June 13, 2023
If you go to Google Trends and compare “Artificial Intelligence” to “Chief Data Officer” you will find a hockey stick for AI and a pancake for Chief Data Officer. It seems that many are ignoring the importance of the Chief Data Officer in assuring that the data used for AI is accurate.
The importance of managing data in the federal government has been reflected in the formation of the Federal Government’s Chief Data Council. In a remarkably mature analysis, they decided that they needed to ask fellow members what their priorities were to serve them better.
Mitre was commissioned to execute the survey and they chose Andrea Heithoff and Nick Pesce to write the report. There are two reports, both free. One is at a high level for the benefit of the entire federal community. One is much more detailed and available for the Chief Data Officers themselves.
They have taken a provocative approach to summarizing their findings. Rather than a mechanical representation, they decided to structure the answers into three categories: Model, Improving, and Challenged.
Listen to the interview to learn so much about success in today’s madcap world of exploding data streams, ransomware attacks, and federal mandates.
Conclusions include the importance of foundational work that is needed to make AI successful.
Federal mandates are filled with suggestions about collaboration and sharing data, you can read what the CDO members think are the best approaches to this initiative.
If you enjoyed this article, you may want to listen to Ep. 70 How to Manage Machine Identies
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