8 Strategies for Chief Data Officers to Create — and Demonstrate — Value
by Thomas H. Davenport, Richard Y. Wang, and Priyanka Tiwari
January 31, 2023

The CDO role is poorly understood, and incumbents of the job have often met with diffuse expectations and short tenures. There is a clear need for CDOs to focus on adding visible value to their organizations. The authors suggest eight strategies for CDOs to create — and show — value for their companies: assume responsibility for analytics and AI, focus on data products, measure and document results, build relationships with peers and business leaders who get it, focus on data governance, work on creating a data-driven culture even though it’s difficult to show value quickly, build analytics and data infrastructure, and focus on a few key projects of value to stakeholders. Read full article here.
2023 CDOIQ Symposium Agenda is now available
We are pleased to announce that the 2023 CDOIQ Symposium Agenda is now available and will be posted at https://cdoiq2023.org/
As always, we truly have an outstanding lineup of seasoned experts and speakers in the industry, as well as valued partners. View this year's agenda here.
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Has Progress on Data, Analytics, and AI Stalled at Your Company?
By Randy Bean
January 30, 2023

It’s time for Fortune 1000 companies to rethink their investments in data, analytics, and AI. Of course, companies should be investing in these critical business capabilities and differentiators. What they need to take a hard look at is how they’re investing, and whether these investments are leading to the kinds of gains and the levels of business value that companies are aspiring to achieve.

Companies have every opportunity to use data, analytics, and AI to transform their businesses. Now is the moment to rethink how these investments are being made. It is time for data leaders to deliver transformative business outcomes. This is the moment to move forward and learn from the lessons of the recent past. View the complete article here.