Chief Data Officer to Build Data & Analytics Leadership Traits

Chief data officers can create competitive advantage through data and analytics innovation, data literacy & data-driven digital transformation.

2022 Leadership Vision for Data and Analytics Leaders

Progressive data and analytics (D&A) leaders are shifting the conversation away from tools and technology and toward decision making as a business competency. This evolution will take time to achieve, but D&A leaders are in the best position to help orchestrate and lead this change.

To help you prioritize your time and energy, we've created the Gartner Leadership Vision to provide top-level guidance on where to focus — based on our data-driven research. Leverage this eBook to

  • Quickly and effectively diagnose priorities and actions
  • Help solidify your strategic plan for 2022
  • Discover three opportunities to drive digital-era hypergrowth

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    When building our data strategy, it was very valuable to have someone who could bring alternative viewpoints from the POV of many different organizations.

    Minna Kӓrhӓ

    Head of Data, Finnair

    Drive digital transformation through data and analytics

    Data and analytics is central to the intelligent composable business. Data and analytics leaders must therefore select and invest in the most appropriate data and analytics strategies that will accelerate their digital ambitions. 

    According to Gartner’s View From the Board of Directors Survey 2021, a striking 66% listed digital technology initiatives as their top priority, compared with 29% that identified customer engagement as their next most important area of focus. 

    The top game-changers needed to emerge stronger from the crisis were analytics (78%) and artificial intelligence (AI) (69%).

    Data and Analytics Strategies driving the future. AI, Data and Analytics combine to create outcomes.

    How we address top challenges for Chief Data Officers

    With Data and Analytics moving more into the functional business units, the top 3 priorities for Chief Data Officers have shifted to creating a data-driven culture, developing a data analytics strategy, and ensuring data governance. Our expert guidance and research help CDOs find new ways of thinking and pursue a modern change management approach.

    Define key D&A decisions contributing to business growth

    Progressive leaders re-engineer data and analytics to turn decision-making into a competitive advantage. Business, data and analytics, and other IT leaders need to work together, each bringing their unique competencies to support the breadth and depth of the art and science of effective decision making.

    The Key To Data & Analytics Success

    We live in busy times, and we need to take the time to think about what is important. What is important in data and analytics is change. Here’s how to succeed. Rewatch this opening keynote from Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2021.

    Elevate Data and Analytics Strategies

    Data and analytics have become a primary driver of business strategy yet, for many organizations, the ability to “think in data” is still difficult. Explore over 100 Data and Analytics predictions through 2025 to elevate your D&A strategies and enhance your digital vision and delivery. 

    Execute Successful Data Governance Initiatives

    Digital business success hinges on modern and effective data and analytics. A clear strategy is vital to the success of a data and analytics investment. Executives and their teams must consider how to ensure data quality, data governance, and data literacy in their organizations as part of their data and analytics strategy.

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    Learn more about how we can help you achieve your most critical priorities.

    Data and analytics leaders are counted upon to affect corporate strategy and value, change management, business ethics, and execution performance. Let Gartner equip you with the research and guidance you need to create the biggest impact.