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(US and Canada) Late last year, Stan O'Marra was chosen for a new role at Invesco US as Investment Data Officer, a role in which he says he will be working towards the "establishment of a Global Investment Team, ensuring that data is recognized as a strategic enabler in generating alpha, opt…

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Industry buzzwords like data driven, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are regularly thrown around in conversation, and unfortunately, often out-of-context. Lofty titles like Data Scientist are imparted to individuals who have little to no experience with using data to make decis…

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(Australia) We are pleased to announce that Kate Carruthers accepted the position of Country CDO Ambassador of Australia as part of our global partnership representing the MIT CDOIQ, the International Society of Chief Data Officers, Institute for Chief Data Officers and CDO Magazine. Kate is…

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(US and Canada) Description: A typical approach to applying AI to a business problem is getting existing data and modeling the AI for insightful predictions. If the AI predictions have yet to win the users’ trust, especially when existing data alone cannot get AI to the threshold of being in…

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Merger and acquisition impose great challenges for small and medium size businesses (SMBs). Successfully executing the M&A transaction is difficult but the reward can be great, a singular milestone in the life of a business. Determining the value of a business today includes far more tha…

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(US and Canada) The Department of State has selected Dr. Matthew Graviss as its first-ever Chief Data Officer (CDO), responsible for leading the Office of Management Strategy and Solution’s Center for Analytics (CfA), the Department’s enterprise data capability. 

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(US and Canada) It was announced, earlier this month, that Priya Raman would be returning to The Coca-Cola Company as Chief Data and Analytics Officer, leaving her role as Chief Data and Intelligence Officer at Microsoft. Priya Raman's career in Data and Analytics has developed over a lifeti…

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(US & Canada) Infonomics is the theory, study, and discipline of asserting economic significance to information. It provides the framework for businesses to monetize, manage, and measure information as an actual asset. Infonomics endeavors to apply both economic and asset management princ…

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(Mexico) We are pleased to announce that Jose Murillo accepted the position of Country CDO Ambassador for the nation of Mexico as part of our global partnership representing the MIT CDOIQ, the International Society of Chief Data Officers, Institute for Chief Data Officers and CDO Magazine. J…

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As organisations across the world begin and implement remote working preparations, data could be the best defence against a coronavirus downturn

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In a recent UK Case, the England and Wales High Court court ruled that the use of a vendor’s API to access and extract the customer’s own data constituted a use of, not just the API, but also the vendor’s underlying application. As a result, the customer is required to have a separate applic…

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If your company is not in a highly regulated industry, like pharma or finance, it likely does not have strict quality controls around the ethical design and use of artificial intelligence. There is a rather complex process to design, build and publish machine learning algorithms. There may b…

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At their own peril, PE firms, boards and CIOs discount the financial value and market potential of corporate data assets, especially during times like these. Currently, we are in the throes of not only a pandemic-prompted recession but also on the cusp of a massive global economic reconfigur…

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Too often, marketers carry out activities and then wonder whether they were worth it. Channel specific metrics are great at measuring tactics but fall short in shedding light on the entire picture. Agency leaders, for years, we have been preaching the need for cross channel measurement, at a…

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 (US & Canada) A well-defined data operating model enables you to optimize your data, promote innovation, facilitate decision-making, and empower staff

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CIOs unwittingly may be the caretakers of their company’s most valuable asset: its data. Unfortunately, most CIOs and their CFO counterparts continue to take their cue about valuing their company’s data from antiquated accounting regulations. Instead, they should have a heads-up and proactiv…

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(US and Canada) With traditional business income streams drying up or in long-term jeopardy due to the pandemic-spawned economic crisis, organizations need to identify new sources of value such as from the surfeit of available data. Getting this right is a challenge that CIOs and chief data …

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1. Tell us about your career and what brought you to your current company.

