The 16th Annual CDOIQ Symposium
July 19-21, 2022, to be held on MIT campus (situation permitting) and virtually
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Click here to see the (work-in-progress) website

How Comcast and Nuance Safely Innovate with Sensitive Data
Live Webinar: Presented by MIT CDOIQ and Privacy Analytics
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
2 p.m. ET - 3:30 p.m. ET

This live webinar takes place October 6 at 2 p.m. ET featuring Doina Iepuras, Senior Principal Architect at Comcast, and Jean Liu, VP and Chief Privacy Officer at Nuance Communications.

They’ll be sharing their successes in driving innovation from the safe and responsible use of data derived from information about people.

If you’re looking to safely use and share your organization’s sensitive data while earning trust from stakeholders, this webinar is for you.

Dr. Richard Wang, Founder & Director of the MIT CDOIQ program, is hosting the webinar, and Sarah Lyons, Head of Privacy Analytics, is moderating.
Jean Liu
VP and Chief Privacy Officer,
Nuance Communications
Doina Iepuras
Senior Principal Architect,
CDO-1 Short Program, May 24-25, 2022 Virtual
September 2021 CDO-1 Short Program was definitely a success! As such, we would like to announce that we will be offering CDO-1 Short Program again on May 24-25, 2022. Stay tuned for more details!
Call for Submission
for the 16th Annual CDOIQ Symposium Program
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.

You are cordially invited to submit a proposal for a presentation or a panel discussion here.
Weekend Reading
The Case For Building A Data-Sharing Culture in Your Company
By Brian Eastwood

For decades, business leaders have shied away from sharing data — not just with competitors, but even with internal stakeholders in other business units.

This mindset is starting to shift, however, as studies back up the benefits of sharing data.

According to the latest Gartner Chief Data Officer Survey, data sharing is a business-facing key performance indicator of achieving effective stakeholder engagement and providing enterprise value. CDOs who have successfully executed data-sharing initiatives in their organizations are 1.7 times more effective at showing business value and return on investment from their data analytics strategy.
6 Trends in Data and Artificial Intelligence for 2021 and Beyond
By Sara Brown

The last year has shown the value of innovative uses of data and analytics, as companies shifted to accommodate rapidly changing circumstances. At the same time, other firms struggled to keep up, with some wrestling with issues of how to gather, use, and manage data.

“The gap has widened between those who are leaders in analytics and those who are laggards,” according to Cindi Howson, chief data strategy officer at analytics platform provider ThoughtSpot.