Chief Data Officers (CDOs)

Drive data culture and digital transformation

Gartner explains the 10 ways Chief Data Officers can succeed in forging a data-driven organization.

Called to ensure one-time compliance or innovate with data?

Successful CDOs transform data into financial impact. The CDO is the one C-level executive that’s responsible for the value of information assets. If you manage data as an asset, you will transform your organization.

CDOs are the heart of a data-driven culture. They are the torchbearers for data-driven decision making and catalysts for innovation. A modern data catalog can help you:

  • Find, organize and manage your data
  • Quantify the value of information assets
  • Achieve compliance and governance

Read the Gartner CDO Report

What’s Holding You Back?

Data Catalogs Distribute Tribal Knowledge

A data catalog ensures that everyone in your organization has equal access to data knowledge. It supports the novice as well as the expert in the task of data-driven discovery. Teams trust analysis when the methods, context and data points are all well understood by decision makers. Our customers achieve this with technology to:

  • Inventory data & analytic assets
  • Catalog the context of data & encourage social curation
  • Execute analysis in a replicable & repeatable way

Social signal is a powerful agent for change.

Can Technology Provide All the Answers?

Software is not enough: Automatically collecting knowledge in one place is a start, but it is not sufficient. To have impact you need to change behavior.

Alation was designed on the principle of Behavior I/O – the idea that observing the behavior your best analysts can produce enough crowd-sourced input to improve the output productivity of every user of data in your organization. Alation not only gathers behavior input, but also uses an understanding of analyst behaviors to create intervention recommendations that more successfully drive data governance.

Machines Learn and Humans Confirm

Data doesn’t document its context. And crowdsourcing is human constrained.
So we add machines to the mix.

How do you propagate siloed human knowledge? Incent data teams to share their work. Observe the details of how your best analysts succeed. And leverage the best of AI, Inference, Natural Language Processing, Semantic Search, Machine Learning & Distributed Systems to scale the knowledge.

The machines aren’t taking over the world, they’re helping us scale.

Social Interaction Speeds Knowledge Transfer

What about the scenarios where human reasoning is required? You surely can’t rely on a machine to understand every nuance in the application of our data? There was a reason for the tribe.

We don’t want to replace your tribe of experts. We want to enable them to thrive with collaboration. Alation’s engineering team knows that machine learning can only get us so far. The real competitive advantage is in the reasoning of every analyst and the unique insights that come from your team of experts. So we make it easy for humans to distribute the knowledge that already exists.

Share a definition, a syntax, an endorsement, or even a simple comment. Use the Alation application to do so and we’ll figure out how to get your message to as many users as possible. No longer stuck in your silo of python code and SQL syntax, you’re now a member of a larger community of analysts… of thinkers… of leaders for change.

Alation Helps Chief Data Officers

Deliver a Single Source of Reference

Makes data, algorithms & data viz easily discoverable

Advocate for Data-Driven Decisions

Reduces the friction in understanding & trusting data

Govern Data Consumption

Delivers interventions to ensure that data is used appropriately