16th Annual CDOIQ Symposium
July 19 - 21, 2022
To conclude the 15th Annual CDOIQ Symposium, we would like to thank all of you, our sponsors, speakers, and attendees for participating last July 20-22, 2021. The Symposium was an incredible success, all thanks to your participation. 

Mark your calendars! The 16th Annual CDOIQ Symposium will tentatively be held on July 19 – 21, 2022. We will keep you posted on more details as they unfold.
In the meantime, please stay healthy and safe. The Symposium team very much looks forward to seeing you all in-person at MIT next year, should circumstances allow it!
CDO-1 Short Program, September 28-29, 2021 Virtual

Chief Data Officer's (CDO) role has rapidly emerged and is continuously evolving. This course examines the role of CDO as well as the concepts, models, techniques, and solution approaches across complex, interconnected systems that are at the core of CDO’s ability to uncover data-centric insights and solutions. More than ever data is a primary input to creating enterprise value and data are rarely used in its raw form. CDOs and data leaders often lead organizational efforts to prepare data for use by data consumers. Click here to view the tentative CDO-1 Syllabus.

We are offering 20% discount to the 15th Annual MIT CDOIQ Symposium Attendees for CDO-1 Short Program to be offered on September 28-29 virtually. The 20% discount code is CDO1MITCDOIQ20%. POC: cdoiq@mit.edu

Register now as we still have few seats left!

MIT CDOIQ Symposium Focuses on AI Ethics, Data Sharing, Federated Architectures, and CDO Success Strategies
By Wayne Eckerson with Kevin Petrie and Joe Hilleary 
This trip report was created courtesy of Eckerson Group, a Boston-based consulting, advisory, and research firm that transforms organizations with data.
This year’s MIT CDOIQ Conference, held virtually July 20-22, focused on several new themes, including AI ethics and data sharing, while retreading older ones of a practical nature, such as how to devise a data strategy, empower data analysts, design a modern architecture, and succeed in the ever-evolving role of chief data officer (CDO).
This year’s Symposium attracted more than 2,000 registered attendees who listened to presentations from more than 150 speakers and panelists. More than 30 software vendors and service providers sponsored the event. 
Focus on AI Ethics
The event’s keynote speaker, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, appealed to the audience to endorse and contribute to the “Rome Call for AI Ethics”, issued in February 2020, which seeks to create a movement to promote the responsible use of artificial intelligence. “We have a responsibility to avoid disastrous consequences that directly touch the lives of individuals and all society. We must construct a society where humans are the masters of technology, not its slaves,” said the Archbishop.
Weekend Reading
Why Do Chief Data Officers Have Such Short Tenures?
August 19, 2021
By Tom Davenport, Randy Bean, and Josh King

Thirty years ago, a widely repeated joke was that CIO — the abbreviation for Chief Information Officer — really meant “career is over.” But as job tenures lengthened and the role became more institutionalized, the joke lost its relevance. Now, however, the most unstable C-suite job may be the Chief Data Officer, or CDO. Tenures are short, turnover is high, and as in the early days of the CIO role, many companies don’t seem to know exactly what they want from its incumbents.
How Data Analytics Helped This Hospital Win Its Battle Against Covid-19
July 28, 2021

The staff at Parkland Hospital were furious: the Covid-19 dashboard that provided hour-by-hour updates on crucial information was down. This was early 2020 when the whole country had entered lockdown, accompanied by a rapid uptick in infections and a surge in paranoia.
CDO Magazine Announces Its 2021 List of Leading Academic Data Leaders
January 28, 2021

(US and Canada) CDO Magazine is committed to being a champion to academic professionals in the field of data and analytics. CDO Magazine has searched the globe, reached out to key influencers and industry organizations, and is excited to announce our 2021 list.  These outstanding academic professionals are leading the way with innovative ideas leveraging data and analytics.  They are using their talents to provide true value and real world results. We are proud to highlight their accomplishments and want to be a catalyst to advance opportunities in the data and analytic field.  We are excited to announce our inaugural Leading Academic Data Leaders List 2021.