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Brian Padden: Successful IT leaders are enablers and problem solvers

Brian Padden of Dairygold meets with THINK Leaders to talk IT strategies and challenges at the CIO Leadership Exchange in Paris, France. On a misty fall day in Paris, Brian Padden walks through the hallways of the Maison de la Mutualité, an elegant Left-Bank exhibition space and theater built in the 1930s. Padden is attending […]

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Why women are becoming chief data officers

Established female leaders from the world of data gather at the IBM CDO Summit in Boston, Fall 2015. It was Gartner that got the conversation going. In January of 2014, Debra Logan, a vice president and distinguished analyst with Gartner Research, published a blog post estimating that approximately 100 large companies had created what was […]

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Ursula Cottone: Going from compliance to competitive advantage

Ursula Cottone became KeyBank’s first chief data officer in 2012. In a little more than two years, she overhauled the bank’s data management operations and changed the way data was perceived by the business. Instead of an arcane technical issue, data is now viewed as a strategic enterprise asset, something actively owned and shaped by […]

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