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How Chief Digital Officers Promote the Digital Transformation of their Companies

Anna Singh, Thomas Hess

Abstract


Chief Digital Officers (CDOs) are establishing themselves as new executives at the top management level of companies that go through a digital transformation. We present six case studies of CDOs and describe how they fulfill their positions. From these cases, we identify the main factors that drive the employment of CDOs, the three role types that CDOs primarily play and the skills and competencies they should have for each role type.

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ISSN 1540-1960