Want to succeed as a CDO? 6 articles to read this week

Creative and Editorial Lead, Data and AI, IBM

For organizations worldwide, the chief data officer (CDO) is becoming a key member of the C-suite, providing a competitive edge in today’s digital marketplace. Today’s companies likely expect a lot from this role, which now encompasses not one, but three aspirations: data integrator, business optimizer, and market innovator, according to the 2016 IBM Institute for Business Value report "The Chief Data Officer playbook."

Enabling information stakeholders starts with a strong unified governance strategy. Unified governance solutions help enable organizations with information integration, management, and governance capabilities so they can position their organizational stakeholders for better business insights and enable compliance. 

To succeed with unified governance solutions, CDOs should help their organization make sense of their data, then they can make that data available to all information stakeholders within the organization so that they can make more informed decisions that could impact the bottom line. 

But there is one more piece of the unified governance puzzle CDOs grapple with. It’s compliance. That is, helping their organization comply with existing regulations or upcoming ones such as the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Learn more about the IBM GDPR readiness journey and our GDPR capabilities and offerings here.

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