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Secrets of an Intelligent Master Data Management Strategy

If you are defining or re-thinking your Master Data Management (MDM) strategy, you have probably wondered how you can make your MDM journey successful for you, your team and your organization. Wouldn’t it be great to learn from people and organizations who have successfully gone through this before? Tom Gottweis, MDM – expert and Head... more

Analytics Results May Reflect the Wrong Definition of Success

Everyone wants their businesses to become data-driven enterprises. The potential rewards are to compelling to ignore – including improved visibility into customers, markets and operations, the ability to predict what’s coming, and new paths to innovation. However, as with all good things, there’s a risky side as well – namely, that business leaders may drink... more

Defining the Role of Chief Data Officer (CDO): Process and Data Ownership

*Guest post by Barry Green, Chief Data Officer (Interim) at Bank of Ireland Policy Next Steps Many assume that the Chief Data Officer’s (CDO) policy and data management are relatively well understood. This broadly includes governance, quality and controls, modelling & architecture, usage & flows and key domains. It is the ‘how’, which causes the issues. This... more

The Factory of the Future is Fueled by Data

For years, the big data and data analytics revolutions have been associated with offices – the tools and platforms of executives, analysts and knowledge workers. But in the background, big data and data analytics has been gradually building capabilities in another critical part of the enterprise – the factory floor. Data-driven transformation is playing a... more

If Going Digital Is All About Change, Why Are We All So Useless At It?

The human psyche is designed for emergency braking. It’s not so good at long-term self-preservation. Humans aren’t great at long-term preservation. As a society, we are prone to procrastinate, go with the status quo and not upset processes. I can feel a few of you getting ready to hit the ‘comment’ button… but before you... more