‘Transformer in chief’: The new chief digital officer

McKinsey review the status of the Chief Digital Officer (CDO), and attempt to document the essential skills that are required for the role in 2016:

In the alphabet soup that is today’s crowded C-suite, few roles attract as much attention as that of the chief digital officer, or CDO. While the position isn’t exactly new, what’s required of the average CDO is. Gone are the days of being responsible for introducing basic digital capabilities and perhaps piloting a handful of initiatives. The CDO is now a “transformer in chief,” charged with coordinating and managing comprehensive changes that address everything from updating how a company works to building out entirely new businesses. And he or she must make progress quickly.

The CDO role is changing dramatically. Here are the skills today’s world demands…

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