This year Dr. Richard Y. Wang, director of the Massachusetts Information Technology (MIT) Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Information Quality Program (CDOIQ), founded the Institute for Chief Data Officers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Dr. Wang is a pioneer and leader in the research and practice of CDO. He conceived and chaired the Inaugural MIT-Army CDO Forum and established the forum as an annual event at MIT. In addition, he has been chairing the Annual MIT CDOIQ Symposium since 2007.
From 2009 to 2011, Dr.Wang served as the Deputy CDO and Chief Data Quality Officer of the U.S. Army, for which he received letters of appreciation from the Army’s Chief Information Officer and the CIO at the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Dr. Wang has been instrumental in the establishment of the Ph.D. and Master of Science in Information Quality degree program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. With the founding of this institute and the dedication of this professor, Dr. Wang is taking the CDO education to an unprecedented level of excellency.