Data needs a leader
As the new natural resource of the twenty-first century, data has the power to transform industries and business models; but it equally has the power to overwhelm systems and stymie growth. As executives witness data’s proven impact on performance and innovation and recognize its strategic significance, they also realize the growing need for a leader whose primary role is to understand and advocate on behalf of data. As a result, leading organizations across industries around the globe are appointing Chief Data Officers to deliver data-driven growth and innovation that matters.
About the authors
Chief Business Strategist,
IBM Watson Group at IBM
Paula Wiles Sigmon
Corporate Transformation Leadership
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