Nasty, brutish and short: The life of the modern CDO

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The 2010s were a big decade for Chief Data Officers: from a standing start at the beginning of the decade, CDO has risen to become an indispensable C-suite role, with almost two thirds of Fortune 500 organizations hiring one.

But the role of CDO, especially outside of the US, is still poorly defined, and CDOs are frequently not set up for success within their organizations. Is the job a poisoned chalice?