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Chief Data Officers: Challenges and Opportunities

In my last blog, I wrote about the four archetypes of data leadership identified in IDC’s state of the chief data officer (CDO) survey commissioned by Informatica. In this blog, I will dive deeper into the challenges and opportunities for each of those archetypes (Governance Gurus, Operational Optimizers, Analytics Champions, and Digital Innovators). For those... more

Chief Data Officer (CDO): One Job, Four Roles

In my last blog, I wrote about how chief data officers are now being recognized as business leaders, as shown in IDC’s survey, “Chief Data Officers: The New Business Leaders,” commissioned by Informatica. In this blog, I will dive deeper into the survey results; specifically, the discovery that a CDO’s job consists of four roles,... more

Chief Data Officers (CDOs): The New Business Leaders

IDC’s State of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) survey commissioned by Informatica found that CDOs are the new business leaders. (Traditionally, CDOs are senior executives who are responsible for data governance and management.) In the survey, nearly 60 percent of CDOs report to a business leader, and the most common organizational hierarchy structure is reporting into the... more

Informatica Awarded a Place on UK Government’s G-Cloud 11 Framework

Data is a critical resource for enabling more efficient, collaborative and effective government and public services. We can expect to see many of the sophisticated, data-driven approaches pioneered in the private sector being applied to tackle some of our biggest public policy challenges. Only last June, the UK government announced its intention to develop a... more

The CDO is tipping the gender scales in the boardroom

Did you know that the first computer programmer was a woman? This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but to most I think it does. In the mid-19th century, mathematician Ada Lovelace was the first to recognize that machines had applications beyond pure calculation and published the first algorithm. She is regarded as the first to... more

The CIO Reading List: The Alliance

As a CIO, you know the value of finding, developing, and retaining talented workers and the incredible challenge it has become in today’s highly competitive market. The Alliance is a book about understanding the state of loyalty and trust between employers and employees today—and how to rethink how to build relationships for a stronger, more... more

The CIO Reading List: The Startup Way

Eric Ries’ first book, The Lean Startup, was a must-read for every tech entrepreneur at a newly launched business. Now he’s shifted focus to the established enterprise. His second book, The Startup Way, is aimed squarely at leaders driving change and institutionalizing innovation in large organizations. It’s a practical resource, packed with field-tested advice on... more

Two CIOs, One Perspective on Data Strategy

Updated February 5, 2020 Informatica recently published a Data Strategy Playbook to help CIOs create a comprehensive and successful data strategy that connects all the data across their enterprise. I had the chance to sit down with one of the contributors, Monsanto CIO Jim Swanson, to talk about what does and doesn’t work in building... more