The Data Chief
The Data Chief
May 18, 2022
Fitch Group’s Heidi Lanford on Finding a Voice in the C-Suite and Improving Data Literacy
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How has the Chief Data Officer role changed? Heidi Lanford, CDO of Fitch Group, shares that “it’s gone from stewarding and protecting data to monetization of data.” She explains how CDOs can be effective by working together with other company leaders and communicating simply. Learn from Heidi why there can be great career value in being willing to be uncomfortable.

Tune in to learn:

  •  How does Heidi work with the leadership team? (10:03)
  •  How does Heidi suggest CDOs communicate to CEOs?(13:05)
  •  How can a CDO work with the technology side to update the tech stack? (18:58)
  •  How is Heidi helping her workers become more data literate?(27:50)
  •  What’s the benefit of choosing to be uncomfortable in one’s career journey? (37:48)


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