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Chief Data Officers Council

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Chief Data Officers (CDO) must assure the business is able to use its data assets to help executives make the most informed decisions, enable marketing departments to develop customer insights via predictive analytics, and empower risk and compliance departments to protect the organization. Increasing privacy pressures, cyber threats that put data at risk, and the adoption of cloud technology are all impacting how organizations use data. The need for CDOs to work together to address these issues has never been greater. Some topics of discussion include:

  • Governing data, analytics, big data environments, data monetization, and privacy
  • Aligning your data strategy with your enterprise business strategy
  • Providing quality data to end users, given the torrent of new sources and increasing use of unstructured data
  • How to enable change, promote adoption of standards and obtain stakeholder buy-in
  • Finding the right talent to support a rapidly changing data management agenda
  • Determining which technologies best align with your objectives
  • Best practices in metadata management

  • 3M Company
  • Accenture
  • Deere & Company
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Industrial Commercial Bank of China Ltd. (New York Branch)
  • MasterCard Worldwide, Inc.
  • Medtronic, Inc.
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Texas Instruments, Inc
  • TransUnion Corp.
  • Wells Fargo & Company

Enduring relationships with trusted peers are the core of the Council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of Council membership. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

  • Collective problem solving that puts your issue on the agenda
  • Benchmarking through regular surveys of Council members about relevant company practices
  • Multifunctional insights generated by the wealth of perspectives gathered from 125+ Councils (covering more than 50 functions) that work together across geographies
  • Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums and other resources

Chief Data Officer and/or executive with senior-most responsibility for leading data strategy. Membership is by invitation only.

Richard Inserro

Richard Inserro

Program Director, Chief Data Officer Council
The Conference Board
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Bernard (Baruch) Plagman

Bernard (Baruch) Plagman

Program Director, Chief Data Officers Council
The Conference Board
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