Clarity over data leadership at an executive level cannot be underestimated – yet over half of IT leaders admit they don’t always know who owns data within their organisation.

Data transformation only happens with the right human leadership. Without it, even the brightest data teams will struggle to deliver meaningful innovation and effect change. But many executives are still finding their place in the process.

While the role of Chief Data Officer continues to come into its own, data leadership should be a team game across the C-suite, with each person having a clearly defined set of responsibilities.

Map out your team structure and responsibilities, then run workshops to demonstrate how it should work end-to-end and in practice, with real-life data initiatives and examples.

Be clear on the face of your transformation. Who ultimately owns your data at board level? This person should be visible, dynamic, data savvy and able to break through the inevitable barriers.

Download our full guide ‘Power to your people’ on the six ways to put people at the heart of your data transformation.

HOW TO PUT YOUR PEOPLE AT THE CENTRE OF YOUR DATA TRANSFORMATION

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DAVID HOLLIDAY | PARTNER

Having worked across a broad range of FTSE100 organisations for 20 years, David specialises in complex digital and data led transformation programmes. He regularly coaches and challenges board level teams to lead effective change.

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