What does a Chief Data Officer (CDO) do and how is it different than a Chief Information Officer (CIO) or a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)?

In layperson terms, a CIO builds and maintains a sandbox, the CISO constructs a fence around the sandbox and the CDO governs what happens in the sandbox.

Chief Data Officer (CDO)

a senior-level executive reporting to the Executive Vice-President and Provost.

Chief Data Officer oversees enterprise data governance, content, and use of all university enterprise data systems related to informational assets. Data Governance includes overseeing the establishment of data governance polices, data standards, reporting standards and coordinating the Data Council and Data Management Committees; working with Data Owners/Stewards/CIO/CISO to manage security access, compliance, and accountability. Data Content includes overseeing data quality, quality audits and accountability, data integrity, validity and reliability, identification of key performance indicators, overseeing implementation of new or modified software systems to ensure correct integration with university data systems, design, and development of data warehouses for reporting and analytics and vendor api data. Data Use includes overseeing reporting and deployment of reporting standards, security access to data sources, compliance with state and federal laws on data privacy, vendor api, development of advance analytics (descriptive, analytical, predictive, and proscriptive) and artificial intelligence.

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

a senior-level executive reporting to the Chief Finance Officer.

In addition to establishing operational standards and protocols, Chief Information Officer oversees infrastructure, development, security, and services. Infrastructure includes overseeing data centers, networking, life cycle management, system integration, power systems and related redundancies, storage, archiving and recovery. Development includes application design and deployment, web-based systems, change management, data warehousing storage, enterprise reporting, and functional office programming. Security includes system and record level access security, identity management, and electronic facilities access. Services include desktop and device support, client IT configurations, IT purchasing, device inventory, software licensing and deployment.

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

a senior-level executive reporting to the Chief Finance Officer.

Chief Information Security Officer oversees security governance, compliance, and monitoring. Security governance includes the creation of security policies and protocols, development of risk avoidance and compliance education. Compliance includes establishing protocols for compliance standards, reporting to internal-external agencies on compliance performance, working with university constituents to define and comply with identity management and record access. Monitoring includes overseeing efforts to identify information risk, establishing of performance reports on security compliance and risk avoidance.