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5 Best Reasons to Attend Informatica World 2017

What are the 5 best reasons to attend Informatica World 2017? I knew you were wondering and I’m glad you asked! Of course, this list will be a little different for each person you approach, but I’m happy to share my opinion here. Most would predict that I’d answer with things like “visiting San Francisco”,... more

Next Best Offer – The Missed Potential in Customer Experience

Dear CDOs and CMOs of this world: What is the most significant waste of potential in a customer experience strategy? From my point of view, it is the failure to provide a “next best offer.” Consider what kind of experience a company could provide if they leveraged the potential of the data they already hold... more

Game Changers in Digital Transformation – 5 Reasons to Join Amsterdam Arena for MDM 360 Summit

Moving from digital transformation blabla, to actionable steps, this is one of the key objectives for Informatica’s MDM 360 Summit EMEA on June 7 and 8, in Amsterdam Arena. Where do you stand in the in digital? World Cup, Champions League, first league, second league, amateur? How do you rank compared to competition? Do you... more

The Next Generation of Metadata Management (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, we began with the roots of Metadata Management. In this post, we look at the need to have an enterprise metadata cataloging solution. Big Data’s close relation to Metadata Management Now is the new era of Big Data. This includes the next-generation capabilities of various areas including machine learning, predictive... more

Self Service BI vs Data Governance: How to be “Data Agile” with a Catalog

Business users always had an insatiable hunger for data. They were already discovering and mashing up data from different sources, aggregating them in excel and presenting PowerPoint analysis in the 1990s, albeit with difficulty. Then technology caught up. Self-service Business Intelligence tools like Tableau, Qlikview and more recently Amazon QuickSight made the aggregating, visualizing and sharing... more

5 Ways to Become a Lean, Mean Data Analytics Machine

Having a strong, enterprise-focused data analytics effort means a much greater chance of having above-average growth. Nearly two-thirds of companies with well-established advanced analytics strategies report operating margins and revenues of 15% or more, according to a recent survey published by Forbes Insights and EY. So what makes an organization a well-functioning, data-driven machine? Having... more

Classify to Completion: A Data Cataloging Story

Recently I was speaking to a customer in the financial services industry. He had an interesting requirement. He wanted to classify all data assets in the organization by associating the right semantic label with each data asset. The phrase he used was “classify to completion”. According to him this classification was a key first step in... more

Data Is the New Currency for Digital Transformation

These days, business leaders know that data is important to execute their strategy. That’s true, but it’s still underestimating the importance of data. The information your business generates and accesses is not merely a tool for operational execution. It’s so essential to the success of a modern business that it must be handled as carefully... more

The Role of Data in Digital Transformation in Insurance

Digital Transformation has become a major agenda item for many Insurance institutions. In a recent blog, I looked at Digital Transformation for Retail Banking (link here). In this blog, I wanted to explore what I see happening in the world of Insurance and the role that data plays in this industry. My view has been... more