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CDO Panel—The Critical Task of Building Data Culture


According to the 2021 NewVantage Partners Big Data & AI Executive survey, 99% of firms are reporting active investment in data science and machine learning.

However, fewer than 30% of organizations are experiencing transformational business outcomes as a result of these investments, and only 24% of them claim they have created a data-driven organization.

Interestingly, 99% of executives believe that a lack of data culture and skills is the chief obstacle towards building a data-driven organization.

In this CDO panel discussion, we discuss with two Chief Data Officers in global organizations the critical importance of building data cultures and operationalizing data-driven decision-making throughout the organization.

We hear insights from Gulf Bank’s Chief Data Officer Mai AlOwaish, and Zand’s Chief Data Officer Eddy Farhat on their journey forging data-driven organizations.

Key Takeaways:

  • In-depth discussion on the critical importance of building data cultures

  • Best practices and strategies for leading culture transformation programs

  • Examination of the CDO role in 2022 — and how data culture fits into the overall CDO agenda

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Adel Nehme

VP of Media at DataCamp

VP of Media at DataCamp | Host of the DataFramed podcast
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Mai AlOwaish

Chief Data & Innovation Officer at the Gulf Bank of Kuwait

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Eddy Farhat

Chief Data Officer of Zand

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