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Defining the Role of the Chief Data Officer

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Jim MacCallum - Executive Team - Vivonetby Angela Guess

Maria Deutcher of Silicon Angle recently wrote, “There are as many opinions on the role of the chief data officer (CDO) as there definitions of the emerging position, but few are as well-informed as that of professor Yang Lee from Northwestern University. She helped author one of the single most comprehensive studies on the subject to date, the findings of which were presented at MIT’s recently concluded CDOIQ Symposium, where sheappeared on SiliconANGLE’s live broadcast to deep dive into the key conclusions with theCUBE hosts Dave Vellante and Paul Gillin.”

Deustcher continues, “Lee chooses to focus her research in the healthcare sector, a segment that has not only seen a rapid increase in the number of CDOs over the last few years but also doubles as a source for tangible examples of effective information governance making a difference in the field. From her discussions with practitioners, she identified several core pain points that hospitals and insurance providers are now finally making progress on addressing, chief of which is data  inconsistency among different parts of the organization. That is becoming an increasingly noticeable issue outside the healthcare industry too, as information takes on a more important role in decision-making.”

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