The 14th Annual MIT Chief Data Officer &
Information Quality Symposium, August 2020
14th Annual MIT CDOIQ Symposium Postponed
As announced in March's Newsletter, we have made the decision to tentatively postpone the Symposium until August 18 – 20, 2020. Room reservations are currently pending, but w e will be sure to let you know as soon as we have final confirmation!

We are also aware that travel restrictions may be with us for several weeks if not several months, (depending on the location). Even though events and timings are starting to suggest that in the near future there may be some opening up in a limited capacity, we wanted to let you know that we are also considering adding a virtual component to the Symposium.We would love to hear from you in regards to this consideration.You can reach us at

Please continue to stay healthy and safe! We will follow up with another update within the next month to keep you all posted. 
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Now More Than Ever! – The Necessity Of Data, Analytics, And Expertise

By Randy Bean

April 17, 2020
Addressing the state of the Coronavirus crisis in a recent press briefing, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared, “we will make our decisions guided by expertise, data, and science”.

Now more than ever, data, analytics and expertise are of existential importance. It is not simply a matter of opinion. It has become a public and societal matter of life and death. 

JoAnn Stonier Of Mastercard—A Unique Take On The CDO Role

By Thomas H. Davenport & Randy Bean

April 13, 2020
As we have written , there are a lot of different versions of the Chief Data Officer role in organizations.
In that article describing all the different jobs CDOs are asked to do, the last one we discussed was “Data Ethicist,” and we said we thought there would be more of them in the future. But we could only find one in the present: JoAnn Stonier of Mastercard.

Unprecedented? With Data, Analytics And Scenario Planning, There’s No Such Thing

By Douglas Laney

April 6, 2020
Unprecedented. This word we all have been seeing and hearing a great deal lately is intended to encapsulate the enormity of surprise and the magnitude of change the world is undergoing at the moment. But it has another implication. It admonishes many of us who are too comfortable with our ignorance of history, too intellectually lazy to comprehend how one event deterministically leads to another, or too fixated on “riding the wave” to envision and plan for its eventual crash. 

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MIT CDOIQ Workshop Day
The Pre-Conference workshop is to help our attendees get a jump start on the following 4 working sessions:

  • Addressing / Data Analytics and Machine Learning Session
  • Building a Successful Data Quality Management Program: How to Get Started, and How to Assess and Improve What You Have”
  • Techniques for Accelerating the creating of a Business Glossary.
  • The Right Stuff: Making Sense of Data-Driven Change in Your Organization

Cost: $95
Interested in the 2019 Symposium Proceedings?
Contact Elizabeth Albee (781 697-4311)
All sessions of the Annual MITCDOIQ Symposium will be held at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Stata Center, 32 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA

For s peaker & s ponsorship o pportunities , contact Robert Lutton

Volunteers are welcome! To learn more, contact Gjertrud Djupvik

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