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1st Edition

Chief Data Officer's Playbook

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ISBN 9781783302581
Published December 22, 2017 by Facet Publishing
224 Pages


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Book Description

<div>The issues and profession of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) are of significant interest and relevance to organisations and data professionals internationally. Written by two practicing CDOs, this book offers a practical, direct and engaging discussion of the role, its place and importance within organisations.&#160;</div>
<div>Chief Data Officer is a new and rapidly expanding role and many organisations are finding that it is an uncomfortable fit into the existing C-suite. Bringing together views, opinions and practitioners experience for the first time, <i>The Chief Data Officer's Playbook</i> offers a compelling guide to anyone looking to understand the current (and possible future) CDO landscape.</div>
<div>Content covered includes:</div>
<li>why does any organisation need a CDO?</li>
<li>the secret ingredients of the successful CDO</li>
<li>avoiding the hype cycle</li>
<li>the CDO place in the C-suite</li>
<li>building the CDO team</li>
<li>the CDO and technology</li>
<li>enablement not red tape</li>
<li>advice to give the business owners.</li>
<div>This book will offer key insight for CDOs looking to understand their position better, for aspiring CDOs and data officers looking at career progression, for those recruiting CDOs, and anyone else looking to understand the CDO landscape.</div>

Table of Contents

<p class="MsoNoSpacing">1. Why does any organisation need a Chief Data Officer?</p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">2. Secret Ingredients of a Chief Data Officer</p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing"><o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">3. The first one hundred days<o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">4. Delivering a Data Strategy in the Cauldron of BAU<o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">5. Avoiding the Hype Cycle<o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">6. Relating to the rest of the business especially the
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">7. The Chief Data Officer as a Disruptor<o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">8. Building the Chief Data Officer Team<o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">9. The next 300 days<o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">10. The different generations of CDO's<o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">11. What type of Chief Data Officer are you?<o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">12. How to present yourself as a chief data officer<o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">13. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Data.....<o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">14. The Chief Data Officer and the technology<o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">15. The hoarding mentality and how to break it<o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">16. Data / Information Ethics<o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">17. The CDO and Data Governance<o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">18. The data revolution<o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">19. Advice to give Business Owners / CEO / Board<o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">20. Conclusion</p>

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<div><b>Caroline Carruthers </b>is a ridiculous optimist whose natural curiosity never stops. She is also the first Group Director for Data Management for the Lowell Group and previously was Network Rails first Chief Data Officer but has been a data cheerleader for more years than she can remember. Caroline is a strong advocate of &#145;getting the basics right&#146; and the KISS principle despite being a complete geek when it comes to any form of technology. As a trustee for CILIP (Chartered institute for librarians and information professionals) she champions the growing professionalism of the data and information related disciplines so we can all head towards data nirvana a bit quicker.</div>
<div><b>Peter Jackson</b> is passionate about data, and about how data can drive innovation to transform organisations. He is also fascinated by patterns in data and what data can reveal about the World and behaviours. He was the first Head of Data at the Pensions Regulator and then went on to be the first Head of Data at Southern Water. So he has been through the mill twice in recent succession as a First Generation CDO. However, before joining the Pensions Regulator, Peter had been developing Data Strategies for businesses in the FMCG and Financial Services sectors for over a decade. First and foremost Peter is driven by a strategic approach to data, and believes strongly in the value of demonstrating the 'art of possible' and expanding colleagues' understanding about data management, data technologies, data science and data governance. He tries to spend as much time as possible staying close to the constant advance of data technology and practices. Peter firmly believes that data strategies must have a business outcome and should be aligned to the business objectives. Given any opportunity Peter will talk about data and try to enthuse those he is with.&#160;</div>