Apr 1 CDO Webinar: The Role of the Chief Data Officer

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DATE: April 1, 2014 This webinar has passed. The recording is available On Demand.

TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific

PRICE: Free to all attendees

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About the Webinar

OnDemandThe recent emergence of the Chief Data Officer as a C-level role has created a surprising amount of discussion and debate. Initially prominent in the financial services industry, CDOs are now being appointed in industries as diverse as Federal Government, data services, advertising, city government, insurance, pharmaceuticals and internet start-ups.  Our conversation during this webinar will focus on the issues of structure, roles, reporting relationships, and how the CDO office works with other parts of the organization.  Topics include:

  • What motivates an organization to create the role of CDO?
  • What responsibilities does it have?
    • eg. Governance? Analytics? Development? Architecture?
  • To whom in the organization does the CDO report? Why was that reporting structure chosen?
  • Does the office of CDO have a professional staff?
    • If yes, what other staff are managed by the CDO?
  • How does the CDO influence the way data is managed in the organization?
    • Does the CDO provide guidelines, or issue standards and/or policies?
    • Does he/she provide expertise or shared services to other parts of the business?
  • As a relatively new role, how has it evolved thus far? How will it evolve in future?
  • Why is the CDO role so prominent within the financial services industry?
    • Why is it different in data services organizations?
    • Which model will other industries follow?

About the Speakers

Ursula Cottone, Keybank

Modal 3834df2Ursula has served Key in various capacities for fifteen years. Currently she is the Chief Data Officer and leads the Enterprise Data and Information Management Office. In this capacity she is driving the end-to-end processes for Key’s strategic enterprise asset, data. Previously she oversaw support related functions of the Corporate Bank, including strategy, support and project management for IT, marketing, communications, prospecting, and other Corporate Bank-wide initiatives. Ursula has been recognized both within and outside of Key with the KeyCorp Chairman’s Award 2005, the YWCA Women of Professional Achievement 2010 and as an Honorary Member of Beta Gamma Sigma 2012.


Derek Strauss, TD Ameritrade

Modal strauss headshot 2Derek has over 30 years experience in Data and Analytics. He has established and managed numerous enterprise programs and initiatives in the areas of Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Data Quality Improvement. In years past was an active member of The Data Management Association and served on the Faculty of MIT’s CDO Forum and IQ Symposium, and The Data Warehouse Institute.Traveled and spoken with Bill Inmon, and co-authored the book “DW2.0 – the Architecture for the Next Generation of Data Warehousing” – Bill Inmon, Derek Strauss and Genia Neushloss, 2008, Morgan Kaufmann.


John Ladley, IMcue

JohnLadley2013John Ladley is a Business Technology Thought Leader with 30 years experience in planning, project management, improving IT organizations and successful implementation of information systems. John Ladley is a recognized authority in the use and implementation of business intelligence and Enterprise Information Management.

About the Moderator

Tony Shaw, CEO DATAVERSITY Education, LLC

TSPortraitTony is the Founder and CEO of DATAVERSITY and Wilshire Conferences. He is responsible for the overall editorial and business strategy of both organizations, which conduct educational conferences, training and publishing activities focused on the area of enterprise data management. He co-founded the Semantic Technology Conference (SemTech) which was recently sold to WebMediaBrands (Nasdaq: WEBM). Prior to founding Wilshire he also started a dotcom in the identity management space called BigID (which went the way of most dotcoms), and was the president of Technology Transfer Institute (TTI). He still facilitates TTI’s strategic technology forum for CTOs, called TTI/Vanguard.

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