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Slides: Confessions of a CDO – The Evolving Role of the Chief Data Officer

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About the Webinar

As organizations continue to embrace digital transformation, they are looking to their data to power these initiatives. The chief data officer (CDO) is quickly emerging as an integral role in ensuring this process runs smoothly. While the role is relatively new to many organizations, the value a CDO adds is widely acknowledged by other C-level executives. In fact, 82% of CIOs believe there is a compelling case to hire a CDO in most organizations today.

Yet, not all CDOs are set up for success equally. Less than half of CDOs are given a clear remit or objective when they join an organization. For many of them, they’re pioneering their role as they go along. In order for businesses to become data-driven, they need to empower their CDO to ensure quality information that can be used in a meaningful way throughout the organization.

Join us for an informational webinar in which we’ll share our findings from more than 50 CDO interviews. We’ll discuss how the role has changed over the last several years, and how the realities of the position may differ from the expectations set forth. Other topics will include:

  • A snapshot of the average CDO
  • Core responsibilities of the CDO
  • The CDO’s reporting structure
  • The relationship between the CDO and CIO

About the Speakers

Sean Coombs

Senior Marketer, Experian

Sean leads thought leadership for Experian’s data quality and management business. He is passionate about helping organizations of all sizes unlock the power of their information through better data management and data quality practices.

Kevin W McCarthy

Director of Product Marketing, Experian Data Quality

Kevin W. McCarthy is a Director of Product Marketing at Experian Data Quality. He leverages his vast experience with data quality technology and customer implementations to help clients achieve their data management objectives.

Kevin has spent more than 20 years in the data management space, first as a professional services consultant and later developing product management and product development functions, responsible for development, testing, documentation, and customer support.

As part of Experian’s global product management team, Kevin works to bring practical data quality solutions to market by understanding customer expectations and changing market dynamics. He is a frequent blogger and expert panelist.

Kevin graduated from Merrimack College with degrees in Computer Science and Psychology. He resides on the North Shore with his wife and two boys, and spends his spare time as a recreational runner. Keep up with Kevin through his LinkedIn profile and read his Experian blogs.

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