The Rise (and fall) of the Chief Digital Officer

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Chief Digital Officers have made their way into nearly every industry. First they came to media and advertising companies, and now they're coming for finance and fast food.  Nonprofits and municipalities are getting their own CDOs, too.  The country of France has a CDO!

What was the cause of this phenomenon?  More importantly, what does the title actually mean?  Where do CDOs come from, how do they provide value, and how well are they being compensated?

We surveyed 437 VentureBeat readers to give you the ultimate guide to the Chief Digital Officer