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SuperTech leaders

and the evolution of technology and data leadership

Discover how technology and data leadership are evolving 
and how to effectively integrate these roles into your own organization


The proliferation of Chief and C-level roles since the 1980s has led to an overwhelming array of acronyms and combinations. Today we have Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Data Officers and Chief AI Officers, to name a few. 


According to a study of data and tech leaders commissioned by Tom Davenport (represented by Leading Thoughts, LLC) and Thoughtworks, 81% of respondents said people in their organizations only understand the roles of different technology-oriented groups either somewhat, or not at all. Yet 78% of organizations view the resources of information, technology, analytics/AI and digital as important. Some organizations have started to recognize the confusion these titles are causing among their teams, and have begun consolidating senior roles in technology and data into what we’re calling SuperTech leaders.


In addition, as 80% of organizations implement – or plan to implement – data products in the near future, it’s time to define a clearer scope for data governance within the wider business.


Download the full report to understand existing technology and data roles, how they’re evolving, and how you can effectively integrate them into your own organization - without the added complexity.

87% of tech and data leaders

said people in their organization are confused about where to turn for data and technology services and issues. Furthermore, almost a third of tech and data leaders don’t even fully understand their own roles in relation to others.

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Which C-level tech and data roles are most (and least) understood

The skills and attributes required to become a successful SuperTech leader

Why effective data governance is a key priority for SuperTech leaders

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Distinguished Professor of IT and Management at Babson College Tom Davenport, and Managing Director of Data & AI at Thoughtworks North America, John Spens came together to discuss the report in more detail and share their thoughts on the evolution of technology and data leadership.

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