Customer Movers and Shakers: Thank You for Charting New Data Frontiers!

Customer Movers & Shakers – Thank You for Charting New Data Frontiers!

I am fortunate to work closely with Informatica customers. Customers who are defining data governance, bringing meaning to the term “self-service analytics” and championing cross-functional data ownership – with an entrepreneurial mindset. They are not deterred by the complexity of cross-functional projects or… the word no.

Top of mind is Terri Mikol, Director of Data Governance Office at UPMC. I’ll be seeing Terri later this week at the HIMSS Bay Area Meet-up where she is presenting about how she’s helping UPMC to elevate analytics through scalable data governance. Terri has proven that elevating analytics demands data governance and this requires a cross-functional collaborative effort – after all Data Governance IS EVERYONE’s Job!

If you are in the bay area, join us. Register here — We are expecting a full room with over 60 healthcare industry peers signed up to attend!

Terri is not a data newbie, with a history in business intelligence, she is well aware of data challenges and “phone-a-friend” workarounds – you know who I mean;  the friends you have (I hope) that have  all the answers to where data resides, what it means and how you gain access. In 2012, Terri took on the role of developing Data Governance within UPMC. No small task for an organization launching an enterprise analytics imperative. Since then, Terri has led round-tables identifying data issues and fostering business buy-in, built a governance organization model that is being replicated across industries and established data transparency across the enterprise.

Computer World agrees – they recognized Terri’s collaborative and innovative approach – naming her among their 2016 Premier 100  which showcases the strategic thinking of an elite group of technology leaders who are using technology to digitally transform their organizations,” said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld.

As a sneak peek to what you’ll learn about if you join us later this week, Terri revealed her boldest, most out-on-a-limb prediction for IT to Computer World, she said “Transitioning all data-related decisions to the business is elevating the analytics abilities of all UPMC employees and providing IT with additional capacity to focus on technology initiatives instead of tracking down data needs and discrepancies. Many IT professionals in the healthcare industry have careers centered on being the “data guy.” It’s a challenging transition to turn the reins over to the business, but it is essential to do so. There is simply too much data to master and manage.”