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The Chief Data Officer's Playbook
Caroline Carruthers and Peter Jackson
Item Number: 978-1-78330-257-4
Publisher: Facet Publishing, UK
Price: $55.00
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224 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 9781783302574
Year Published: 2017

This title will be available Winter 2017. You may place an order and the item will be shipped when it becomes available.
The issues and profession of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) are of significant interest and relevance to organizations and data professionals internationally. Written by two practicing CDOs, this book offers a practical, direct and engaging discussion of the role, its place and importance within organizations.  Chief Data Officer is a new and rapidly expanding role and many organizations are finding that it is an uncomfortable fit into the existing C-suite. Bringing together views, opinions and practitioners experience for the first time, The Chief Data Officer's Playbook offers a compelling guide to anyone looking to understand the current (and possible future) CDO landscape. Content covered includes:
  • why does any organization need a CDO?;
  • the secret ingredients of the successful CDO;
  • avoiding the hype cycle;
  • the CDO place in the C-suite;
  • building the CDO team;
  • the CDO and technology;
  • enablement not red tape; and
  • advice to give the business owners.

Table of Contents



About the authors

Glossary of terms

1. Why does any organization need a Chief Data Officer?

2. Secret Ingredients of a Chief Data Officer

3. The first one hundred days

4. Delivering a Data Strategy in the Cauldron of BAU

5. Avoiding the Hype Cycle

6. Relating to the rest of the business especially the C-Suite

7. The Chief Data Officer as a Disruptor

8. Building the Chief Data Officer Team

9. The next 300 days

10. The different generations of CDO's

11. What type of Chief Data Officer are you?

12. How to present yourself as a chief data officer

13. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Data.....

14. The Chief Data Officer and the technology

15. The hoarding mentality and how to break it

16. Data / Information Ethics

17. The CDO and Data Governance

18. The data revolution

19. Advice to give Business Owners / CEO / Board

20. Conclusion 

About the Authors

Caroline Carruthers
is Network Rail’s first Chief Data Officer, Network Rail runs, maintains and develops Britain’s rail infrastructure where information and data management is a critical capability within this highly complex environment. She has established a small core team operating with a larger matrix team drawing together Information Governance, Information Security, Data Protection, Freedom of Information, Records Management and Business Intelligence to deliver the vision of effective, accountable and sustainable management of information across Network Rail. She draws on experience from a varied background covering CIO/CTO roles through to running large scale complex change programmes. It was the recognition that ‘everything we do is fuelled by data and information’ that drove Caroline down the CDO route and she regularly describes herself as a Data Cheerleader.

Peter Jackson is Southern Water's first Head of Data. Previously he was the Pensions Regulator first Head of Data. The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is an executive non-departmental government body (DWP is sponsoring Dept) that regulates 47,000 work based pensions and 1.8 million employers in Automatic Enrollment. Peter has a background as a business analyst and code developer, so his skill is seated in a firm business and technical foundation. Peter is passionate about data and believes that delivering the ‘data narrative’ to the business is as important as being technically credible.

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