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Leveraging Data to Transform Business
Tanaquil Arduin, Msc Mpa, Chief Data Officer, Head Of The Centre Of Expertise For Data, Municipality Of The Hague
My main responsibilities as a CDO are as follows: defining and implementing a company wide data strategy, see appended file. Besides that, I am also responsible for the organizational change that is required to become a data-driven organization. I am also Head of the Centre of Expertise for Data and AI. If you look at the table below, all tasks mentioned under 2021 are part of my work. Should you use this picture please note that the source is Gartner CDO survey.
2. Tell us about the center of excellence for AI that you have built for Gemeente Den Haag? How has it helped your organization in propelling ahead of the competition?
The Centre of Expertise for Data and AI consists of experts in the following disciplines: business intelligence, data management, open data, urban data platform services, analytics and AI.
Be optimistic about what you can achieve and do not focus on focus on what you are missing out
It is challenging because of the many priorities in our organization. Managers are continuously juggling priorities and most of the time reactive and incident driven. Long term, strategic thinking is present but at the execution level it is far more difficult to practice what you preach. Another challenge is the scarcity of personnel and the tight budgets in local government.
4. What would be your piece of advice for your fellow peers and leaders?
Be optimistic about what you can achieve and do not focus on what you are missing out. Positive energy in the organization is what’s needed to take it step by step. Involve each individual to play a role in the success and be open to the unexpected.