Ex-Arup Group CDO’s appointment strengthens Data Leaders standing as leading intelligence service for Chief Data Officers and their leadership teams.

Volker Buscher will spearhead Data Leaders’ initiative on data-enabled sustainability which will empower CDOs to leverage data effectively to drive sustainability outcomes.

19th March 2024, London, UK – Data Leaders™, a leading intelligence and service provider to Chief Data Officers (CDOs) and their leadership teams, has announced the appointment of Volker Buscher as the Chief Data Officer at Data Leaders. His appointment marks a significant milestone for the organisation, reflecting Data Leaders’ ongoing commitment to excellence in the field of data leadership.

Volker joins with an impressive track record, having previously served as Group CDO, Arup and has long been a valued contributor to the Data Leaders community both as a client and as an advisory board member. His extensive experience and enthusiasm are invaluable assets that further strengthen Data Leaders’ standing as an indispensable resource for CDOs and their leadership teams.

Reflecting on his appointment, Volker shared, “My engagement with Data Leaders began during my tenure as Group CDO, Arup, where I found the membership to be exceptionally beneficial. When I first attended Data Leaders Guild Think Tank, I felt like I had met my tribe. I am now looking forward to creating more value for Data Leaders members as we continue to support them in navigating the quickly-evolving data and AI landscape.”

In his new role, Volker will lead the company’s initiative on Sustainability, collaborating closely with Data Leaders researcher Dr. Kamila Pope. Their joint efforts will focus on empowering CDOs to leverage data effectively to drive sustainability outcomes.

Furthermore, Volker’s extensive expertise in Strategy, Leadership, Value Creation, Data Literacy, Culture, and Engagement will be instrumental in the company’s continued growth and success. His vision for working alongside the community of CDOs to co-create impactful insights within the peer network underscores Data Leaders’ mission to deliver excellence to its community.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with remarkable CDOs and to co-create meaningful insights within our network. There is much to accomplish and enjoy,” Volker remarked.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Volker Buscher as he embarks on this new journey with Data Leaders.

About Data Leaders

Data Leaders optimises the performance of data, analytics and AI functions by providing best practices, intelligence and services for Chief Data Officers and their teams. We provide a trusted, vendor-free environment to unlock the collective expertise of data leaders around the world to build value at scale.

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