Intro

It’s no great secret that organisations are looking to get more value from their data; but the cost of hiring a full-time CDO can simply be too expensive.  The CDO Hub is a way to get around that, and means that companies of all sizes are able to hire a top notch data leader – either part time, or on a project basis.

The CDO Hub isn’t just an innovative and ground-breaking service, providing on-demand data leadership for SMEs.  It also acts a platform for members to benefit from peer-to-peer learning, mentoring and buddying.

We  have members of The CDO Hub from a variety of backgrounds including public sector, retail, publishing and financial services and  this is constantly expanding. What all our members have in common is the desire for knowledge, collaboration and an experienced ear in a secure environment where ideas can be shared and opinions garnered.

Our monthly events have been well attended and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with members not only getting access to their peers whenever they want, but somewhere where they can learn from the outside world too!

Events are a key part of what our members get access to, in addition to virtual discussions and information sharing via Slack, and in my opinion are one of the best things about it. The last event we had was an amazing example of how a closed door event can open up ideas for everyone in the room. An excellent keynote by CDO Hub member, Johanna Hutchinson, sparked a lot of discussion that ramped up into a great debate with insight from everyone there, The CDO Hub is giving members practical knowledge, which is in turn is helping them shape what the role of the Chief Data Officer actually is.

What is the CDO-on-demand proposition – in a nutshell?

As a business/industry professional your organisation gets a CDO if you don’t have one, and/or access to coaching by a CDO if you want to develop this area; or get a CDO buddy – ideal for some light touch guidance and advice.

The CDO Hub from Cynozure has generated some serious chatter in the wider world and it’s really stimulating conversation – not just on Slack, but also on LinkedIn. We were really happy to see some great coverage by well respected publications:

Global Banking and Finance

The groundbreaking Chief Data Officer (CDO) on-demand portal plugs an urgent shortfall in skills as Data Transformation goes mainstream and is no longer only for enterprises.

Computer Weekly

Why pay for a full-time chief digital officer? Cynozure has a new service to enable smaller businesses to swap them out, as and when they need a change

IT Pro

Need a chief data officer? Maybe you should rent instead of hire. SMBs and non-profits can still benefit from data expertise, even if they can’t afford a full-time resource

FinExtra

Cynozure, the data and analytics strategy consultancy, today announces its CDO Hub, an innovative and pioneering service for businesses of all sizes to access the very best data expertise, as and when needed.

Tech HQ

Should your business hire virtual employees? How far are Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the provision of virtual services going to go, and will new innovations replace us, the humans, in the modern workplace?

Comms Business Magazine

The Chief Data Officer (CDO) on-demand portal plugs an urgent shortfall in skills as Data Transformation goes mainstream and is no longer only for enterprises.

Digit

Chief Data Officer as-a-Service Launches for Companies That Can’t Hire One

Retail Technology Review

Cynozure, the data and analytics strategy consultancy, has announced its CDO Hub, a service for businesses of all sizes to access the very best data expertise, as and when needed.

Personnel Today

How on demand data officers can help fill the knowledge gap

 

One last thing…

The next event on (on the first Wednesday evening of every month) is going to be a cracker and I encourage all senior data leaders to get in touch to find out more about what the membership can give you and whether you qualify for this exclusive club.

Written by Justin Oon

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