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When and Where Does a Chief Data Officer Make Sense?

by Deniz A. Johnson, MBA

on 13 October 2014

Big Data has been around for a long time.   Now it’s a buzzword, and there’s a lot of buzz around is the newly-created position of Chief Data Officer.   A CDO is a necessary position for some organizations and not for others.  It’s necessary if you already have a data-driven process and your business relies on heavy data scrubbing – for instance, a quantitative investment firm needs to rapidly analyze trading data, index data, client and vendor data from multiple feeds and data formats.  So data scrubbing is required, with the sort of process that takes into account the context and nuances of each data set, and how it will be ultimately used.  For example, for financial services firms, “country of origin”  data has different meanings, and based on each meaning, is used differently for financial reporting at the local level, country level, and by the US government.

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Process and Project Management Terminology - a Common Language OR an Obstacle?

by Deniz A. Johnson, MBA

on 8 September 2014

A while ago, a colleague and I were talking about a case where he could not mention the word “project management” since it was eliciting too much negative reaction.  I shared my experience that in one instance I could not use the word “process” since its use internally was synonymous with control and bottleneck.

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