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Chief Data Officer

Barbara Forth

Chief Data Officer

Office: Hugh Jones Hall 217
Email: [[boforth]]
Phone: 757-221-1644

About Barbara

An accomplished information management leader who has delivered a wide range of IT solutions, Barbara has nearly three decades of experience and expertise in data management, with a focus on business intelligence and analytics, database technology research, business and data architecture and large-scale operations management. 

As CDO, Barbara is responsible for organizing efforts to develop and maintain data in a manner that promotes the routine use of analytics to inform institutional strategy and drive innovation. She also provides oversight to the Institutional Research and Business Intelligence teams in IT. 

Barbara's sincere passion for data comes from the many executive and consulting roles she has held at major financial institutions such as Fidelity Investments, Capital Group, Experian Consumer Services and General Electric. Prior to starting her role as CDO, she owned her own data strategy consulting firm and remains a sought-after speaker at universities and corporations across the United States and in Canada.

Originally from upstate New York, Barbara is a graduate of Syracuse University, but admits that W&M was always her top choice. It may have taken her 40 years, but she’s excited to have finally made it to Williamsburg. 

Read the IT News story from when Barbara was named CDO

Read a Q&A Barbara did with EWSolutions