Before you break your keyboard typing your passionate rebuttal, first allow me to state my logic in simple terms:
1 - We can't do much with data if technology is not intimately involved.
2a - Of COURSE data is crucial to the business and needs to be tightly aligned in support of business objectives.
2b - So does the rest of our technology.
3 - IT's relationship with the (rest of the) business must be pretty bad for us to think leading data from outside the group most influential in what we are able to actually do with data.
4 - Separating the "information" from the "technology" is splitting beyond the atomic-level. If we want to make the CDO in charge of it all and report to the CEO, great! But isn't that what the CIO was already supposed to be doing?
Conclusion: The right answer is to return IT to being an essential, strategic part of the business, and not some exiled group that can't be trusted with anything important.
Okay, I think that sums it up well enough -- can you change my mind?
Anthony J. Algmin
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Anthony J Algmin[All DATAVERSITY Members] @ Jul 12, 2019 - 01:17 PM (America/Central)