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Chief Data (Digital/Innovation) Officer (CDO) Europe-wide survey

What is this survey about?

Information technology and data have become ingrained in almost every aspect of today’s business. Organizations need senior leaders not only to manage and govern data but also to leverage these assets to generate actionable analytical insights and tangible business benefits.

What is the aim of this survey?

i) Identification of business drivers and strategic relevance for data & analytics.

ii) Understanding the rationale behind and the current process of enterprises in appointing a CDO.

iii) Gauging the role's organizational responsibilities and accountabilities to delivering tangible business impact.

What is a Chief Data (Digital/Innovation) Officer (CDO)?

A Chief Data (Digital/Innovation) Officer (CDO) is responsible for enterprise-wide data governance and the use of information as an asset, via data processing, data mining, analytics insight generation, information trading, and other means. The CDO is usually a member of the executive management team and manager of enterprise-wide data processing and analytics initiatives. The Chief Data Officer has a significant measure of business responsibility for determining what kind of information the organization will choose to capture, retain, and exploit for what purposes.

In this survey, the terms Chief Data (Digital/Innovation) Officer and Chief Analytics Officer can be used interchangeably.

How long does it take?

The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

What do I get from this?

As a thank you for participating in this survey, we would like to offer you:

  1. You will receive the study "Chief Data (Digital/Innovation) Officer" firsthand and be able to benchmark your company with industry leaders.
  2. We offer personal discussions/workshops on request, to provide an overview of your peer group and share our experiences from numerous projects.
There are 30 questions in this survey.
This survey is anonymous.

The record of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you, unless a specific survey question explicitly asked for it.

If you used an identifying access code to access this survey, please rest assured that this code will not be stored together with your responses. It is managed in a separate database and will only be updated to indicate whether you did (or did not) complete this survey. There is no way of matching identification access codes with survey responses.

In our CDO survey we want to gain insight into the current understanding of the CDO role, understand strategic business drivers for data & analytics and gauge the CDO's organizational responsibilities to deliver business value. We therefore contact our clients of our target and managed accounts. The survey responses will be summarized in our 2022 CDO Study.

We decided to collect responses anonymously, we don't track responses and we don't track who has taken our survey. We are not collecting any personal data automatically, not even your IP addresses. Of course we want to stay in contact with you and would appreciate if you give us your permission to do so.

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