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Jasmine de Gaia joins Wells Fargo, a leading financial services company, as SVP and Head of Customer Data Strategy. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Ms. de Gaia was a strategy, innovation and transformation leader at JP Morgan Chase & Co., where she led a global organization of senior busin…

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(USA and Canada) Shanthi Iyer has been recently appointed as the new Chief Information Officer of DocuSign, a pioneer of e-signature technology. She will help lead and drive the optimization of systems, processes, and technology infrastructure at DocuSign. In her new role, Iyer will be respo…

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Data mismanagement is expensive. Recent research suggests that bad data—meaning low quality data and poor data governance—within an organization comes at a cost of 15-25% of revenue. And findings published in Harvard Business Review suggest that only 3% of companies are meeting basic standar…

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(USA and Canada) Wells Fargo, a leading financial services company, has recently appointed Brian Gibbons as its new Chief Data Officer. Prior to Gibbon’s appointment as Chief Data Officer, he served as Senior Data Technology Executive at Bank of America where he spent 13+ years of his career…

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(Asia) We are pleased to announce Piyush Palkar accepted the position of Country CDO Ambassador for the nation of Malaysia 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. 

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Summary: Speed is the top reason that I hear for scaling AI, but a direct approach to generating it often has the unintended consequence of reducing both productivity and business value.  To scale AI across many business units and functions, companies need to balance three organizational beh…

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(USA and Canada) Ally, the leading digital financial services company, has recently appointed Mahi Sethuraman as the new Head of Omnichannel Technology. She now leads Ally’s omnichannel customer experience technology strategy across voice, chat, SMS and email for multiple lines of businesses…

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(USA and Canada) We are pleased to announce Devshree Golecha accepted the position of Country CDO Ambassador for the State of Texas, 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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(USA and Canada) Albertsons Companies, one of the largest food and drug retails in the United States, has recently announced the appointment of Danielle Crop as its new SVP and Chief Data Officer. Prior to her employment at Albertsons, Crop served as the Chief Data Officer at American Expres…

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Traditional data governance approaches: centralized, decentralized, and hybrid, focus on governance councils and committees. These organizations are effective at driving development of policies, processes and overseeing enforcement. However, they are often seen as unwanted bureaucracy when e…

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(Asia) Carsome, Southeast Asia’s largest integrated car-ecommerce, has recently announced the appointment of Piyush Palkar as its new Chief Data Officer. Carsome aims to power its business at all stages through data-driven strategies. Palkar is tasked to deliver successful data strategy by e…

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Tamr’s Chief Product Officer Anthony Deighton led a lively discussion with three top data leaders: Dan Whitacre, Senior Director, Kroger Labs and Technology Transformation; Todd James, Senior Vice President, Intelligent Automation at Fidelity Investments; and Brett Starr Vice President, Data…

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Mayor Brandon Scott has announced the appointment of Justin Elszasz as the City of Baltimore's new chief data officer. Elszasz's new role cements the City of Baltimore's commitment for a culture of open data and data governance. Justin Elszasz aims to be the city’s “chief data evangelist”.

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100% of the world’s largest 250 companies have embraced sustainability reporting according to KPMG. Today, the majority of the 5200 leading companies in the world have targets to reduce carbon emissions according to the same survey. This is great news. Unfortunately, at the current moment, m…

(Europe) We are pleased to announce Jarkko Moilanen, Ph.D. accepted the position of Country CDO Ambassador of Finland 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.

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Recently, iQor—a customer service outsourcing provider based in St. Petersburg, Florida—has appointed its first Chief Digital Officer (CDO): Prabhjot (PJ) Singh. PJ has been a part of iQor for over 14 years, working most recently as Senior Vice President Innovation & Optimization, and pr…

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(Europe) We are pleased to announce Steven Piket accepted the position of Country CDO Ambassador of United Kingdom 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.

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The pressing need for real-time data pushed businesses to accelerate and expand their investments in data and data management solutions during 2020. While much of the industry focus is rightfully on new advancements in predictive analytics that are driving business value, it is becoming incr…

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LogMeIn has appointed Olga Lagunova as its new Global Head of Technology. Lagunova is now set to lead LogMeIn’s 1000+ person engineering organization. She aims to continue building a robust and universal approach to innovation, SaaS product development, data, metrics, best engineering practi…

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In a UK case, the England and Wales High 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 application license…

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(Latin America) We are pleased to announce Maria Espona accepted the position of Country CDO Ambassador of Argentina 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. Maria work…

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The purpose of this article is to have an open dialog around your critical first 90 days as a CDO and to explore the isCDO shared document which offers a template of best practices.

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(USA and Canada) A newly created position at Hy – Vee was offered to Jason Buhrow, a highly skilled IT consultant with vast expertise in retail, insurance, finance, nonprofits, and manufacturing. Buhrow previously was the vice president of the information technology of FBL Financial Group. H…

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(Europe) Sunil Patel has been appointed PwC UK’s first Chief Data Officer and will take the lead for developing the firm’s overall vision and strategy for the use of data. Sunil Patel has been part of PwC UK for more than 10 years handling various executive roles such as COO and Technology C…

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In addition, I have analyzed and done comparisons of several maturity models. In doing so, I have learned more than a few things about what makes a maturity model effective, useful, and even indispensable to organizations. 

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In the largest announced corporate transaction of the year, S&P Global entered into a $44 billion agreement to acquire IHS Markit, thereby forming a data solutions and services behemoth intended to rival Bloomberg, Intercontinental Exchange, and Refinitiv Holdings. 

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Forward-thinking executives have begun measuring the value of their organization’s data assets to forge a data-driven culture that generates increased business benefits from data.