Archives For #ChiefDataOfficer

July is shaping up to be a busy month in terms of Editorial that I will be pushing out.

Below is a handy reference:

July 2nd – IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub – The Privacy Corner: – “Data brokers: Just how much should they know about you?” – http://ibm.co/1j9vXNK

July 3rd -16th – IBM Developer Works – “Champion Spotlight” – (http://ibm.co/1j2NyfB)

July 11th– InfoMgmtExec.me Blog – “Transformational Leadership for Big Data & Analytics Success (series)Part 2.- “Top Down Accountability”

July 15th – Information Age – July 2014 Digital Issue – “Leadership in the Age of Disruption” – (http://bit.ly/1sU3yol) http://www.information-age.com

July 23-25th – The 8th MIT Chief Data Officer & Information Quality Symposium (Cambridge, MA) – Live Commentary Twitter: InfoMgmtExec & Daily Blogging: Infomgmtexec.me

July 20th– InfoMgmtExec.me – “Transformational Leadership for Big Data & Analytics Success (series)Part 3.- “Organizational Design & Cultural Adoption”

Week of July 21st: Live Blogging from MIT Chief Data Officer & Information Quality Symposium

End of July – August & September: IBM Big Data Hub – The Privacy Corner: “Privacy & Social Experimentation”, Information Age (September Issue): “The Data Leadership Nexus”

 

Day 3 - MIT Chief Data Officer & Information Quality Forum

MIT Researchers explain their “CDO Big Data Cube” model for the types of Chief Data Officers based on their Interviews, Survey Responses and Other Contributions.

Their core definition of the CDO is an individual who has the expertise to adequately Lead and Administrate these 4-Critical Dims:

1.- Data Quality
2.- Data Governance
3.- Data Strategy
4.- Data Architecture

While these are critical elements of what I call an “Information Management Executive” (and many are now calling Chief Data Officer), there are several others that are just as important;

5. -Executive Leadership and Administration
6.- Communications & Collaboration Excellence
7.- Political Astuteness

All of these critical capabilities manifest into the “the entire package”. Many at this week’s conference doubted the need for deep domain skills as found in points 1-4, but all believe that 5-7 were essential to success. I believe that all are required as Leadership must be demonstrated on both fronts (Business & Technical).

In my next posting I will summarize the Forum altogether and provide my viewpoint on the need for both a unified vision and definition of this critical role no matter how you refer to it.

Standby!