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Data is contextual and invisible, making it hard for individuals to understand how it is being used, and it’s easy for their trust to be abused. Today’s environment asks business leaders and their organizations to step up and recognize their duty to develop responsible data practices and def…

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Unprecedented. This word we all have been seeing and hearing a great deal lately is intended to encapsulate the enormity of surprise and the magnitude of change the world is undergoing at the moment. But it has another implication. It admonishes many of us who are too comfortable with our ig…

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A few months ago, 8-year-old Nike Garza became one happy boy. After spending nearly half of his life (1,553 days to be precise) in the foster care system, he was finally able to join his adoptive family. Extensively captured by the media, the joyous moment was a great display of the State of Texas coming through for its vulnerable citizens.

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After an initial phase where companies discovered the hidden "treasure" of their systems, today any business that wants to sustain itself successfully cannot do without the most important asset: data. What is meant by "monetizing" data?

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By now we have all heard the ubiquitous and somewhat misleading new phrase “Data is the new oil”.  Oil derives its value based upon the many useful and critical products created through its refinement.  However, in our experience, it is not universally true that data is being leveraged effec…

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Virtual Reality (VR) became a critical ally to an organization suffering from a systemic lack of self-awareness, as was the case of the Indiana Department of Child services (INDCS) at the end of 2017. INDCS is a state government organization focused on serving the most vulnerable population in our community, protecting children from child abuse and neglect, and ensuring that financial resources — through child support — provide a stable home. Many organizations, in both the public and private sectors, suffer from a lack of diversity and inclusion at the decision maker and thought leadership levels, which accurately reflects the workforce as well as the customer base. For years, organizations have used data, and more recently, analytics to bridge the gaps caused by a lack of diversity and inclusion. INDCS was not excluded from that list.

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(United Arab Emirates) We are pleased to announce that Althea Davis accepted the position of Country CDO Ambassador for the nation of United Arab Emirates as part of our global partnership representing the MIT CDOIQ, the International Society of Chief Data Officers, Institute for Chief Data …

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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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(US and Canada) We are pleased to announce that Tom Henry accepted the position of Country CDO Ambassador for the State of Missouri, USA as part of our global partnership representing the MIT CDOIQ, the International Society of Chief Data Officers, Institute for Chief Data Officers and CDO M…

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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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(US and Canada) 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 An…

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(Uruguay) We are pleased to announce that Diego Vallarino, PhD accepted the position of Country CDO Ambassador for the nation of Uruguay as part of our global partnership representing the MIT CDOIQ, the International Society of Chief Data Officers, Institute for Chief Data Officers and CDO M…

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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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(US and Canada) We are pleased to announce that Todd Shock accepted the position of Country CDO Ambassador for the State of Indiana, USA as part of our global partnership representing the MIT CDOIQ, the International Society of Chief Data Officers, Institute for Chief Data Officers and CDO M…

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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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(US and Canada) We are pleased to announce that Thomas Dunlap accepted the position of Country CDO Ambassador for the State of South Carolina, USA as part of our global partnership representing the MIT CDOIQ, the International Society of Chief Data Officers, Institute for Chief Data Officers…

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(US and Canada) 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 st…

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(Brazil) We are pleased to announce that Nelson Chieh accepted the position of Country CDO Ambassador for the nation of Brazil as part of our global partnership representing the MIT CDOIQ, the International Society of Chief Data Officers, Institute for Chief Data Officers and CDO Magazine. N…

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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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(US and Canada) We are pleased to announce that Moez Hassan accepted the position of Country CDO Ambassador for the State of Florida, USA as part of our global partnership representing the MIT CDOIQ, the International Society of Chief Data Officers, Institute for Chief Data Officers and CDO …

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(US and Canada) We are pleased to announce that Jodie Heflin accepted the position of Country CDO Ambassador State of Kentucky, USA as part of our global partnership representing the MIT CDOIQ, the International Society of Chief Data Officers, Institute for Chief Data Officers and CDO Magazi…

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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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(US and Canada) We are pleased to announce that Jason Drake accepted the position of Global CDO Ambassador for the State of Ohio, USA as part of our global partnership representing the MIT CDOIQ, the International Society of Chief Data Officers, Institute for Chief Data Officers and CDO Maga…

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(Israel) 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, Institute for Chief Data Officers and CDO Magazine. Ido i…