Many organizations are beginning to understand the strategic value of their data assets, but they do not know how to leverage and monetize it. When organizations are asked who manages their data assets, the answers range from nobody to the chief information officer (CIO). However, most CIOs have a technical background and are largely not data-knowledgeable. They are expected to master a wide variety of technology platforms and perform technical functions, such as managing computer systems. Managing data as an asset is almost never seen as a job qualification requirement for a CIO. As a result, the new position of chief data officer (CDO) has surfaced in recent years. This presentation will explain the qualifications and responsibilities of the CDO.