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January 31, 2012


Ade McCormack

You are absolutely right. IT is disappearing into operational oblivion. In my view information management through BI is the way forward as is human capital management through collaboration.


Great points Chuck, I agree.

I interviewed 50 CDOs and mapped out over 250 globally. Only one came from the CIO track (Steven Laster, from CIO of Harvard University, to CDO of McGraw Hill Education).

To date, most CDOs are coming from a business orientation, not a purely technical track. But for the ebusiness-oriented CIO, the CDO slot is a great move.

I'll share my findings in a White Paper, which we'll publish just prior to the inaugural Chief Digital Officer Summit hosted by Thomson Reuters on Feb 28 2013. More here: http://CDOSummit.com

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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    Chief Strategist, VMware Storage and Availability Business Unit

    Chuck works for VMware, and is deeply embroiled in all things software-defined storage these days.

    Previously, he was with EMC for 18 years, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Holliston, MA with his wife, three kids and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.
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