Although the CDO role is still evolving, a number of organizational patterns are already beginning to emerge. Companies must recognize these organizational patterns to maximize the likelihood of CDO success.
By Sunil Soares
This article is excerpted from The Chief Data Officer Handbook for Data Governance.
Agree on the Reporting Relationship for the Chief Data Officer
There is no one single answer to where the CDO should report. This section is based on the reporting patterns that exist today. However, we anticipate that these reporting patterns will become standardized as more companies appoint CDOs. Today’s CDO may report to a number of executives as discussed below.