The 14th Annual MIT Chief Data Officer &
Information Quality Symposium, August 2020
14th Annual MIT CDOIQ Symposium Postponed
Due to the current circumstances surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the decision to tentatively postpone the Symposium until the week of August 17, 2020.
We are sure you, like us, are having growing concerns in regards to the impact of COVID-19 on our day to day lives. It’s difficult to tell when this will end, but due to the amount of planning that goes into this event, we believe it’s in all of our best interest to postpone, in order to avoid a possible cancellation if we don’t. Please know that we are closely monitoring Federal, State and Local news, as well as MIT Policies and Guidelines  regarding travel, events and visitors. 
Be prepared to update your calendars to August 18 – 20, 2020. We will be sure to let you know as soon as we have final confirmation!
Stay healthy and safe!
Complimentary Registration for Chief Data Officers
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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
An Emerging Consensus Among Chief Data Officers

By Thomas H. Davenport & Randy Bean

February 27, 2020
Several times a year, NewVantage Partners (NVP) convenes a breakfast meeting of senior and business and technology executives with responsibility for data to discuss key issues in the field. 
Over time, the attendees have increasingly been Chief Data Officers.  Several of the discussion topics addressed the relationship between data management and analytics/data science/AI.
One credit card CDO had a general rule of thumb: “centralize data, decentralize analytics.”

Companies Are Failing in Their Efforts to Become Data-Driven

By Randy Bean & Thomas H. Davenport

February 5, 2020
Becoming “data-driven” has been a commonly professed objective for many firms over the past decade or so. Whether their larger goal is to achieve digital transformation, “compete on analytics,” or become “AI-first,” embracing and successfully managing data in all its forms is an essential prerequisite. Consistent with these goals, companies have attempted to treat data as an important asset, evolve their cultures in a more data-oriented direction, and adjust their strategies to emphasize data and analytics.

We knew that progress toward these data-oriented goals was painfully slow, but the situation now appears worse. Leading corporations seem to be failing in their efforts to become data-driven. This is a central and alarming finding of NewVantage Partners’  2019 Big Data and AI Executive Survey , published earlier this month. The survey participants comprised 64 c-level technology and business executives representing very large corporations such as American Express, Ford Motor, General Electric, General Motors, and Johnson & Johnson.

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Job Postings
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Interested in the 2019 Symposium Proceedings?
Contact Elizabeth Albee (781 697-4311)
All sessions of the Annual MITCDOIQ Symposium will be held at the
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Stata Center, 32 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA

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