In the middle of the last decade, it became fashionable for large organisations to appoint a chief digital officer (CDO). Their main role was to develop and implement an organisation’s digital strategy, particularly when “digital transformation” became the buzzword.

That has also meant the role existed in a silo, requiring buy-in from other executives. Today, the CDO role has largely broken out of its silo, as its purpose becomes part of every executive role in an enterprise. And that means it may eventually become a redundant role...

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