In today’s special Cloud Wars Live podcast, Bob Evans and chief information officer and chief data officer Ajay Sabhlok, Rubrik, discuss the need for chief information officer (CIO) and chief data officer (CDO) collaboration, Rubrik’s experience going data-driven, and the impact of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI).
AI’s Transformative Landscape
The Big Themes
- CIO and CDO roles: When the roles of CIO and CDO are separate, each can have its own priorities. A strong collaboration between the two should be encouraged to help align these priorities and increase focus on what benefits the business, even if the timing of returns varies.
- Data-driven transformation: Transitioning to a data-driven company has been pivotal for Rubrik. By embracing data-driven insights, it’s gained a deeper understanding of its business operations, identified challenges such as data quality and financial health, and empowered employees with actionable insights.
- Future of GenAI: Beyond productivity gains, GenAI holds the potential to fundamentally transform businesses by systematically eliminating hurdles and solving previously unsolvable problems. Data quality is an area that GenAI might have a significant impact on down the line.
The Big Quote: “…I talk to all the business leaders [and ask things like] ‘What is it about your business that bothers you, or you wish you could improve further?’ I think you start with those kinds of statements. Because then you can quickly translate that back into a series of data fragments that. . . turn into metrics, get aggregated, and then finally get enabled to help the business leader with some stories.”
Want to know more?
Check out how artificial intelligence impacts the future of work and the C-Suite Global AI Indicator Report (gated).