In stark contrast to the recent sluggish jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor, demand for Chief Digital Officers and Chief Data Officers (CDOs) still grows globally at a frantic rate.
As projected in our 2014 CDO Talent Map, the CDO Club forecasts that the number of Chief Digital Officers will double again this year, growing to some 1,000 CDOs by the end of 2014.
The CDO Club also projects that there will be more than 200 Chief Data Officers by year end.
In a repeat of last year, even the normally “slow” summer months of July and August have produced CDO hires at leading global corporate, nonprofit, and government agencies, as cited below.
And, just like last year, these recent hires also fit the profile of the “typical” Chief Digital Officer.
Overall, CDOs are well-seasoned, veteran, professional leaders and business builders with digital DNA who have P&L responsibility and backgrounds in General Management, Corporate and Business Development, “entrepreneurial disruption,” and the ability to get buy-in from multiple stakeholders across company silos.
Of course, optimal skill-sets will differ widely by sector.
EDITORS NOTE: See more recent CDO JOBS Updates below:
- Chief DIGITAL Officer JOBS Update (February 2015)
- Chief DIGITAL Officer JOBS Update (January 2015)
- Chief DIGITAL Officer JOBS Update (Q4 2014)
- Chief DATA Officer JOBS Update (January 2015)
- Chief DATA Officer JOBS Update (Q4 2014)
The combination of high demand and low supply of qualified, seasoned professionals is generating tremendous competition for talent, along with aggressive salaries and compensation packages.
The most highly compensated CDOs continue to be found in.....
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