Chief data officer jobs a matter of conjecture

At the MIT CDOIQ Symposium in Cambridge MA, Caserta CEO Joe Caserta presented “You’re the New CDO – Now What?” In his talk he offered guidelines and sage advice for success in this role.

techChief data officer jobs are central to many corporate data quality efforts, but the actual character of those jobs is still being developed — and debated. In this edition of the Talking Datapodcast, we take a closer look at the job title, which is finding greater penetration in corporations.

The 2016 MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Symposium afforded a forum for divergent views of the CDO role, but a clear theme held that chief data officers are, for now, roaming between “defensive” privacy and compliance efforts and “offensive” digital innovation efforts meant to exploit the growing mass of big data.

Chief data officer jobs will seek definition for some time to come, according to Joe Caserta, founder and president of New York-based consultancy Caserta Concepts. In his view, the part of the organization best suited for the CDO is not with IT.

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