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Key Considerations in Establishing a Chief Data Office

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Many organizations are setting up centralized data management departments. These departments may be called Enterprise Data Management, Enterprise Information Management or the Chief Data Office. Whatever they are called, these departments are accountable for getting their organizations to treat data as an enterprise asset, they share some common characteristics and they increasingly report into the business rather than IT. The leaders of these departments often carry the title of manager, director or vice president of enterprise data management or enterprise information management, and many of these leaders are now being anointed Chief Data Officers. In this article, we use the term Chief Data Office to refer to the centralized data management department, and we use the term Chief Data Officer (CDO) to refer to the leaders of these departments.

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Comments (4)
Hi Sunil,

It's refreshing to finally hear an expert's emphasis on data (and even inforamtion) governance to be reported ino a business rather than IT. Thank you for your article.

Posted by ellie k | Thursday, April 03 2014 at 12:03PM ET
A small but crucial point: there shall be a clear alignment between CDO and Enterprize Architecture board.

Data and information are only there to support business processes; these processes and the systems used to execute them will dictate the way data needs to be acquired, stored and disseminated. In practice, CDO Architect having a reporting line to Chief Enterprize Architect can provide for necessary alignment from organizational perspective.

The central management of requirements (and related tooling) and well-defined architecture processes also support such alignment.

Posted by Taissia Irmgard v | Thursday, April 03 2014 at 1:35PM ET
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