The new CxO gang: data, AI, and robotics

Hiring new figures to lead the data revolution

Francesco Corea

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It has been said that this new wave of exponential technologies will threaten a lot of jobs, both blue and white-collar ones. But if on one hand many roles will disappear, on the other hand in the very short-term we are observing new people coming out from the crowd to lead this revolution and set the pace.

These are the people who really understand both the technicalities of the problems as well as have a clear view of the business implications of the new technologies and can easily plan how to embed those new capabilities in enterprise contexts.

Hence, I am going to briefly present three of them, i.e., the Chief Data Officer (CDO), the Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer (CAIO) and the Chief Robotics Officer (CRO). Sad to be said, I never heard about a ‘Chief of Data Science’, but for some strange reasons, the role is usually called either ‘Head of Data Science’ or ‘Chief Analytics Officer’ (as if data scientist won’t deserve someone at C-level to lead their efforts).

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Francesco Corea

Data science @ Greycroft. Previously @Balderton @Anthemis @UCLA. All opinions are my own.