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11 Chief Data Officers to Know
Businesses and government organizations continue to hire or promote executives into the chief data officer (CDO) post. In fact, 61 percent of chief information officers hope to hire CDOs within the next 12 months to help their organizations gather, manage, protect, optimize and monetize data, according to Experian. Here are 11 CDOs who are paving a path for data-driven management.
1. Paul Ballew, Ford Motor Co.
Paul Ballew became Ford Motor Co.s first chief data and analytics officer effective Jan. 5, 2015. The automaker has long been a data-driven company. But President and CEO Mark Fields is striving to shift the effort into overdrive. We are committed to making peoples lives better through innovations on mobility, connectivity, autonomous vehicles, performance and the customer experience, said Fields in a prepared statement when Ballew became CDO. Taking big data and analytics to the next level inside Ford connects all of this work and is a key part of our drive for innovation in every part of our business.