Data is a Mess, So Why Not Unify it

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Howard Halberstein, former Deutsche Bank

Every organization would like to aggregate data on an enterprise level. The dispute is over the best way to get there.

Howard Halberstein, former VP at Deutsche Bank, would like to see the creation of a new, prestigious position like Data CIO, with one top-down division responsible for all of an organization's data. Without it, large-scale initiatives are too likely to be bogged down because of diffuse responsibility. No longer should the technology group merely own the data structure; it should