The International Society of Chief Data Officers (isCDO.org) recognizes achievements of Chief Data Officers (CDOs) who led institutions and companies in developing and implementing analytics capabilities with outstanding transformational results. Inaugurated in 2017, isCDO selects awardees for presentations of their accomplishments at the annual MIT CDOIQ Symposium hosted by the Sloan School of Management. This announcement calls for nominations to be recognized in 2020 MIT CDOIQ Symposium in July 2020.
About isCDO Awards
While the challenges faced by COOs increase daily, the contributions made by executive data professionals are, in general, not being recognized, especially not publicly. Recognition for outstanding achievements in the spotlight would encourage early adopters, innovators & rising data professionals to advance further their research and practices. The publicly announced isCDO awards will also bring awareness to enterprise leadership of the:
need to recognize data as an asset
increasing importance and tangible value delivered by the outputs of CDOs
need for executive education of CDOs in academia
challenges facing CDOs
adoption of innovative approaches and increased tolerance of CDOs taking risk trials
employment of CDOs and clarity of practices
For CDO research & practice communities, the isCDO awards serve as a validation of the value derived from their theories and research after they have been implemented in the real world. These awards also serve as an acknowledgements of their academic quality and facilitate a network of advanced data professionals toward gaining greater tractions in fulfilling enterprise visions and missions.
Three Categories of the isCDO Awards
The basis of the isCDO award is the CDO role described in the paper “A Cubic Framework for The Chief Data Officer: Succeeding In A World Of Big Data” by Yang Lee, Stuart Madnick, Richard Wang, Forea Wang, and Hongyun Zhang. March 2014 (13:1) MIS Quarterly Executive. [TT1] Three categories of the isCDO Award are:
Transformation of Collaboration from Inwards to Outwards
Transformation from Traditional Data to Big Data
Transformation of Value Impact from Data Service to Business Strategy.
Details for each category are explained below. Nominees can submit applications to each or all three categories.
2017 Inaugural isCDO Award Winners
Ms. Maria Villar, VP of Enterprise Data Management Organization, SAP won
the isCDO 2017 Award In Transformation Of Collaboration From
Inwards To Outwards. (Blog Entry)
Ms. Barbara Latulippe, Chief Data Governance Officer, Dell won the
isCDO 2017Award In Transformation From Traditional Data To Big Data.
Mr. Asim Tewary, VP & Head Of Data Science & Analytics, Verizon won
the isCDO 2017 Award In Transformation of Value Impact From
Data Service To Business Strategy.
All CDOs, both appointed or de-facto’ Data Leaders performing the CDO type role, anywhere around the world, are qualified to be nominated. Both members and non-members of isCDO are eligible to be nominees.
Requirements for Submission and Consideration
All requested information should be submitted as ONE(pdf) document, even if you submit to all three categories. The submission must include:
category or categories of award for which you are submitting
description of use case including pain points or business challenge addressed, benefits experienced, and the solution
technical architecture or IT landscape diagram
process diagram if any
supporting evidence of transformation accomplishments including sample metrics
name of organization of nominees
contact information (mailing address, email address, telephone numbers, including mobile phone numbers)
Send your nominations their nomination packages to email@example.com. The deadline for submissions is March 1st, 2019.
Deadlines and Timelines
Nov 9 2019: Executive Director of isCDO issues announcement
Mar 31 2020: Deadline to receive submission packages
April 30 2020: Award Committee completes initial scoring of submissions
May 15 2020: All isCDO members provide scoring inputs
May 30 2020: Award Committee integrates isCDO members’ scores into final scoring sheet
June 10 2020: Executive Director of isCDO notifies winner(s)
June 30 2020: Award Committee coordinates winner(s) and associates to attend ceremony
July 25 2020: Winners presented with award at the July 2019 MIT CDOIQ Symposium. Press release and
web cast for global distribution.
Executive Director, isCDO
Awards Committee, isCDO
First Category: Award for Transformation of Collaboration from Inwards to Outwards
Second Category: Award for Transformation from Traditional Data to Big Data
Third Category: Award for Value Impact of Transformation from Data Service to Business Strategy