Chief Data Officer/Chief Analytics Officer JOBS Update for November 2020


Welcome back to our Chief Data Officer/Chief Analytics Officer JOBS Update through November 2020!

In this issue, we list EIGHT new CDO/CDAO appointments for November; we tracked 52 CDO ARTICLES; and hand-picked SIXTEEN CDO/CDAOs who made the news in November; and we posted more new open global CDO positions on our CDO Career page!

  • New Chief Data Officer/Chief Analytics Officer placements (through November 2020): EIGHT new CDO/CDAOs were hired in November, we provide the highlights below. Congratulations to the new Chief Data Officers/Chief Analytics Officers at axialHealthcare, CMI Media, Discover Financial Services, Global Risk Partners Limited (GRP), Nationwide, and more! Welcome to the CDO Club!
  • Chief Data Officer/Chief Analytics Officer ‘In the News’: Consider us your personal CDO “news clippings” service. We tracked 52 CDO ARTICLES and hand-picked NINETEEN CDO/CDAOs who made the news in November, including Army Talent Management Task Force’s Kristin Saling, Community Health Network’s Patrick McGill, MD, H&M group’s Arti Zeighami, IAG’s Bora Arslan, and Microsoft’s John Kahan! 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.​

Vote for the 2020 US “CDO/CAO of the Year” Award Winners!

We need your help: vote for your peers! Send your vote to:

The CDO Club is excited to announce open voting for these two US awards:

  • 2020 US Chief Digital Officer of the Year: 2020 was a year unlike any other. Chief Digital Officers were called on to perform herculean tasks, and goals that were previously “nice to haves’ on the last pages of the digital blueprint were fully implemented – things like work from home, tele-health, remote education, “last mile” delivery of everything from groceries to meals and medicine.CDOs were not only challenged by the pandemic, but the US also faced civil unrest, and then an attack on democracy itself. Given all this, its a challenge to choose the US Chief Digital Officer of the Year for 2020. So we’re hoping YOU can help us identify a worthy candidate. 
  • 2020 US Chief Analytics Officer of the Year: This is the first time the CDO Club is giving out this new annual award, so we want to get it right. 2020 was a challenging year for US analytics professionals, given that the data from 2019 could no longer be used to predict the future. And now the data from 2020 is so skewed that its a challenge to make predictive models into 2021!In addition there seemed to be a war on analysis, with people looking at the same set of data and coming to entirely different conclusions. We don’t need to look too far for examples: the US Presidential election in November resulted in 70+ million people believing that one candidate won, and 70+ million people feeling that the other candidate won.Given that this is our first-ever CAO award, we want to get it right. For guidance, I look back on our first ever Chief Digital Officer of the Year award winner in 2013 – Teddy Goff – who as Digital Director for Obama for America arguably helped elect the President of the USA. And our first-ever Chief Data Officer of the Year award winner in 2016 – DJ Patil – who won for his work as the first-ever Chief Data Scientist at the White House Office of Science and Technology. It is important that this first award, given in a tumultuous year, stands the test of time. So again, we are looking to YOU and our CDO community to help identify a worthy candidate.

Some criteria for successful nominees include:

  • A successful track record in implementing digital transformation, analytics, and/or data-driven culture at their organization;
  • Regularly deliver key products, apps, services, analytics, or platforms that increase digital revenues, decrease costs, enhance employee loyalty and retention, or improve customer service;
  • Use data, insights, and analytics to maximize profitability, reach, and engagement, and to gain a holistic view of the customer to improve the customer journey;
  • Play a critical role in evolving their company or brand from analog to digital;
  • Have longevity in their position;
  • Is collegial with peers, collaborative across the C-suite, and a mentor to staff;
  • Serves as NED/Board Director for other companies or organizations.

As in previous years, the candidate’s role, activities, and responsibilities are more important than their actual title (“CDO”).

Send your vote to:

Previous CDO of the Year award-winners dating back to 2013 are posted here for both digital and data.



We are thrilled to announce IDC as Exclusive Research Partner to the CDO Club, and Presenting Analyst Partner at the NYC CDO Summit.

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
November 2020 November 2020
October 2020 October 2020
September 2020 September 2020
August 2020 August 2020
July 2020 July 2020
June 2020 June 2020
May 2020 May 2020
April 2020 April 2020
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


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*


If you are tasked with understanding what digital and data leaders must do in order to succeed in almost any industry, the best place to learn more is at the CDO Summit.


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Did you miss our NYC CDO Summit Virtual Sneak Peek?

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  • David Mathison, Founder of CDO Summit/CDOClub
    Topic: A record-breaking Q1 2020 for CDO/CAOs: How, Why, and What’s Next?
  • Meredith Whalen: Chief Research Officer at IDC
    Topic: Why Digital Transformation Matters Now More Than Ever
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    Topic: Using Data to Navigate New Business Challenges

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