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Chief Data Officer

The Chief Data Officer gathers and selects the most important data to ease decision-making in the company.


During the digitalization process of a company, the Chief Data Officer reports to the Chief Digital Officer, and has three main missions : he manages the data gathering, shares the analysis with other departments, and makes sure this data is used in an ethical way. 

Working conditions

The CDO manages a team of 5 to 30 people. In terms of quality and data coherence, his responsibilities are similar to those of a financial controller or an IT manager.

Required qualities

The CDO has a great listening, pedagogy and communication skills. 


Training for Big Data are available for the 5th or 6th year of higher education.
- Master Data Mining & Knowledge Management Lyon 2 and UPMC Paris ; master’s degree in Multimedia and Data Management Nantes ; 
- Engineering schools, Business schools, Management, Marketing…
- Master of Science(MS) Big data gestion et analyses des données massives Télécom-Paristech 

10 years of experience are required to apply. 


The Chief Data Officer may be promoted to Chief Digital Officer, or join the top management in startups specialized in data. 


With an experience of 10-15 years, a CDO can earn between €100K and €180K per year. 
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