Caroline Carruthers is the Chief Data Officer at Network Rail. A recognised thought leader in her industry, Caroline is a leading voice in data and analytics space. In her own words: “I am at heart a problem solver. The bigger, more complex problem, the happier I am, which is great since I am Network Rail’s first Chief Data Officer!
After working in different sectors, I love bringing my creative thinking and love of technology to help bring about pragmatic solutions to some rather interesting problems.”
Below is a list of Caroline’s CXO Hangouts content contribution:
Gartner predicted that by 2019, 90% of large organisations will have hired a CDO – but only 50% of these will be a success. Much of what determines your success or failure going forward will take place in the first 100 days. Essentially it is about getting the basics right now and building firm foundations for the future. Read more
Chief Data Officer Europe 2017 – Conversation with Caroline Carruthers [Video]
The fifth annual Chief Data Officer Europe 2017 took place from the 20th to 23rd February at the Grand Connaught Rooms in Central London further accelerating the road-map of the CDO role and the wider importance of data within the context of a multi-faceted, disruptive business landscape. Watch video
Currently, the CDO role is relatively new in many organisations, and even if it is not, the CDO will arrive into an atmosphere of great expectation. There will be common sentiments that will greet the new CDO: ‘the business will be transformed into a data-driven business, an organisation capable of making better and more informed decisions based on data, data science will bring the business better insight into its customers and operations, the new CDO will bring big data’. Read more
One of the most difficult tasks for the new CDO is developing a Data Strategy whilst the organisation continues to operate (and must continue to operate) using and abusing data, continuing with bad habits around data and often with a lack of governance and planning. Read more
I find there are few things in life where ‘one size fits all’. It doesn’t matter if we are talking shoes or food, ones person’s view of fast food is another’s idea of gastronomic heaven, so why should we assume that one Chief Data Officer will solve all our problems? Read more
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