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Why CIOs — and their organizations — need a chief data officer

We ask top CIOs and chief data officers why the new data leadership role has become a business imperative.

Evidence for the rise of the role of chief data officer within business is inconsistent. According to the State of Analytics and Decision Sciences report for 2016 by research group Mu Sigma, chief data officer are in overall charge of data and related analytics technologies at only 9% of US organizations, while at 13% these are under the control of a chief analytics officer. In contrast, a survey of CXOs in the UK by MHR Analytics found that as many as 48% currently work alongside an executive with one of those titles. [1]

[1] By Sooraj Shah for I-Cio


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