Chief Data/Analytics Officer Update for January 2020


Welcome back to our Chief Data Officer JOBS Update, through January 2020.

January 2020 was HOT for new CDO/CAO hires!

I started the CDO Club in 2011, when only a few hundred people on earth held that title.

Five years ago, in 2015, a reporter asked me to comment on a piece that predicted there would be no need for CDOs by 2020. I disagreed.

Well, here we are in 2020 – and new hires of CDO continues at a fervid pace!

As you may recall from the January Chief DIGITAL Officer JOBS Update that we emailed last week, new Chief DIGITAL Officers were hired at Bayer, Chubb, Cognizant, McDonalds, Microsoft, Panera Bread, Sainsbury’s, and many more.

And as you can see by today’s January Chief DATA/ANALYTICS Officer Jobs Update, new Chief DATA Officers were hired last month at Dentsu, Carat, the States of California and Vermont, among many others.

Congratulations to all new CDOs and CAOs, and welcome to the Club!

In this issue, we list NINETEEN new CDO appointments for January; we tracked 88 CDO ARTICLES; and hand-picked TWENTY-SEVEN CDOs who made the news last month; and we posted more new open global CDO positions on our CDO Career page!

  • New Chief Data Officer placements (through January 2020): NINETEEN new CDOs were hired in January, we provide the highlights below. Congratulations to the new Chief Data Officers at Ally Financial; BioCrossroads; Dentsu Aegis Network; Dentsu Media and Carat US; ING; State of California; State of Vermont; and Varicent, among many others. Welcome to the CDO Club!
  • Chief Data Officers ‘In the News’: Consider us your personal CDO “news clippings” service. We tracked 88 CDO ARTICLES and hand-picked TWENTY-SEVEN CDOs who made the news in January, including Accenture’s Dr. Athina Kanioura; Colorado Department of Transportation’s Barbara Cohn; Exabeam’s Derek Lin; Linkedin’s Igor Perisic; McAfee’s Celeste Fralick; Microsoft’s John Kahan; UC Health’s Cora Han; and University of California Health’s Atul Butte! How did they make news? Find out inside.
  • Open Chief Data Officer Jobs: Our career page lists over two dozen current CDO/CAO jobs. You’ll find open posts for Chief Digital Officers, Chief Data Officers, Chief Analytics Officers, and other C-level positions. Be sure to review the open posts on our dedicated career page.

You’ll find the details on all this and much more inside.


See you at the next CDO Summit near you:

  • Tel Aviv, Israel: March 18, 2020. Our 5th year, via CDO Club IL.
  • New York, NY: May 6, 2020. Our 8th year. Presented by IDC!
  • Zurich, Switzerland: May 15, 2020. Our 3rd year, via CDO Club CH.
  • Madrid, Spain: May 19-21, 2020 at Digital Enterprise Show. 25k+ delegates!
  • Tokyo, Japan: June 2020. Our 4th year, via CDO Club Japan.
  • Dubai, UAE: June 23, 2020. Our inaugural year.
  • Chicago, IL: June 14-16 2020. CDAO Summit. 2nd year, via Opal Group.


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