The Chief Data Officer's Playbook

For Immediate Release
Tue, 01/23/2018


Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Publishing

American Library Association

(312) 280-5052

CHICAGO — The new and rapidly expanding role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) is of significant interest and relevance to organizations and data professionals internationally. Written by Caroline Carruthers and Peter Jackson, both practicing CDOs, “The Chief Data Officer's Playbook,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, offers a jargon-free, practical guide to making better decisions based on data. Content covered includes:

  • why does any organization need a CDO?;
  • the secret ingredients of the successful CDO;
  • avoiding the hype cycle;
  • building the CDO team;
  • who leads the technology?; and
  • the CDO and data governance: enablement not red tape.

Carruthers is Network Rail’s first Chief Data Officer. Network Rail runs, maintains, and develops Britain’s rail infrastructure. She has established a small core team operating with a larger matrix team drawing together Information Governance, Information Security, Data Protection, Freedom of Information, Records Management, and Business Intelligence. Jackson is Southern Water's first Head of Data. Previously he was first Head of Data for The Pensions Regulator (TPR). TPR is an executive non-departmental government body in the UK that regulates 47,000 work based pensions and 1.8 million employers in Automatic Enrollment.

Facet Publishing, the commercial publishing and bookselling arm of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, is the leading publisher of books for library and information professionals worldwide. ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide. Contact us at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5052 or