Tag: CDO

Analytics and the Role of a Chief Data Officer

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icrunchdata News speaks with business leaders about the progression of their careers in analytics, what they are focusing on in their current roles and what their interests are outside of data. They recently interviewed Southard Jones, Vice President of Product Strategy at Birst, about the last two years at Birst, what’s next for his team and what every company should look for when hiring a Chief Data Officer. Below is a transcript of the interview, originally published in icrunchdata on January 15, 2016:

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New Roles in the C-Suite Focus on Data and Analytics

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I recently had the opportunity to join leading industry analyst Eric Kavanagh on his twice monthly audio program, DM Radio, a long-running podcast on Information Management that is designed to foster conversation among today’s thought leaders in data. Also participating on the show were Krish Krishnan of Sixth Sense Advisors and Dan Power of Hub Designs.

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Is Visualizing Data Enough?

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Last month I talked about how the initial high of being able to capture and manipulate large volumes of data is fading and that we are collectively looking toward what is coming next. A significant part of this is a shift toward realizing the value of data quickly and intuitively. The possibilities that were once hidden deep within mountains of data, are just now being uncovered in ways that deliver competitive advantage. I believe one of the massive challenges still facing today’s businesses is around identifying the information that is valuable and turning it into ways that any stakeholder, whether business user or data analyst, can use it to maximize productivity. The biggest question related to the end goal is which path you take to get there.

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CDO Wrap-Up

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The future for data within organizations – who is in charge?

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