CDC Seeking CDO: Chief Data Officer/Chief Analytics Officer JOBS Update for March 2020


Welcome back to our Chief Data Officer/Chief Analytics Officer JOBS Update through March 2020.

I do hope everyone is safe and healthy. Sincere thanks to our first responders, medical professionals, and all those on the front line.

It is essential for everyone to do their part to flatten the curve of COVID-19, including CDOs and CAOs. Over the next few weeks, our emails will feature some of the things our community has been working on to help in slowing the spread of the corona virus.

For example, I received an email from Caitlin Halferty, Director of IBM’s AI Accelerator and Client Success, inquiring if I knew the Chief Data Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

While I do know the CDC’s super-capable CIO (Suzi Connor) and CTO (Jaspal Sagoo), I did not think the organization had a dedicated CDO. Yet.

Last week on April 1, 2020, the CDC officially announced it was seeking a Chief Data Officer, once again showing the critical importance of the role – especially during a pandemic.

Kudos to Caitlin at IBM for spotting the need and opportunity.

If you want a position with REAL IMPACT, this is it. Your role at the CDC could help save lives.

Regular readers of our JOBS Updates can likely name a dozen top candidates.

Or, perhaps it is YOUR dream to work at the Centers for Disease Control?

Either way, let’s help the CDC get the best possible person into this critical role by providing some qualified candidates ASAP.

Alert your co-workers and colleagues: the CDC job listing can be found on our CAREER PORTAL. You do not need to be a CDO Club member to see that post, or to apply.

Check out the other big news in our CDAO JOBS Update for March 2020 below:

In this issue, we list THREE CDO/CDAOs who became CEO/President or Board Directors in March; we tracked 87 CDO ARTICLES; and hand-picked TWENTY-NINE CDO/CDAOs who made the news last month; and we posted more new open global CDO positions on our CDO Career page!

  • New Chief Data Officer/Chief Analytics Officer placements (through March 2020)SEVEN new CDO/CDAOs were hired in March, we provide the highlights below. Congratulations to the new Chief Data Officers/Chief Analytics Officers at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS); Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Dentsu Aegis Network; Gore Mutual Insurance, and Saatchi & Saatchi, among many others. Welcome to the CDO Club!
  • Chief Data Officer/Chief Analytics Officer ‘In the News’: Consider us your personal CDO “news clippings” service. We tracked 87 CDO ARTICLES and hand-picked TWENTY-NINE CDO/CDAOs who made the news in March, including ANZ’s Emma Gray; City of New York’s Kelly Jin; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s David Partsch; Hitachi Vantara Federal’s Pragyansmita Nayak, Ph.D.; Penn Medicine’s Michael Draugelis; and Zurich Insurance UK’s Anita Fernqvist! How did they make news? Find out inside.
  • Open Chief Data Officer/Chief Analytics Officer Jobs: Our career page lists over two dozen current CDO/CAO jobs. You’ll find open posts for Chief Digital Officers, Chief Data Officers, Chief Analytics Officers, and other C-level positions. Be sure to review the open posts on our dedicated career page.

You’ll find the details on all this and more below.​



We are thrilled to announce IDC as Exclusive Research Partner to the CDO Club, and Presenting Analyst Partner at the NYC CDO Summit on May 6, 2020 at Columbia University, our 8th year.

Effective January 2020, IDC will provide these new benefits to paid CDO Club members:

New CDO Club SILVER and GOLD members will now receive:

  •  IDC Digital Transformation Future Enterprise Maturity Assessment  (Silver/Gold members)
  • IDC FutureScape: “Worldwide Digital Transformation 2020 Predictions” (Gold members)
  • Complimentary ticket to IDC Directions West; IDC Directions East; IDC Agenda20 (Gold members)

New CDO Club PLATINUM and CORPORATE members will now receive:

  • All benefits listed above for Silver and Gold members PLUS…
  • IDC Analyst group conference call with a member of IDC’s senior research team
  • IDC Market Perspective: “The CEOs Agenda for the Digital Enterprise

See more detail listed in the Membership Benefits chart below (in red).

Find out more and JOIN TODAY to become a CDO Club member!

See Our New CDO Club Membership Benefits:

Click here to register or find out more.

We created the CDO Club community to enable our members to share their experiences and best practices, and to help them to stay on top of the rapid changes taking place in this dynamic market.

A CDO Club Membership still allows you to:

  • Find out which companies are hiring Chief Digital, Data, and Analytics Officers.
  • Get the latest updates on what today’s CDOs/CAOs are working on.
  • Get access to videos from every CDO Summit to date, to hear their stories.
  • See who is moving up the ladder from CDO to CEO.
  • PLUS NEWEffective January 2020, the IDC content above will be added to CDO Club Membership packages.

All this information – and more – is included in our monthly CDO Jobs Update blog posts. CDO Club members gain access to these Updates, all the way back to Q4 2014.

Here are links to our previous CDO JOBS Updates:

Chief Digital Officer Chief Data Officer
March 2020 March 2020
February 2020 February 2020
January 2020 January 2020
December 2019 December 2019
November 2019 November 2019
October 2019 October 2019
September 2019 September 2019
August 2019 August 2019
July 2019 July 2019
June 2019 June 2019
May 2019 May 2019
April 2019 April 2019
March 2019 March 2019
February 2019 February 2019
January 2019 January 2019
December 2018 December 2018
November 2018 November 2018
October 2018 October 2018
September 2018 September 2018
August 2018 August 2018
July 2018 July 2018
June 2018 June 2018
May 2018 May 2018
April 2018 April 2018
March 2018 March 2018
February 2018 February 2018
January 2018 January 2018
December 2017 December 2017
November 2017 November 2017
October 2017 October 2017
September 2017 September 2017
August 2017 August 2017
July 2017 July 2017
June 2017 June 2017
May 2017 May 2017
April 2017 April 2017
March 2017 March 2017
February 2017 February 2017
January 2017 January 2017
December 2016 December 2016
November 2016 November 2016
October 2016 October 2016
September 2016 September 2016
August 2016 August 2016
July 2016 July 2016
June 2016 June 2016
May 2016 May 2016
June 2015 July 2015
May 2015 June 2015
April 2015 April & May 2015
March 2015 March 2015
February 2015 February 2015
January 2015 January 2015
Q4 2014 Q4 2014

AWARDS (March 2020):


March 25, 2020: Zurich Insurance’s Anita Fernqvist Tops the 2020 DataIQ 100
DataIQ, the UK’s leading membership business for the data and analytics community, today named Anita Fernqvist, Chief Data Officer and Operations Director at Zurich Insurance UK, as the most influential data leader in its 2020 DataIQ 100.
1. Anita Fernqvist, Chief Data Officer and Operations Director at Zurich Insurance UK
3. Orlando Machado, Chief Data Scientist at Aviva
6. Elaine Priest, Group Chief Data Officer at Royal Bank of Scotland
7. Kevin Fletcher, Chief Data Officer at HMRC


NOTE: You will need to be a registered CDO Club member to view this post, with at minimum SILVER, GOLD, or PLATINUM status.

*The rest of this article is for CDO Club members only*


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