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Why The CDO May Steal The CIO's Lunch
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ChrisMurphy
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ChrisMurphy,
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11/15/2013 | 12:26:01 PM
Re: CDOs and CIOs must work together
Doug, I was at the TechTomorrow in Columbus this week and heard author Chris Potts lay out where he thinks the CIO will evolve: into the executive in charge of Enterprise Investment. He also predicted the CMO will evolve into Chief Experience Officer, guiding all customers touchpoints. On chief digital officer, he argued companies need to work that out of their system quickly, a short-term role, because that can't be a separate thing. 
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ChrisMurphy,
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11/15/2013 | 11:54:10 AM
A CIO By Any Other Name ...
Who cares if we keep the CIO title? The role of leading smart, effective investments in technology will remain, regardless what we call that person. I'd be surprised if the "digital" role remains a separate entity for long.
D. Henschen
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D. Henschen,
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11/15/2013 | 11:53:30 AM
CDOs and CIOs must work together
Forgive the alarmist headline, but we're trying to get your attention, Mr. CIO. As with the CMO vs. CIO discussion of the last 12 months, the truth is it's important to work together. Where companies have created the CDO position -- either digital officer or data officer -- it's a good thing that the organization has recognized that there are concerns that are not being addressed.

With the above being said, it wouldn't hurt CIOs to get out ahead of this need and be the one to create the position where it doesn't exist already -- at least in the case of chief data officer with retention, governance and risk responsibilities. Cheif Digital Office is another matter. I don't see CIOs having the clout to define and oversee that role.


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