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From CDO to CDAO how analytics is altering the role of the data chief

April 06, 2020 / Alan Jacobson

As businesses welcome digitalisation with open arms, a number of organisational shifts have occurred to ensure the protection and utilisation of their most prized possession data.Consequently, in recent years, the role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) has become vitally important – responsible for both protecting and making sense of this ever-growing and vastly-complex asset governance. Yet, despite being a relevantly new role within most UK organisations, the CDO is already experiencing a change in core responsibilities to incorporate an increasing focus on analytics.Traditionally, the CDO has been responsible for enterprise-wide governance as well as using data to support wider decision making. This has included undertaking data processing, data analysis, data mining, and information trading – ensuring that data patterns are presented to decision makers in a way they can understand.However, in just a few short years, the world that UK organisations operate in has changed d...