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Thursday November 17, 2016

Chief DATA Officer JOBS Update for October 2016

Get the latest info on these Chief DATA Officers and more…

The CDO Summit is the premier event for digital & data leaders:
  March 01-02, 2017  |  Sydney, Australia
April 26-27, 2017  |  New York, USA

Welcome back to our Chief Data Officer JOBS Update, through October 2016.

In this month’s issue, we listed new Chief DATA Officer appointments for October; we tracked over 50 articles and hand-picked more than a DOZEN CDOs who made the news last month.  

Clearly, these are exciting times to be a leader in building a data-driven culture!

  • New Chief Data Officer placements (through October 2016): Congratulations to the new Chief Data Officers at Disruptor Beam Inc., ERT, Judopay, Morningstar, and Razorfish, among others. Welcome to the CDO Club!
  • Chief Data Officers ‘In the News’: We tracked over 50 ARTICLES and hand-picked more than a DOZEN Chief Data Officers who made news in October, including ADP’s Marc Rind; GSK’s Mark Ramsey, Ph.D.; IBM’s Meeta Yadav; Mashable’s Haile Owusu; San Diego Supercomputer Center’s Ilkay Altintas, Ph.D.; University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Jason Fishbain; among others. How did they make the news? Find out inside.
  • Open Chief Data Officer Jobs: Hey, be sure to check out NEW OPEN POSITIONS, including jobs at The County of San Diego’s Health and Human Services Agency, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, and CBS Corp, among others! Inside, you’ll find open posts for Chief Digital Officers, Chief Data Officers, and other C-level digital and data positions. Be sure to review the open posts on our dedicated career page.

You’ll find the details on all this and much more inside.

Check out new Chief DATA Officers hired in October…
Look at these Chief DATA Officers in the news…
Check out the new open Chief DATA Officers positions….
You will need to be a registered CDO Club member to view the job postings, with at minimum SILVER, GOLD, or PLATINUM status. Membership options and registration can be found here.

The IBM Watson Data Platform:
Make data simple and accessible to all

As discussed in last week’s update, IBM Watson and the Rise of the Citizen Analyst, Watson’s mission is to make data simple and accessible to all.  

Watson wants to make data analytics as simple to execute as a Google search.

The timing could not be better. Just consider:

  • IBM reported that 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day, so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone.
  • Veritas Technologies reported that 85% of data stored by organizations is considered “dark” (unanalyzed) or ROT (Redundant, Obsolete, Trivial), and that 41% of stored data is stale (i.e., hasn’t been touched in three years).
  • McKinsey reported that the demand for big data talent is growing so fast that by 2018 “the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 individuals with deep quantitative analytical skills, as well as 1.5 million analytics-savvy management professionals.”

Data mining, predictive and prescriptive analysis, and insights/analytics are highly specialized skills, usually requiring a Chief Analytics Officer (CAO), a Chief Marketing Technologist, and/or dedicated insights and analytics teams.

The goal of the CAO is to create value from the data—to make sound decisions, identify new opportunities, cut costs, achieve better business outcomes, and/or gain competitive advantage.

The problem? There are currently fewer than 100 people globally who hold that exact title—Chief Analytics Officer.

This is where IBM’s Watson comes in.

The Watson Data Platform’s natural language processing enables “citizen analysts” to run queries and discover insights previously owned and operated by professional business analysts, CAOs, data scientists, marketing technologists, and statisticians.

No need for years of schooling in engineering, math, or statistics. No menus. No command lines. No search language. No boolean operators. No confusion. No complexity.

Simply put, Watson helps #MakeDataSimple.

We believe the IBM Watson Data Platform is the leading AI and cognitive platform, and that it has the power to disrupt entire industries.

Watson will enable the rise of CITIZEN ANALYSTS at COGNITIVE ORGANIZATIONS in both the public and private sectors, and we believe these developments are very positive – not only for industry, but also for humanity. Find out more here
We are excited to announce the expansion of our relationship with IBM!

In 2017, IBM will sponsor a couple of our CDO Summits, including our flagship 
New York City CDO Summit on April 26–27, 2017.

We’re celebrating our 5th anniversary, and have very special guests and speakers planned.

Our NYC event sells out. Register now to reserve your spot and lock in
 Early Bird discounts.

As CDO Club members may recall, we’ve been following the IBM Watson trajectory for a while:
  • Our 2015 NYC CDO Summit featured IBM Watson Vice President Steve Abrams on How CDOs Can Profit from the Data Revolution, featuring panelists from the Harvard Business Review, IBM, the CDM Group, Bayer, and Elsevier.
  • Our 2016 NYC CDO Summit featured Kevin Eagan, IBM’s Chief Digital Experience Officer and GM of Digital Platforms on Success Principles for Digital Transformation, with Object Frontier Software, Healthgrades, the City of Boston, IBM, SAP, and Centric Digital.
Steve Abrams: Vice President at IBM Watson Kevin Eagan: Chief Digital Experience Officer at IBM
“How CDOs Can Profit from the Data Revolution”
NYC CDO Summit 2015
“Success Principles for Digital Transformation”
NYC CDO Summit 2016


All 2017 CDO Summits are TWO-DAY events!

Due to popular demand, our 2017 CDO Summits will be TWO-DAY events, starting with our Sydney CDO Summit on 1-2 March 2017. The format will be:
Day 2 covers DATA and ANALYTICS.

Come for one day, or even better, both days, to maximize your investment. As usual, we’ve stacked the agenda with the BEST digital and data leaders in the public and private sector.

REGISTER NOW for the Sydney CDO Summit for single day registration, or the 2-day package.

Join us at our upcoming CDO Summits

*Discounts Available for a Limited Time*
Early Bird Price:
Ends November 30, 2016
Early Bird Price:
Ends December 31, 2016


Good news: Sponsor opportunities are now available for our upcoming events in Sydney, New York City (our 5th year), Washington D.C., and London (our 3rd year).

Sponsors love our events: We have a 5-year history of bringing together some of the most important digital and data leaders on earth, in intimate settings designed for networking.

But don’t take our word for it. Check out the brief 2-minute video below from our recent NYC CDO Summit to hear what our sponsors and speakers had to say, in their own words:


“Thank to everyone at the NYC CDO Summit for a wonderful discussion on the Big Data panel. And thank you very much David Mathison for having us — it was a pleasure!”
Haile Owusu
Chief Data Scientist at Mashable

“The NYC CDO Summit was an awesome day – content – speakers – learnings. Everything.”

– Jo Ann Saitta
Chief Digital Officer at Omnicom Health Group

About the CDO Summit:

The CDO Summit addresses the challenges and opportunities arising from big data, the cloud, digital disruption, and social and mobile media.  Our gatherings include the best digital strategists and practitioners on earth, in intimate, collegial, and supportive environments designed to encourage networking, learning, and knowledge-sharing. Visit the website.

About the CDO Club:

The CDO Club is the world’s first, largest, and most powerful network of C-suite digital leaders.  Our 2,000+ members receive access to breaking news, original research, career development support, networking opportunities, and inspirational events such as the CDO Summit.  Visit the website.

Contact Information:

We’d love to hear from you. Email us at info@CDOSummit.com or call +1 516 488-1143.
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