Chief data officers of the future sharpen focus on revenue, products

Today, chief data officers play the offense, tying work to revenue and products as they arm companies with data-driven insights. When the chief data officer (CDO) role began to pop up in C-suites in the early aughts at companies including Capital One and Yahoo, responsibilities centered on defense. At the time, CDOs focused mainly on the safekeeping of data, especially in...

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chief digital officers: when being successful puts you out of a job

Press Release – Cologne, February 27, 2018 Most CDOs see their job as being temporary. CDOs want to change the world. CDOs define their role themselves. Cologne, February 27, 2018 The world upside down: Managers who do their jobs well are normally rewarded with bigger budgets, more staff or greater decision-making discretion. But for one group of executives, things are...

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Appointing a chief diversity officer isn’t enough to make a workplace diverse

Dive Brief: Issues of diversity are not new to organizations, but recent social movements have prompted S&P 500 companies to appoint leaders to approach diversity as a business issue, according to a study by management consulting firm Russell Reynolds Associates[1]. Nearly half of the organizations represented in the study (47%) had a chief diversity officer (CDO), but 63% of those...

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