CDO vs. CIO:
Who is the Digital Champion?!?
XING Puls’ virtual event was all about digitization and digital transformation. The topic of the evening was the differences between the CDO and the CIO: Who is the digital champion?!?
“In recent years, Chief Digital Officers (CDO) have been celebrated like rock stars as the saviors of many entrepreneurs’ digital strategy.
The Chief Information Officer (CIO) became unpopular and was mostly only responsible for cutting costs. After all, who likes their corporate IT?
But Covid-19 and the first PoC’s reshuffled the cards! Reason enough to take a closer look at the status quo and invite three Chief Officers for 15-minute impulse statements.” ~ XING Puls Digitalisierung Köln
- Ralf Werner, CDTO at OGE – Board member Digital Campus Zollverein
- Marko Hein, Group Director Digital / CDO – Ravensburger AG
- Dirk Müller, Chief Ecosystem Officer – CIO/CDO – mantro Ruhr GmbH
Introduction to the topic by Thomas Fabula, Founder & Owner, TF Consulting. Both CDO roles are relatively new, so there are no established standards for job descriptions (yet). Enclosed are exemplary tasks and responsibilities:
|Chief Digital Officer||Chief Data Officer|
|Cooperation between both CDOs|
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— Thomas Fabula (@TFConsult) April 27, 2021
Dirk Müller, Chief Ecosystem Officer – CIO/CDO, Q&A Round
Marko Hein, Group Director Digital / CDO, Q&A Round
Ralf Werner, CDTO at OGE, Q&A Round
Finally, networking sessions in breakout rooms provided space for interesting discussions.
The next event will take place online again on May 25 at XING Puls Tech Düsseldorf.