Gartner Sights Top CDAO Priorities
January 19, 2023
Gartner CDAO Effectiveness Diagnostic Tool Can Provide Strengths and Areas
most effective data and analytics leaders focus on creating business value,
nurturing data and analytics talent, and changing culture, according to Gartner,
The role of the chief data and analytics officer (CDAO) is growing in influence
as it becomes required for organizations to transform data into business value,”
Carlie Idoine, VP Analyst at Gartner. “CDAOs
must deliver tangible business outcomes for their organizations and
stakeholders, but they struggle to show value. Leaders need to prove how D&A can
improve business processes, lead to better decisions and support digital
“Data and analytics don’t create profit immediately,” says
Isabelle Dumont, SVP at the cyber insurance provider
Cowbell. “But they are vital to understanding your market and
customers and can refine strategies and long-term thinking. The more data you
have, the easier it is to predict and recognize market shifts.”
To accomplish these outcomes, CDAOs must exhibit the right traits and behaviors
to be effective in their role.
Gartner has identified four key areas that influence a CDAO’s level of
Leadership: Creating and sustaining a strong D&A function by exhibiting
critical leadership behaviors such as relationship building, influencing,
communication and building an engaged team.
Skills and Culture: Making data-informed decisions a habit across the enterprise
– something business users do automatically as part of their workflow — by
enhancing data literacy and making it simple for business users to integrate
data and analytics into their workflows.
Operational Excellence: Improving the efficiency and quality of business
processes through platforms and tools to enable more consistent and
Business Outcomes: Generating business value and supporting transformation by
infusing D&A throughout the organization.
“A clear trend among top-performing CDAOs is linking data and analytics to
prioritized, measured business outcomes, while also forging partnerships across
the business and building an engaged team,” said Idoine. “CDAOs who focus on
specific business objectives show value to stakeholders locally and
organizations globally and boost their overall effectiveness.”
Wharff, the VP of Global Alliance Marketing at Quantexa added, "At
Quantexa, our vision is to bring innovation and confidence in decision making to
every industry in the world by driving the switch to contextual data.
We are a leader in Decision Intelligence. When it comes to making the right
decisions for your organization, more is possible with the right data, in the
In a world with heightened uncertainty, organizations turn to Quantexa to ensure
they can trust their data and make quicker and accurate decisions to protect,
optimize and grow.
Quantexa’s Decision Intelligence Platform gives customers the ability to
understand their data by connecting siloed systems and visualizing complex
networks. The result is a single view of data that becomes their most trusted
and reusable resource across the organization. We help customers establish a
culture of confident decision making at strategic, operational, and tactical
levels to mitigate risk and seize opportunities on their path to building
efficient and resilient organizations."