Deutsche Bank has appointed its first-ever Chief Data Officer, the former BT CIO and chief scientist JP Rangaswami. [Also read: Chief Data Officer salary and job description - What's the role of the CDO and how much does a Chief Data Officer get paid?]

The bank said that Rangaswami, who will be based in London, will "play a key role in standardising the bank's processes, tools and governance around information and in supporting its digital strategy".

Starting his new role in January 2015, the former economist and financial journalist will report to Global CIO and co-head of Group Technology and Operations Kim Hammonds, and fellow global GTO co-head Jim Turley.

Hammonds said: "JP has a track record of partnering closely with senior business leaders to deliver innovation. He will help drive competitive advantage by deepening the bank's insights into clients and markets, while enhancing its data quality and controls."

Deutsche Bank has made a number of senior appointments since Hammonds moved from Boeing in November last year. In May Michael Grimaldi joined from Goldman Sachs as CIO of Deutsche Bank's corporate banking and securities and global transaction banking division, while ex-RBS CIO for corporate and institutional banking Scott Marcar joined as head of IT infrastructure in August.

Praised by CEO Marc Benioff as an "enthusiastic rare talent and true innovator" - Rangaswami wrote a well-received article for CIO UK in April 2013 about the Internet of Everything and tweeting tweets.