Updated: Jan 16
Unlike their peers in the c-suite, CDOs are the new entrants and must gain credibility and trust with internal and external stakeholders to stay relevant. This is not easy but is achievable with the right focus and execution.
In this article, I shall provide 7 must-have items that should be on a CDOs agenda - (1) Communicate (2) Influence and manage change (3) Align and connect organizational silos (4) Focus on business value and risk management (5) Enable frictionless data management (6) Leverage people, process, technology and data and (7) Execute by finding a balance between the strategic and tactical.
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About Jay Zaidi:
As the Founder and Managing Partner of AlyData, my firm and I help leaders derive tangible business value from their data and information assets — to power sales, marketing, innovation, product development, and risk management. Our clients include financial services, healthcare, biotech firms and federal agencies. I’ve led strategic data and analytics engagements at Fannie Mae, Citibank, Hilton Hotels, The DOW Chemical Company, Ohio Edison, Illinois Health and Science, IBA Molecular, and The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. To learn more or get in touch, visit http://www.alydata.com.
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