What is the first thing to do if you want to improve your company’s information management maturity ?
A. Buy a new datawarehouse
B. Buy a new ETL
C. Assign a Chief Data Officer
D. Invite Oracle
E. Fire all the DBAs
The right answer is C : assign a Chief Data Officer (CDO). Data is too important to be left to all and no one.
The CDO will have to start in the following tasks:
- identify the strategic data needs of the company
- conduct a data management maturity assessment
- set up an information management governance (data stewards, standards, procedures, concils…)
- plan information management projects: short, mid and long term. The CDO can have a look at the DAMA DMBok for inspiration.