Even with great minds, diligent teams and hefty budgets, big data had stumped the c-suite. While CTOs and CMOs are continuing to work closely together, even together, they lack the particular expertise to analyze and draw the most profit maximizing, cost-cutting insights from data. The Chief Data Officer is an evolving position combining business savvy and technical data expertise.
So, what does it take to be a successful CDO? We asked several executives for their perspectives in a recent survey to provide key insights on somewhat surprising and essential qualities. Overall, they conclude that strategic thinking, negotiation and patience are paramount. Despite discussions that suggest the CDO will one day replace the CIO, contrary to much discussion at the SiliconANGLE CDOIQ conference, most respondents believe the two roles are not in conflict.