What CEOs Really Want From CDOs - And How to Deliver on It
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  Cortnie Abercrombie   Cortnie Abercrombie
Emerging Roles Leader


Wednesday, April 20, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Level:  Business

Forrester recently reported that one third of CDOs report to the CEO and another third report to Line of Business C-suite members. Stated or not CEOs want competitive advantage, innovation from data and analytics investments. Based on findings from the recent IBM Institute for Business Value’s C-suite studies, this session focuses on three key areas for data-driven innovation:
  1. Helping the org envision inspirational uses of what data can do at an enterprise level and facilitating action
  2. Activating the organization through data communications, small wins and data innovation pipelines that bring a bottom-up approach
  3. Transforming the org by taking a different tact on data governance and focusing on ways to accelerate adoption through data-curious communities and facilitated “fast-failure.”

Announced by Information Management as one of “10 Big Data Experts to Know” for her work on Chief Data Officers, Cortnie Abercrombie has a unique role as the global emerging roles leader for IBM where she runs the Chief Data Officer and Data Scientist programs and is a passionate evangelist and trusted advisor to these roles. Her career has focused on inspiring and inciting innovation and action using analytics in a variety of companies and industries: Verizon, Citi, NTT and IBM. She co-authored IBM Institute for Business Value’s “New hero of big data and analytics: the Chief Data Officer” and IBM Center for Applied Insight’s “Your Chief Data Officer: Re-imagining the Business of Data” and “Stories from Data Leaders”. Her presentations and workshops have addressed audiences of 14,000 to 40 across the globe and received praise by media including CRN, KD Nuggets, The Cube, CEO Forum, and Chief Content Officer.

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