A robust discussion opened up at a recent MIT conference on information quality when one delegate asked the presenters, "Why would anyone want to be a CDO [chief data officer]?" Others said the role was "boring" and "a thankless job".
“Being in data architecture is like running into a brick wall every day of your life,” said a delegate. One of the presenters, Noetic Partners' Justin Magruder, replied: “You have IT over here saying ‘Why is this job needed?’ And business over here saying, ‘Why is this guy not more effective?'"
Website crn.com has the 3m24s video of the discussion here.