When people say that "data is the new oil," they're usually making a general statement on how deeply modern organizations depend on data to drive transactions, analytics and processes in general. It's in that context that many organizations decide to appoint something called a chief data officer (
Big data has matured, moving beyond the peak of its initial hype and is moving ahead into its promised plateau of productivity.
Data has come of age in the corporate boardroom as well. The enormous potential for new wealth, new products, new customers, new insights and new entrepreneurial business
It’s pretty clear by now: data is the new natural resource. I spent the last two days at IBM’s Chief Data Officer (CDO) Strategy Summit, along with 120 participants, most of which were CDOs, de-facto CDOs and future CDOs. We can all certainly see why this new role is rock star material, but what
The emerging role of the chief data officer (CDO) was a key topic discussed at the UK Data Governance Forum’s second annual seminar held in London this September. At the seminar, representatives from organizations across many industry sectors addressed the increasing importance of data, the rise of
How should the new CDO get started with collaborating, prioritizing and spearheading an organization’s efforts to put data at the center of its business? The new ebook, "Insights for the new chief data officer," provides insights derived from interviews and interactions with a number of early CDOs
The overall acceptance of the idea of an MDM program, especially when it is driven by IT strategy, depends on the organizational culture. It is easier to get an organizational and executive buy-in in the organizations that have developed mature policies on their informational assets and data
Confidence in information is vital for business users who make impactful decisions based on analytical insights. While easy to define, confidence has proven difficult to measure and visualize. To address this need, Aberdeen Group has developed the Information Confidence Calculator (ICC). The ICC is
Insurers investing in the science of data and analytical capabilities can now monetize their data with greater certainty, creating value by customizing one-on-one policyholder interactions and personalized offers that quickly service their requests. Read the story that data can tell for insurance
I asked this question of Mark Ramsey, chief data officer at Samsung Mobile. I know what comes to mind when I think of data is data strategy, data quality, data integration, governance and data infrastructure. Being from the technology industry, and IBM in specific, data and analytics are two
Big data projects often involve exploring new business challenges and using new technology alongside existing applications. But who is doing this work? What skills and personalities are needed? Where should management of the big data "team" live, and is the team all in the same department or cross-
I recently participated in a Twitter chat on big data strategy hosted by @IBMbigdata. In all, seven questions were asked (including inquiry around the hot new role of chief data officer), and the conversation certainly demonstrated that each are well worth discussing again, in a little more than
A recently released infographic aids in understanding how big data capabilities map back to enterprise strategic imperatives. I'll break this infographics down into steps and discuss each level for clarity and definition.