"Data needs a leader. As the new natural resource of the twentyfirst
century, data has the power to transform industries and business models; but it
equally has the power to overwhelm systems and stymie growth. As executives witness
data’s proven impact on performance and innovation and recognize its strategic
significance, they also realize the growing need for a leader whose primary role is to
understand and advocate on behalf of data. As a result, leading organizations across
industries around the globe are appointing Chief Data Officers to deliver data-driven
growth and innovation that matters."