The role of a CDO—chief data officer—is fairly new, but it's becoming more and more of a necessity in the modern enterprise.
A new infographic from Semarchy showed that the number of companies hiring a CDO has more than quadrupled since 2012. The need for a CDO comes from an increased focus on data management. As noted in the graphic, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created a day.
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The role of a CDO is a diverse one. A CDO determines opportunities with data analytics, maximizes data value, increases operational efficiency, and more, according to the graphic.
Here's why the CDO is increasingly becoming the new seat in the C-Suite.
- Special report: Turning big data into business insights (free PDF) (TechRepublic)
- Chief digital officers emerge in business transformation efforts (ZDNet)
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- 5 big data focal points for CDOs and CIOs in 2018 (TechRepublic)
- Chief digital officer: An insider's take- what CDOs do and why they matter (ZDNet)
- Why the future of IT requires more than just aligning with business (TechRepublic)
Laurel Deppen is a student at Western Kentucky University.