The 14th Annual MIT Chief Data Officer &
Information Quality Symposium, July 2020
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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

Educational Workshops on Monday July 20, 2020
Four 90-minute sessions on the day before the CDOIQ Symposium - see February Newsletter
CDO-1 Certificate Program

The CDO-1 Certificate Program, offered by Dr. Richard Wang, will explain the definition and landscape of the Chief Data Officer's roles and responsibilities, provide introductions to big data technologies, data policy, data strategy, data governance, data analytics and data integration.
Next Available Training:
March 24 - 25, 2020 on MIT Campus
~ only a few available seats left ~

Contact Gjertrud Djupvik (217-331-3178) for more information

"This was the most valuable course I've attended in years! It was so refreshing to be immersed in a discussion with a technical slant that didn't focus on technology at all. A Chief Data Officer should be all about business strategy, enabling the use of data in delivering business outcomes. That's easy to say, but no always easy to do, and CDO Fundamentals gave me a range of tools that give me the confidence to make it happen in the real world. The curriculum balanced academic theory and practical application perfectly. Speakers from all disciplines were of the highest quality, and it was most impressive to hear about the application of the theory directly from living, breathing CDO's sharing their experiences - good and bad."
"I found that participating in the CDO-1 Course provided additional insights into the work I do daily on the City's Open Data and Performance team. It provided a place to network with others in both the public and private sector who are working on data standards, process improvement and data-driven decision making. Having access to others doing this important work is invaluable."
This was a great program! Thank you for your enthusiasm, passion, and clarity in teaching CDO-1 Foundations for Chief Data Officers. The pace and duration of the class were appropriate.  I can't wait to get back to work and start applying everything I've learned in my new role as the county’s first CDO"

Ask the Expert Q&A

Featuring Douglas Laney

Q: How do organizations with Chief Data Officers actually benefit?

Online UALR CDOIQ PhD & Master Programs
Are you having problems recruiting graduates who understand data quality, data integration, data governance, and data analytics? Or perhaps you have been thinking of pursuing an online graduate degree in these disciplines yourself? Look no further! The University of Arkansas at Little Rock now offers master’s and doctoral programs in information quality and information science. 

Contact Dr. John Talburt for additional information
Firms Must Overcome Human Barriers to Enable Data-Driven Transformation

By Randy Bean

January 3, 2020
Leading firms are pushing hard to realize business outcomes from their Big Data and AI investments. Yet, for most firms, challenges remain and progress against Big Data and AI returns must be viewed in the context of a multi-year journey with progressive stages of maturity.
The principal challenges to becoming data-driven continue to be cultural – people and business process related — and not attributable to technology, which is prevalent and abundant.   Why are so many organizations struggling to successfully tackle these human factors? 

Moving From Data Preparation to Business Results At ABN AMRO

By Randy Bean

January 16, 2020
Leading corporations have struggled with issues of poor data quality, scattered data sources, and the challenges of data preparation for decades. 
It is against this backdrop that the data industry has undertaker major investments within the past decade to tackle the challenges of data preparation — to enable analysts and business decision makers to access their data with greater accuracy, greater confidence, and more effective results.
ABN AMRO is building a data marketplace where each user of data can find relevant data sources, understand the data, and easily create analytics projects resulting in measurable business outcomes. 

CDO Workbook
Volume 1
Newest literature by Dr. Richard Y. Wang
Richard Y. Wang

This is not for sale. Available to CDO-1 Certificate Program Attendees only.

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