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Does it Matter Who the Chief Analytics Officer Reports To?

There are many options for where to have your analytics leader report.  Similar to a Chief Data Officer, it is common for a Chief Analytics Officer (CAO) to report to the CEO or the CIO (Chief Information Officer). However, many organizations have set up their analytics teams to report through…

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Analytics Leaders Reporting to the C-Suite

Organizations that are ready for a dedicated analytics team may struggle with determining the appropriate reporting level for the team within the organization.  The rise of the Chief Analytics Officer (CAO) clearly shows that some organizations want this position to report directly to the top. Using other titles, such as…

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Reasons to Create A New Analytics Organization

For over a decade, a change that has been occurring in almost every industry and organization is the creation of an analytics team. This new team may be called “Business Intelligence” or “Strategic Analytics”, and it may report to a variety of leaders.  The change is typically initiated when one…

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You Specialize in What?

I get asked all the time, “What do you mean when you say you work with data and analytics professionals? Do you provide recruiting services?” The answer is always, “No!” My work often gets confused with the job of a technical recruiter. While I would like to have that skillset,…

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