What are the skills required to become a Chief Data Officer?

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What are the skills required to become a Chief Data Officer? Hope to get an answer soon and shall start working on building those. Thank you..
Nov 16, 2018 in Career Counselling by Kapoor
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These are the skills that are needed, few can be achieved by education and a few with experience. 

  • Evidence of strong leadership and communication skills at a C- or board level
  • Experience in information management projects and programs
  • Familiarity with big data solutions including Hadoop, MapReduce and/or HBase
  • Familiarity with data governance and quality control
  • Background in statistics or mathematics
  • Experience with creating best practices and methodologies for technical projects
  • Experience managing technical teams
  • Understanding of and experience building business cases for large technical projects
  • Familiarity with data modelling and visualization techniques
  • Strong business experience in the field

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2016/05/20/want-to-be-a-chief-data-officer-heres-what-you-need-to-know/#41522dea278d

answered Nov 16, 2018 by Mukesh
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Chief Data Officer is a Senior level job role which requires at least 10 years of experience in Data Analytics. To become a Chief Data Officer you should have strong Data Analytic skills, should be proficient in programming languages like Python and R, should have a good understanding of Data Cycle. MS Office skills are important too.
answered Jan 21 by digger
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