CDO Action Plan

Preparing and empowering the role of CDO

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CDO Action Plan Businesses and government agencies alike recognize that data can be a game-changing strategic asset that can revolutionize how they serve their employees, customers, and constituents. Simultaneously, businesses and agencies have also recognized that overcoming data-related challenges requires a new executive-level leadership position that oversees the people, processes, and technologies needed to drive the effective management of data: the Chief Data Officer (CDO).

Recent legal and regulatory requirements are making it imperative for organizations to have CDOs. The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (federal level), General Data Protection Regulation (effectively global level) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (state level) are examples of where data is front-and-center and needs the specialized skills of a CDO to lead through disruptions.

Our white paper gives agencies guidance on the most effective CDO:

  • Responsibilities – and what to avoid
  • Reporting hierarchy – and why it matters
  • Background – and the key qualifications and skills

The paper also explores what is next, as the CDO role evolves to incorporate elements of asset management, corporate culture, and more.

Read our analysis to find out how agencies can position the CDO for success.


Jeff LawtonJeff Lawton
Managing Director, Public Sector Advisory Practice
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Jeff LawtonRobert Shea
Principal, Public Sector
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Bryan BenoitBryan Benoit
National Managing Partner, Corporate Value Consulting
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Makenna PlonskyMakenna Plonsky
Associate, Advisory
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Meghan HollandMeghan Holland
Senior Associate, Advisory
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Tracy JonesTracy Jones
Exp Manager, Advisory
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