Several years ago, I suggested to a client of mine that they needed to add a new position to their staff, a position I called the data records manager. What I meant by this was someone responsible for making sure all the data within the organization was being managed appropriately. Interestingly, since that time, the for-profit arena has seen the rise of a position called Chief Data Officer (CDO).
My client asked a very good question: “If we’ve gotten by for the past ten years without a data records manager, why do we need this position now?”
I answered the question of why in this blog post.