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The role of the Chief Data Officer inside a company

Pete Williams, ex-Head of Enterprise Analytics at Marks and Spencer, now running his own outcome focused data consultancy, The Decision Playbook, shares with us in this interview his view around the transformational role of the CDO. His overall aim is to bring dynamic data to the heart of every business...

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The evolving role of the chief data officer

Team Keboola interviews Peter Jackson, CDO from Southern Water – Is the CDO figure a result of the digital transformation? – Why many businesses still don’t have a CDO? – Which are the consequences of not having a CDO? – How a data structure should look like in a business?...

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CDO – Relating to the rest of the C suite

Authors: Caroline Carruthers, Chief Data Officer Network Rail, and Peter Jackson, Head of Data Southern Water There are more C suite roles than there used to be, the long established roles of Chief Executive and Chief Information Officer now have to compete for room at the table with roles like the...

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The Third Generation CDO

Authors: Caroline Carruthers, Chief Data Officer Network Rail, and Peter Jackson, Head of Data The Pensions Regulator. We’ve talked about the first and second generation CDO’s so what next? We have all heard that the CDO role is just a gimmick that companies are being sold, that won’t actually help them...

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The second generation CDO

Authors: Caroline Carruthers, Chief Data Officer Network Rail, and Peter Jackson, Head of Data The Pensions Regulator. A previous article proposed that a second generation CDO turns the ‘possible’ into an art form, ‘understanding the nuances of the family and making the house a home filled with wonder and intelligence’. The...

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First Generation v Second Generation CDO

Authors: Caroline Carruthers, Chief Data Officer Network Rail, and Peter Jackson, Head of Data The Pensions Regulator. Being a Chief Data Officer in the current climate is a rather interesting place to be, it can feel a little like dancing on quicksand while you have to learn to juggle wriggling snakes....

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Avoiding the Hype Cycle

Author: Caroline Carruthers, Chief Data Officer at Network Rail Being a Chief Data Officer in the current climate is a rather interesting place to be, it can feel a little like dancing on quicksand while you have to learn to juggle wriggling snakes. So in order to help people interested...

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Delivering a Data Strategy in the Cauldron of BAU

Authors: Caroline Carruthers, Chief Data Officer Network Rail, and Peter Jackson, Head of Data The Pensions Regulator. One of the most difficult tasks for the new CDO is developing a Data Strategy whilst the organisation continues to operate (and must continue to operate) using and abusing data, continuing with bad habits...

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Chief Data Officer – The first 100 days, part 2

Authors: Caroline Carruthers, Chief Data Officer Network Rail, and Peter Jackson, Head of Data The Pensions Regulator. So what are your ‘information basics’? From the last article we talked about the idea of getting your basics right but left you on a bit of a cliff hanger so thought we could revisit the...

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Chief Data Officer – The first 100 days, part 1

Authors: Caroline Carruthers, Chief Data Officer Network Rail, and Peter Jackson, Head of Data The Pensions Regulator. The first 100 days Part 1 Gartner predicted that by 2019, 90% of large organisations will have hired a CDO – but only 50% of these will be a success. Much of what determines...

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