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15 percent of CDOs will move to other C-level positions by 2020: Gartner

CIO India | Nov. 15, 2016
Gartner predicts that 15 per cent of the successful Chief Digital Officers (CDO) will assume other C-level reoles such as CEO and COO by 2020.

CDOs Are Responsible for Creating and Integrating Enterprise Data and Analytics Capabilities

The OCDO accommodates a wide range of roles emphasizing data and information management, data quality, business analytics and information architecture. "Most CDOs said that their role will focus on two key responsibilities," said Mario Faria, a managing vice president at Gartner. "Sixty-seven percent of the respondents said they are acting as a champion or change agent in leading the organizational changes required to create and sustain enterprise data and analytics capabilities. Sixty-one percent are leading the effort to ensure that data and analytics are integrated into the business strategy and roadmap."

The CDO's Relationship With IT Leaders

Most respondents said they have developed positive working relationships with IT leaders. "While most early holders of the CDO role said they treat the CIO as an ally or partner (62 percent), the relationship between the CDO and the CIO will remain crucial," said Popkin. "Strategy development, decision-making power and funding will be sources of contention between IT leaders and the OCDO as the role of the CDO becomes more broadly established."

Source: CIO India

 

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