Chief Analytics Officer

Chief analytics officer (CAO) is a job title for the senior manager responsible for the analysis of data within an organization, such as a listed company or an educational institution. The CAO often reports to the chief executive officer.

This position, along with that of chief information officer has risen to prominence due to the rise in information technology and data acquisition. The two positions are similar in that both deal with information, but the CIO focuses on the infrastructure required for maintaining and communicating information while the CAO focuses on the infrastructure required for generating and analyzing information. A similar position is that of the chief data officer (CDO); while the CDO focuses on data processing and maintenance, the CAO focuses on providing input into operational decisions on the basis of the analysis. As such, the CAO requires experience in statistical analysis and marketing, finance, or operations. The CAO may be a member of the board of directors of the organization, but this is dependent on the type of organization.

No specific qualification is typical of CAOs in general. Many have advanced degrees in statistics, economics, econometrics, marketing, MBA with concentration in Analytical or Quantitative Methods but this is by no means universal. Many were analysts in the past.

Corporate titles
Chief officers
  • President
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Chief Analytics Officer
  • Chief Audit Executive
  • Chief Brand Officer
  • Chief Business Officer
  • Chief Channel Officer
  • Chief Commercial Officer
  • Chief Communications Officer
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Chief Creative Officer
  • Chief Data Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • Chief Knowledge Officer
  • Chief Learning Officer
  • Chief Legal Officer
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Chief Merchandising Officer
  • Chief Networking Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Procurement Officer
  • Chief Product Officer
  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Chief Restructuring Officer
  • Chief Science Officer
  • Chief Stores Officer
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Visionary Officer
  • Chief Web Officer
Other titles
  • Chairman
  • Creative director
  • Executive director
  • General counsel
  • Managing director
  • Non-executive director
  • Manager
  • supervisor
  • Team Lead
  • Board of directors
  • Corporate governance
  • Executive pay
  • Senior management
  • Supervisory board
  • Talent management

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