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Monday, October 6, 2014

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

KEYNOTE: DATA AT C-LEVEL—THE CHIEF DATA OFFICER IN THE ERA OF NEW IT

Jill Dyche, Vice President, Thought Leadership, SAS

In many companies, data has gone from a by-product of applications to a strategic asset. In this keynote, Jill Dyché presents a framework for introducing a Chief Data Officer, positioning the role against the backdrop of the changing IT landscape. 

As the practice of managing data as an asset gets CEO mindshare, so do questions about authority and ownership of corporate data. Is a Chief Data Officer right for your company? What’s the career path? And—in a world where IT organizations are trying to keep up—who is the optimal candidate to take on the role of CDO? In this session, noted author and SAS vice president Jill Dyché will discuss the challenges of aligning data with corporate goals, ownership issues, and business-IT alignment. Offering different models for the CDO, she will help you determine the right time for a data executive, how to manage executives’ expectations, and how it can—and should—drive information as a strategic enabler.

This keynote will showcase what successful companies have done right by providing insights into:

  • Quantifying the readiness factors for a CDO
  • Identifying the reporting structures for a CDO
  • Understanding why introducing a CDO can be a bad thing

 

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