Hiring a Chief Data Officer? Here’s 5 Must-Have and 5 Must-Avoid Skills

In this special guest feature, John Thuma, Director of Analytics at Teradata, shares his five “desired” and five “undesireable” traits to look for in CDOs. He argues that CDOs need to have an ego, have been a data science practitioner and a gamer. Undesirable traits include not being a DIYer, being a cowardly lion and being nepotistic in building teams. John leads a group data scientists supporting projects related to Teradata UDA and Aster. He and his team take on complex analytic projects in the following areas: time series and pathing, clustering, affinity, text analytics, and more. They serve a variety of verticals, including life sciences, retail, manufacturing, government, financial services, and insurance. John considers himself a player coach; in other words, he’s active in technology and keeps his hands on…


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