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CDO - Chief Data Officer

The era of big data and analytics has arrived, and with it a new leader is emerging—the Chief Data Officer, or CDO. As the reliance on real-time, trusted data grows, high performing organizations realize the need for an executive business leader to across the C-suite to accelerate innovation and transformation.


Why Data Needs a Leader

Wes Hunt on Why data needs a leaderWes Hunt in the Smarter Planet Blog: Strong data and analytics capabilities can lead to competitive advantage, and have the demonstrated the power to transform entire industries and business models. Read more.

CDO videoAli Farahani, CDO for Los Angeles County discusses: What value does a Chief Data Officer bring?


CDO videoHear Mark Ramsey, CDO at Samsung Mobile talk about how about why data and analytics are both important in his role.

Insights for the new Chief Data Officer

Insights for the new CDOHow to define data strategy, align business goals and prioritize winning projects.

The new hero of big data and analytics: The Chief Data Officer Infographic

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Learn more about why leading organizations across the globe are appointing Chief Data Officers to deliver data-driven growth and innovation that matters.

Research and Insights

Participate in the 2015 CDO research study now!

New CDO studyShare your insights on the emerging CDO role in this brief 15-minute survey by April 30. The findings will be used to create a new IBV study.

New CDO study

New CDO studyIBM Center for Applied Insights: CDOs and C-Suite members share insights on how the CDO can lead the transformation to data-driven organizations.

CDO thought leadership

CDO thought leadership from IBVNew Chief Data Officer thought leadership from IBM’s Institute for Business Value in collaboration with leading CDOs.

Get to know your Chief Data Officer

CCaitlin HalfertyCaitlin Halferty outlines the top challenges to and reasons for creating the Chief Data Officer role.


Analytics: A blueprint for value

Converting big data and analytics insights into results.

Barclays rebuilds a global brand

Barclays Barclays reveals hot topics and customer sentiment in real time, using advanced analytics in a collaborative forum.



CDO THINK Data Community

Are you a CDO interested in access to exclusive events, content and peer networking? THINK Data, part of THINK Leaders, is a private community that’s just for you: request membership.

Chief Data Officer Blogs

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