Happy Thanksgiving from the CDOIQ Team!
Resources Available Towards a Self-Taught CDO
By Steven Perry, Informatica Australia

In searching for the perfect CDO course, I realized that there isn't one that suits us all. The data landscape is ever changing but there are some classic texts old and new to refer to. The combination of data skills. business skills, IT and change management means that a diverse background that straddles IT and Business is required. So, understanding Data, Cloud or Platforms isn't enough if you can't get your business case approved or navigate cultural inertia around sharing data. The greatest challenge I hear from CDO's across the industry is Data Literacy. The most common roadblocks are organizational inertia and change management challenges and the most successful projects aren't led by technology but people who have learned the hard way through experience.
Transamerica is known for providing exceptional customer service. By developing a holistic 360-degree view of their customers, Transamerica is improving customer retention rates, attracting new customers and maintaining a competitive edge in the industry.

Hear why Transamerica’s Vanessa Gonzalez, Senior Director of Data and Analytics, turned to the cloud and data mastering as a component of their digital transformation, cleaning and curating millions of customer records. The result: Transamerica ensures good data maximizes their cloud investment.
Richard Wang, Executive Director of the MIT CDOIQ Symposium will moderate next week's webinar.
Vanessa Gonzalez
Senior Director of Data and Analytics
Richard Wang
Executive Director
CDOIQ Program
Inaugural Country Chief Data Officer Ambassador Nigeria Symposium (On-site Event)
The Inaugural CCDOA Nigeria Symposium with the theme "Promoting the Keys to Data Value Through Organizational Data Leadership in an Era of Digital Transformation & Economy" will be held at Nigerian National Merit Award, Abuja, Nigeria. Click the button below to register for FREE.
Featured on Fortune
Accenture/MIT CDO Survey
Earlier this year, Accenture published the results of the 2021 Data Leaders Survey which was co-created in partnership with MIT. This research was recently featured within Unlocking Exponential Business Value through Data Maturity on Fortune.com – an article that describes how enterprises can elevate their data and A.I. maturity to unlock new business value. 
Gartner's 7th CDO Survey 2022
Closes in a Few Days!
The Gartner 7th Annual Chief Data Officer Survey 2022 until the end of this weekend, Sunday, November 14. Our ongoing research, the Gartner CDO survey, shows the links between success and day-to-day tactical activities and long term strategic goals. The data we analyse comes from our interactions with working CDO clients as well as field research with people like you. 
The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
You will receive an executive summary of the survey findings in H1 2022, and be able to download a high-value Gartner reports immediately upon completion.
Call for Submission
for the 2022 CDOIQ Symposium
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2021
For the past 15 years, the central mission and accomplishment of this Symposium have been bridging the gap between research and practice, particularly facilitating thought-provoking conversations and collaboration among data leaders globally. In July 2021, more than two thousand Chief Data Officers (CDOs), data leaders, and C-suite officers from around the world attended the Symposium. The majority of the attendees were CDOs, presidents, VPs, C-level officers, and directors who make critical decisions regarding how their organizations should collect, manage, and use data.

We want you in the CDOIQ 2022 Symposium! You only have one and a half month left to submit a proposal to speak. Act now before time runs out!