Information technology continues to change at a rate unfathomable for most to keep up with, let alone manage. Roles change on a daily basis in an effort to just keep up. DATAVERSITY is sharing a research paper titled, “Status of the Chief Data Officer: An Update on the CDO Role in Organizations Today.” This paper addresses the challenges of technology’s metamorphosis.

The research paper focuses on an analysis of a number of interviews with currently sitting Chief Data Officers in major corporations, as well as a 2014 DATAVERSITY™ survey titled “The Role of the Chief Data Officer.” There are many questions this paper asks and seeks to provide answers for, including — How many organizations have or are looking to hire a CDO? Who should the CDO report to? What are the differences between the CIO and CDO roles? and many more.

One measure of success within information technology is making content findable. This comes as the result of good indexing and comprehensive metatagging. Automated indexing is a comprehensive approach to making content findable. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies with integrated indexing rule bases to make their information findable.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.