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Chief Data Officers Council

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The role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) is increasingly complex. He or she must ensure that executives have the best data to make informed decisions, enable marketing departments to develop customer insights via predictive analytics, and empower risk and compliance departments to protect the organization. Growing privacy pressures, cyber threats that put data at risk, and the adoption of cloud technology are all impacting how organizations protect and use data. The need for CDOs to work together to address these issues has never been greater. Some topics of discussion at the CDO Council include:

  • Governing data, analytics, big data environments, data monetization, and privacy
  • Aligning your data strategy with your enterprise business strategy
  • The application of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to governing and managing data
  • Leading methods to monitor and manage data quality, and how to communicate results and impact to senior management
  • 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
  • Data function organizational models
  • How to assess relative data management maturity across peers, and leading practices
  • Best practices in metadata management

OUR COUNCILS ARE...

Self-Governed

Members drive the content, ensuring that their pressing issues are incorporated in discussions.

Vendor-Free 

No vendors are eligible, ensuring an intimate environment conducive to candid peer exchange.

Invitation Only 

Access an exclusive invitation-only community of true peers who are at your level.

Cross-Industry

Members span industries and regions, allowing for a high-level discussion and a wealth of ideas on common challenges.

Confidential

Meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule and group size is limited, ensuring meaningful interaction among members.

  • 3M Company
  • Accenture
  • Deere & Company
  • 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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