How can today’s Chief Data Officers help their organizations become more data-driven? Join former Gartner analyst Malcolm Hawker as he interviews on thought leaders on data fabrics, blockchain and more — and learns why they matter to today’s CDOs. If you want to dig deep into the CDO Matters that are top-of-mind for today’s Chief Data Officers, this show is for you.
CDO Matters Ep. 33 | What CDOs Need to Know about Data Engineers with Joe Reis
Data Engineers play a critical role in enabling the success of any data and analytics function. In this episode of the CDO Matters Podcast, Malcolm interviews Joe Reis, the co-author of the bestselling O’Reilly book, “Fundamentals of Data Engineering”. In the discussion, Joe gives a sneak peek into the minds of data engineers and what makes them tick. Data leaders, particularly those with less technical backgrounds, should find this discussion a helpful tool to improve their relationships with the people critical to the success of their data and analytics operation.
CDO Matters Ep. 32 | Value Engineering
Data leaders have long been challenged by the need to make a tangible connection between investments in data and quantifiable business outcomes. Value Engineering is an evolving competency that CDO’s can integrate into their organizations to solve for this mission-critical need. In this episode, Laurence Young shares his insights as a practiced Value Engineer, sharing his recommendations on the steps CDOs need to take within their organizations to start measuring their business effectiveness.
CDO Matters Ep. 31 | Are CDOs Set Up to Fail?
While the CDO role gains prominence and importance across most organizations, many CDOs are set up to fail from poorly defined roles, a lack of trust, and an insufficient focus on business outcomes. In this 31st episode of the CDO Matters Podcast, Malcolm interviews Allison Sagraves, the founding CDO of M&T Bank, to ask why so many CDOs face these challenges, and what they must do to overcome them.
CDO Matters Ep. 30 | AI and Data Literacy
In this 30th episode of the CDO Matter Podcast, Malcolm has an inspired exchange with the ‘Dean of Big Data,’ Bill Schmarzo. Bill is an accomplished author, teacher, and C-level executive with a depth of knowledge in building and running large-scale data operations in service of some of the biggest companies in the world.
CDO Matters Ep. 29 | People and Data
In this 29th episode of the CDO Matter podcast, Malcolm has an engaging conversation with a long-established thought leader and noted author in the data and analytics space, Tom Redman.
Malcolm and Tom discuss Tom’s recently published book, ‘People and Data,’ where Tom shares his thoughts on the necessity of engaging data consumers to address some of the bigger data-related challenges all organizations face, particularly data quality. Tom shares his recipe for engaging as many stakeholders “without data in their titles” as possible, and the need for CDOs to assert their leadership through an acknowledgment many legacy approaches to data management simply aren’t working, including data governance.
Rather than seeing people as the core problem data leaders need to overcome, Tom makes a strong case that people are, in fact, the solution – especially those outside traditional data roles.
CDO Matters Ep. 28 | Data Products
Unleashing the power of Data Products, and transforming CDOs into Product Visionaries.
In this the 28th episode of the CDO Matters podcast, Malcolm explores the topic of Data Products and what CDO’s should know about them. Malcolm taps his expertise as a prior Chief Product Officer to explore the differences between data products as they exist within a Data Mesh architecture, versus the more general concept of data products outside a Mesh. Malcolm takes issue with the idea of a ‘bottoms up’ approach to defining data products, and instead advocates that CDOs take a more practical view of a data product as anything that a customer is willing to pay for.
Great leadership message
Show vulnerability and authenticity.