The Role of the Chief Data Officer in Higher Education

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Top of Mind Podcast: The Role of the Chief Data Officer in Higher Education
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The Tambellini Group’s Katelyn Ilkani interviews San Cannon, Associate Vice Provost for Data Governance and Chief Data Officer at the University of Rochester. Cannon explains the duties of a Chief Data Officer and why higher education institutions should consider establishing such a position. Topics include technology’s role in data management, the importance of establishing relationships with stakeholders, and resources for those who want to learn more about data governance.

Highlights include:

  • Why does a higher education institution need a Chief Data Officer?
  • What does a typical day in the life of a Chief Data Officer entail?
  • What advice might help a person considering stepping into the role of Chief Data Officer?

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As President and COO of Tambellini Group, Katelyn Ilkani leads operations across all internal teams. Bringing over 15 years of technology and leadership experience, Katelyn will serve Tambellini’s hundreds of institutional and vendor clients during an era of rapid evolution in the higher education technology market. Career highlights include time in leadership at IBM and Accenture, as well as building her cyber security start-up.

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