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Which Chief is Chief? The CAO v. The CDO

Meeting Description:

Over the last several years, companies have brought data and analytics into the c-suite in a major way. Primarily exemplified by the Chief Analytics Officer and Chief Data Officer, the creation of these new c-level roles illustrates — and signals to the rest of the organization — the importance of data and analytics.

But not without some organizational risk.

When created and defined with clarity, CAO and CDO roles provide a management structure around data management and security, analytics, and business intelligence, which have previously been decentralized and diffused within an organization.

But role proliferation in data and analytics can make organizational collaboration and execution around information and technology more difficult, sparking turf battles, confusing reporting structures, and conflicting priorities.

This webinar explores the opportunities, as well as the challenges and potential conflicts, that often arise when a company opts to name a Chief Analytics Officer or Chief Data Officer (or both). IIA Faculty Members Tom Davenport, Bob Morison, Bill Franks and Mike Lampa will review examples from their latest research on the roles and responsibilities of Chief Analyitcs Officers and Chief Data Officers, and offer suggestions to help both data and analytics chiefs succeed within their organizations.

Date: Thu, Aug 6, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): The International Institute for Analytics
 Presenter Information
Tom Davenport
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Tom Davenport is IIA's Co-Founder and Research Director Tom Davenport, responsible for guiding IIA's research efforts. In addition, Tom is the President’s Distinguished Professor of IT and Management at Babson College, and a research fellow at the MIT Center for Digital Business.

Robert Morison
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Robert Morison serves as Lead Faculty for IIA’s Enterprise Research Subscription. An accomplished business researcher, writer, discussion leader, and management consultant, he has been leading breakthrough research at the intersection of business, technology, and human asset management for more than 20 years. 

Bill Franks
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Bill Franks is an IIA Faculty Member and the Chief Analytics Officer for Teradata, where he provides insight on trends in the analytics and big data space and helps clients understand how Teradata and its analytic partners can support their efforts.

Mike Lampa
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Mike Lampa is an IIA Faculty Member and the Managing Partner at Denver-based Archipelago Information Strategies. Archipelago is a business intelligence/advanced analytics consultancy & solution provider focusing on business outcome improvements through agile implementations of advanced analytics.