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08 October 2019


There is a general perception across organizations, including at the United Nations, that the topic of data should be managed and led by “IT” or “technical” people. In the UN, data is usually associated with the Office of Information and Communications Technology and Information Management teams located in various departments.

As the UN’s Chief Information Technology Officer, I believe that perception must change.