chief data officer

SXSW 2016 conversation prep: Must-read articles to discuss while networking

Are you in Austin, Texas for SXSW’s interactive conference? It kicks off March 11 and runs through March 15 (the sister film and music festivals continue to the 20th). If you’re there and prepping for client meetings, or simply gearing up for networking at various parties, we have put together a reading list from THINK […]

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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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IBM InterConnect 2016: Outthink limits and transform your business

Over 23,000 men and women attended this year’s IBM InterConnect held at Mandalay Bay and MGM hotels in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada. From general sessions to speaker events and panel debates, the discussion centered around cloud, mobile, analytics and security. As the conference progressed, IBM and its business partners outlined a changing world, and what […]

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Tom Gentile: Lessons from GE Capital’s divesture

As President and Chief Operating Officer of GE Capital, Tom Gentile is part of a major strategic pivot. In April 2015, CEO Jeff Immelt announced that GE would be spinning off most of GE Capital and focusing the company’s remaining financial services activities in support of GE’s core industrial businesses. To put the enormity of […]

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Vijay Venkatesan: Make medical records more like music

When Vijay Venkatesan took on the role of Vice President of Enterprise Data Management at Sutter Health, a California-based not-for-profit health network, he transformed the organization’s culture of data from a Balkanized system of historical reporting to a self-service, storefront model where everyone—including patients—has easy, instant access to the most up-to-date clinical information. His new […]

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David Ho: Putting data to work in the healthcare industry

Molina Healthcare is a managed care company focused on providing high quality medical care to low-income individuals. Founded in 1980 by a former emergency room physician, Molina now serves more than three million members in health plans across California, Washington, New Mexico, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, South Carolina, Utah, Texas, and most recently Puerto […]

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Abhi Nemani: Put data in the hands of the people

Big cities sit on a lot of data, from traffic patterns to subway delays, and citizens have traditionally had to fight to see it. As data continues to be digitized and connected online, a movement is afoot to fling open the doors of city halls and give citizens broader access to more valuable information than […]

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Erik Brynjolfsson: Preparing for the future of IT and HR

Erik Brynjolfsson is a professor of information technology, and the director of the MIT Center for Digital Business at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research examines the ways in which advances in information technology contribute to business performance and organizational change. Brynjolfsson co-directs the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy with colleague, Andrew […]

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Todd Cullen: Turning data into dollars

Todd Cullen joined Ogilvy Mather in 2013 as global chief data officer. One year later he was spearheading the agency’s first externally-facing data division. OgilvyAmp launched with goal of helping clients capitalize on innovative uses of data to inspire creativity, optimize engagement and amplify content. We asked Todd to break it down and show us […]

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