How Big Data is Redefining the Role of a CIO
Stay connected to outside parties—such as academic incubator hubs—to identify strong proposals about the use of big data.
Toward this goal, develop processes to forecast demand and supply, data quality, risk management, deployment timelines, etc.
Work with tech providers to help them build proofs of concept, and then serve as a champion for long-term commitment.
After mapping out data requirements of internal stakeholders, synthesize them to create a small set of standardized offerings, saving on costs and eliminating silos.
These systems balance the need for business agility and cash flow against security and privacy concerns.
Sort out reality from the hype with regard to the abundance of vendors out there. One way: “Place a few bets” by experimenting with promising new data tools.
Pinpoint geographic hotspots for the skills you seek. Find ways for these tech employees to join your team without relocating.
In today’s collaborative, problem-solving environment, job titles aren’t as important as allowing flexibility for varied but rewarding career paths.
Yes, compensation matters. But a CIO who defines and promotes the meaning of the work will go farther in engaging data teams.