Structuring the Data Office for Success

  • March 02, 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Online

Structuring the Data Office for Success

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

ONLINE

The OPEN Government Data Act required federal agencies to designate a Chief Data Officer (CDO) beginning in 2020, many for the first time. The law specifies 14 core responsibilities for the position and their office in each agency. What the law did not detail or specify was how each agency should actually structure their unit and office. Subsequent implementation guidance from the White House Office of Management and Budget provided agencies substantial flexibility in determining the approach that was best suited to each respective agency. The lack of specificity in law and guidance has led to a variety of approaches and styles across the federal government. What are the considerations relevant for structuring new CDO positions? To whom should the CDO report? What resources should be dedicated to the CDO and their office?

The Data Foundation hosted an in-depth discussion of the decision points and relevant factors for senior leaders prioritizing the structure of new CDO units.

SPEAKERS:

  • Nick Hart, Ph.D., President, Data Foundation
  • Valerie Logan, Board Member, Data Foundation and CEO and Founder, The Data Lodge
  • Kris Rowley, Former Chief Data Officer, General Service Administration and current Chief Data Officer, Conference of State Bank Supervisors
  • Joe Willey, Ph.D., Director of Research, Data Foundation

RECORDING:

2022 Datum Awards Recipients 

Data Innovation Award (Sponsored by DLT Solutions)

  • Mike Willis, Associate Director, Office of Data Science and Innovation, Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Political Leadership Award (Sponsored by Workiva)
  • Senator Brian Schatz, U.S. Senate

Federal Chief Data Officer Award (Sponsored by Deloitte)
  • Samuel "Chris" Haffer, Ph.D., Chief Data Officer, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Federal Customer Experience Official Award (sponsored by Informatica)
  • Barbara Morton, Deputy Chief Veterans Experience Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Federal Chief Evaluation Officer Award
  • Matthew Soldner, Ph.D., Chief Evaluation Officer & Commissioner, National Center for Education Evaluation, U.S. Department of Education

Federal Statistical Official Award

  • Shelly Wilkie Martinez, Senior Statistician, U.S. Office of Management and Budget & Former Executive Director, U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking


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