A growing number of organizations are recognizing a need to appoint a chief data officer, but a new study finds that the average length of time on the job is only 24 months for these professionals. This is significantly lower than other C-level executives.

According to the study “The Chief Data Officer: Powering Business Opportunities With Data” from Experian Data Quality, the role of the chief data officer is still very new at most organizations, and the individuals in this role haven’t yet been fully accepted as strategic peers by others in the C-Suite.

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