You’re ready… when you have the courage to act

In a post posing the question “Do you need a Chief Data Officer?” I had a involuntary twitch of recognition and agreement with the sentiment in the following…

Finally, you’re only ready for a Chief Data Officer when you have the courage to act. Seeing the opportunity that such a statement offers and seizing it are very different things. It’s plain enough that everyone makes decisions, just as everyone creates and uses data and so can impact quality. It will take real courage, over a long period, to drive data into every nook and cranny of the organization.

Could say the same for digital strategy… or “strategy” as we used to call it…