10. Linda Avery

Linda Avery has been Chief Data Officer at telecommunications firm Verizon since August 2019. Educated at Bucknell University, she was previously Chief Data Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In her previous role, she won CDO lub’s Chief Data Officer of the Year 2019, at which time she was praised thusly: “Linda Avery realised early in her career that the difference between success and failure can come down to how you manage data.”