Big Data Leadership: CIO, CAO, Or Maybe The Big Dog

In the discussion over who should lead a corporate big data initiative, maybe it should be someone other than the CIO, CAO, or CDO.

The debate over whether the CIO or someone in an analytics specific role — chief analytics officer or chief data officer — should lead a big data initiative is getting a bit stale. I’ve long felt that too many CIOs have already abdicated much of their role as leaders in utilizing data to drive the success of their companies.

Author: James M. Connolly


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