The Changing Roles of the Chief Architect and the CIO

Three important findings have combined to motivate this topic:

  • #1 Poor data management performance to date (requires additional or difference effort)
  • #2 Recognition that data is not a project (requires a difference approach)
  • #3 Lack of domain expertise (requires different career preparation)

Combined these three findings require a new look at these roles.  This webinar will explore the role of a Chief Data Officer (CDO) as a function needed by organizations (especially state governments).  While we don’t yet have all the answers, we can at least lay out three necessary but insufficient prerequisites to making progress faster than we have achieved to date.

Eric Sweden,
Program Director, Enterprise Architecture & Governance

Dr. Peter Aiken
Associate Professor
Department of Information Systems/VCU
President:  DAMA-International

Peter Aiken, Ph. D. is widely acclaimed as one of the top ten data management authorities in the world.  In addition to examining the data management practices of more than 500 organizations, he has spent multi-year immersions with organizations as diverse as the U.S. Department of Defense, Deutsche Bank, Nokia, Wells Fargo, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and numerous other high profile clients.  As President of DAMA International, his expertise in the practice is unquestioned.  He has been an Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Business Information Systems Department since 1993 and owns Data Blueprint, an award-winning data management and IT consulting firm.
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