Chief Data Officer JOBS Update for September 2016


Welcome back to our Chief Data Officer JOBS Update, through September 2016.

Our regular readers know from our original research that Chief DIGITAL Officer hires have been doubling every year. And that is startling enough (see our Chief DIGITAL Officer Update for August 2016 here).

Even more amazing is the tremendous growth of Chief DATA Officers.

Last year, we tracked a few hundred. This year, there are over ONE THOUSAND! We’re not alone in reporting this – Gartner is showing the same growth rate, and estimates that 90% of large organizations will have a CDO by 2019.

Be sure to check out last week’s post “What? Chief Data Officers Surpass Chief Digital Officers!” that includes CDO Club founder David Mathison’s recap of the launch of IBM’s DataFirst platform, O’Reilly’s Strata+Hadoop World conference, and AdWeek.

Each of these events expose, from slightly different angles, why big data has gained traction in the marketplace, with no signs of slowing down.

In this month’s issue, we listed new Chief DATA Officer appointments for September; we tracked over 35 articles and hand-picked more than a DOZEN CDOs who made the news last month; and we posted TWO more new open CDO positions on our CDO Career page (for a total of 29 open jobs), including jobs at the Department for Work and Pensions, The Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA), The City of Louisville, The State of Illinois, and The City & County of San Francisco, among others.

Clearly, these are exciting times to be a leader in building a data-driven culture!

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  • New Chief Data Officer placements (through September 2016): Congratulations to the new Chief Data Officers at Dentsu Aegis Network, Educational Measures, and Joan Creative, among others. Welcome to the CDO Club!
  • Chief Data Officers ‘In the News’: We tracked over 35 ARTICLES and hand-picked more than a DOZEN Chief Data Officers who made news in September, including Barclays Africa Group’s Yasaman Hadjibashi; City of Syracuse’s Sam Edelstein; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP’s Bennett B. Borden; Teradata’s Bill Franks; The Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Government of the District of Columbia’s Barney Krucoff; among others. How did they make the news? Find out inside.
  • Open Chief Data Officer Jobs: Hey, we just added TWO NEW OPEN POSITIONS, including jobs at Department for Work and Pensions, The Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA), The City of Louisville, and The State of Illinois, among others! Inside, you’ll find open posts for Chief Digital Officers, Chief Data Officers, and other C-level digital and data positions. Be sure to review the open posts on our dedicated career page – we currently list 29 open CDO jobs!

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


NOTE: Also check out our previous CDO JOBS Updates here:

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Eric Hellweg
Managing Director, Digital Strategy/Editorial Director
Harvard Business Review

“Congratulations and thanks to David Mathison for spotting the need for community and collaboration in the growing Chief Digital Officer space, and for having the wherewithal, network, and organizational talent to put together such a top-notch event in its inaugural year. Next year’s summit should be even more of a must-do for anyone working digital at senior levels in all kinds of businesses.”

Teddy Goff
Digital Director
President Barack Obama 2008 and 2012

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Perry Hewitt
Chief Digital Officer
Harvard University

“Congratulations to David Mathison and his team on the simply amazing job they did on the inaugural Chief Digital Officer Summit. Probably the most informative, insightful, on target, entertaining, collaborative, thought provoking, and inspiring conferences I have ever attended. I learned more about my business and what I do in the past 12 hours than I have from any research white paper, articles or blogs over the past 12 months. The range of topics and speakers assembled were incredibly diverse, informative, collaborative, and most of all, inspiring. It has invigorated me to be the best possible professional CDO I can be. David Mathison’s skills as a moderator were impeccable, bringing out the best of the speakers and keeping the conversation flowing. His intimate and insightful knowledge of this space is only out-shined by his humility and graciousness. Kudos to David and his organizing team.”

Mark Keys
Vice President, Client Solutions
Moving Interactive

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