Tag "Data Governance"

Big Data in Financial Services: From Buzz Word to Business Benefits

The global financial services industry processes hundreds of billions of transactions daily. From managing ATM withdrawals and insurance policies to administering payments and buying and issuing securities—financial services institutions generate massive volumes of structured and unstructured data. But what good is all this data if it sits in silos, or if it can’t be used... more

Being a Customer Centric Digital Company – RCS Mediagroup

Attending the Gartner MDM Summit in London at the O2, I had the opportunity to hear from Italy’s leading media group RCS Media how they executed a MDM program, powered by Informatica. Giovanbattista Angelini, IT Demand Manager Digital Development  presented how he and his team put a 360 view of the customer into action. The... more

Data Maturity Checklist: How Do You Compare?

Organizations around the world are either beginning to, or have already, accepted that data management can be a key differentiator. At Informatica World Tours, Informatica’s senior executives are sharing four key trends that are influencing data management strategies: Explosion in data New types of data Increase of data in the cloud Increase in the number... more

The Evolving Chief Data Officer Role: Driving Revenue and Profitability

Somebody at a conference once said to me: “Nobody knows what the role of a Chief Data Officer is, and if they did, they would not take the job!” That was 18 months ago, and even though the definition of the CDO role has clarified a great deal, but the improved role clarity has not reduced the challenge one iota.

Building Capabilities That Future Proof Your Data Management Investment

I had the pleasure of attending a presentation by a vice president of a regional bank. He led the presentation with this statement, “What is important to our customer is important to our Bank”. Customer success is a key factor for any business, but banks are finding it necessary to compete in today’s environment. This... more

Transformation Competency: It’s Time to Get Good at It

This is the third of three posts covering the core aspects of the next-generation integration competency center that we’re calling Enterprise Data Competency. In previous posts, we started with integration competency—the basic but increasingly challenging task of making all your data streams play nicely together—and then moved to information competency, which is the ability to... more

Information Competency: Some Data Just Matters More

This is the second of three collaborative posts (Part I) in which David Lyle, Rob Karel and I take an introductory look at the next-generation Integration Competency Center that we’re calling Enterprise Data Competency (EDC). Our first post discussed integration competency, and the need for agility despite escalating complexity. We also considered that most businesses... more

How Cleveland Clinic Made the Business Case to Invest in Data Governance for Analytics

When talking to customers about analytics, I am frequently asked about how to build the business case for data governance for analytics initiatives. That is a great question and my first response is that it is always easier to design it in up front than to try to retrofit it after the fact. But, let’s get back to the question.