeting the growing information needs to enable decision-making, regulatory reporting, and service delivery. Navigating this evolving landscape, a greater need for organizations is to become more data-informed and data-driven. Competing organizational priorities, limited skilled resources in data disciplines, complex governing structures and myriad other internal and external forces — at right — complicate the journey toward becoming a data-driven and resilient organization

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This week, Craig Brabec was appointed the Vice-President and Chief Data Analytics Officer at McDonald's after being a global leader of Data and Analytics at Ford Motor Company for three years. Craig Brabec is a graduate of Purdue University and has also worked as the Chief Analytics Officer …

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We are pleased to announce that Diego Vallarino, PhD accepted the position of Global CDO Ambassador of Uruguay as part of our global partnership representing the MIT CDOIQ, the International Society of Chief Data Officers, and CDO Magazine. Diego is currently the Chief Data Science at Scotia…

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A recent Pulse Q&A survey found that over 70% of companies are investing in DataOps. Is your organization one of them? DataOps is referenced as the next big thing by some, but at the same time remains a mystery to many. The term DataOps was first introduced as best practices meant to imp…

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We are pleased to announce that Todd Shock accepted the position of Global CDO Ambassador State of Indiana, USA as part of our global partnership representing the MIT CDOIQ, the International Society of Chief Data Officers, and CDO Magazine. Todd is currently the Vice President of Data and A…

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My challenge was similar to every other chief data officer’s challenge when it comes to creating a data strategy. In fact, the whole reason why companies spend a lot of time and money on data warehouse solutions originate from what I will discuss.

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We are pleased to announce that Thomas Dunlap accepted the position of Global CDO Ambassador State of South Carolina, USA as part of our global partnership representing the MIT CDOIQ, the International Society of Chief Data Officers, and CDO Magazine. Thomas is currently the Chief Data Offic…

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Ask a chief data officer (CDO) what their role entails, and you’ll get a different answer from each person you talk to. However, the answers will likely revolve around the themes of data management, analytics, using tools, and data management systems. Unfortunately, we are still thinking abo…

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We are pleased to announce that Nelson Chieh accepted the position of Global CDO Ambassador for the nation of Brazil as part of our global partnership representing the MIT CDOIQ, the International Society of Chief Data Officers, and CDO Magazine. Nelson is currently the Head of Data & Ad…

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In today’s digital economy, enterprises strive to maximize the value of data for improved business performance. Data architecture is a key enabler for an enterprise to become data driven. It is the practice of designing, building and optimizing data-driven systems by incorporating the company’s vision, strategies, business rules, standards, and capabilities to manage the data. While many progressive and proactive organizations have the data architecture capability within the role of chief data officer (CDO) function, there are still some organizations that are yet to take that plunge. This article aims to demonstrate the importance and need for a good data architecture in an enterprise by answering two simple questions. First, what would the business gain from a data architecture? Second, what would a business lose by not having a data architecture?

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We are pleased to announce that Moez Hassan accepted the position of Global CDO Ambassador State of Florida, USA as part of our global partnership representing the MIT CDOIQ, the International Society of Chief Data Officers, and CDO Magazine. Moez is currently the Chief Data Officer at Royal…

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We are pleased to announce that Jodie Heflin accepted the position of Global CDO Ambassador State of Kentucky, USA as part of our global partnership representing the MIT CDOIQ, the International Society of Chief Data Officers, and CDO Magazine. We are also pleased to welcome her to the CDO M…

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Data-driven decision making has enabled companies to significantly harness value from data in all aspects of business. Chief data officers’ (CDOs’) leading digital transformation efforts are seeing the importance of data from collection to processing to learning insights from datasets. With innovations in hardware, cloud and algorithms and availability of large datasets and analytical tools, the adoption of data science, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is exploding. In addition, the AI/ML revolution has provided an impetus to ensure the collection, processing, storage and governance of data are robust and well-managed within the organization. Recognizing the value of data to the enterprise, data governance efforts have scaled up to identify, address and mitigate risks associated with data. As more and more decisions become automated, AI/ML models — which rely heavily on data — face challenges associated with interpretability, bias, explainability, fairness and model governance. Most organizations undergoing digital transformation efforts recognize that data governance and AI/ML model governance are heavily intertwined but continue to treat data and model governance in two separate silos.

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We are pleased to announce that Jason Drake accepted the position of Global CDO Ambassador for the nation of US – State of Ohio as part of our global partnership representing the MIT CDOIQ, the International Society of Chief Data Officers, and CDO Magazine. Jason is currently the Data & …

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We are pleased to announce that Ido Biger accepted the position of Global CDO Ambassador for the nation of Israel as part of our global partnership representing the MIT CDOIQ, the International Society of Chief Data Officers, and CDO Magazine. Ido is currently the Chief Data Officer at El Al…

Executives are increasingly focused on enhancing artificial intelligence (AI) adoption within their organizations. According to the 2020 Gartner CIO Survey, AI ranked number one on CIOs’ list of top 10 game changing technologies. Data analytics, which is typically discussed within the context of core AI and supporting technologies, ranked second on the list.

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On Feb. 12, 2002, former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld found himself in the West Wing of the White House facing an awkward set of circumstances.

During an intelligence press briefing, he uttered a phrase that resonates with anyone that has ever tried to make sense of a chaotic mess of information.

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Before the first CDO position over 25 years ago, the CIO represented the data mission and the data investments for the enterprise. Then, primarily due to government regulations, the CDO position was created. First in financial institutions to ensure SOX compliance, and later to ensure compliance to other regulatory requirements after the 2008 financial crisis.

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Today’s data platforms collect large amounts of data. This data often includes both internal content (found in files, databases, and other internal systems) and public content (such as products, articles or other web content). When we want to make this data easily available to users, we prov…

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Einstein predicted more than a century ago that clocks at higher altitudes tick faster than those at sea level. This theory, stated in Einstein’s brilliant and accessible manner, made people worry that those who lived up in the mountains would age faster than their friends by the sea.

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Executives are increasingly focused on enhancing artificial intelligence (AI) adoption within their organizations. According to the 2020 Gartner CIO Survey, AI ranked number one on CIOs’ list of top 10 game changing technologies. Data analytics, which is typically discussed within the contex…

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Ask a chief data officer (CDO) what their role entails, and you’ll get a different answer from each person you talk to. However, the answers will likely revolve around the themes of data management, analytics, using tools, and data management systems. Unfortunately, we are still thinking abo…

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Before the first CDO position over 25 years ago, the CIO represented the data mission and the data investments for the enterprise. Then, primarily due to government regulations, the CDO position was created. First in financial institutions to ensure SOX compliance, and later to ensure compli…