Salesforce’s Chief Data Officer on Diversity, Becoming an Author and Helping Other Adoptees

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In 2008, the global financial system was in shambles. The vertiginous drop in the stock market had brought Wall Street to its knees.

Years later, in 2014, the reverberations of The Great Recession were still being felt within the walls of Wells Fargo. Global banking regulator The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) introduced regulation 239 to enhance risk management and decision-making processes at large banks.

Wendy Batchelder, Salesforce’s current chief data officer, was leading the corporate risk divisions data office at Wells Fargo at the time and was tasked with complying with the regulation.

“It took us 18 months to get compliant,” she told Adweek.



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