Job Title: Chief Data Officer, Defence Infrastructure
Company: UK Ministry of Defence
Tony Gosling is the Director of Data, Analytics & Insight in the Ministry of Defence, Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). The first 2* level Chief Data Officer in the MOD, responsible for building a new function within the DIO to exploit data strategically. The aim is to deliver a more efficient and effective estate and services that support the military as they live, work and train and getting best value from the DIO’s £3.5bn of annual spending. In his eighteen months so far in post, he and his team have dramatically improved the management and exploitation of data and information including reporting, business intelligence, analysis capabilities and the way that data and information is used in decision making. Before this role Tony spent 15 years as a consultant and interim manager (most recently with PA Consulting) delivering project turnarounds and major outsourcing deals, and before that ran an IT services company.
Data is an asset that requires aggressive and strategic management comparable to any other asset. In order to successfully compete in today evolving, information-driven marketplace demands data-focused initiatives that enable organizations to be creative, agile and innovative. Studies show that organisations with a CDO are 1.7 times more likely to have a big data and… Read more.
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