A GREAT CFO/CEO ONCE TOLD ME:
"I want each of my Execs to be the CDO of their own area of accountability".
I thought this a wise interim mechanism to mature an Executive Committee into the understanding the impact of data flows across their areas and the Enterprise as a whole, such that they understood the integrated relationship between Information and Data.
When an Executive Committee understands the headaches involved in managing Information and Data from first hand experience they are more likely to:
- Support the creation of a CDO role,
- Clearly delineate the CIO and CDO roles and
- Intelligently cooperate with the new CDO.