DJ Patil, the first-ever White House chief data scientist, said CDOs are filling in the missing middle piece between CIOs and CTOs.
“As that Venn diagram of those [CIO and CTO] spheres overlap, we’ve also realized, ‘Hey, we have this incredible opportunity’ as we’ve seen the rise of data science and the opportunity to actually do things. In that conversation, we said, ‘What would happen if we had a role where somebody is singularly, ruthlessly focused on making that their mission?’ So, like all great organizations, we came up with a mission statement. Our mission statement is to responsibly unleash the power of data for the benefit of the American public.”
From Federal News Radio.