Topic "Data Governance & Privacy"

The Business Value of Data Governance: Describing “What’s in It for Me?”

“What’s in it for me?” As a CDO, that’s the key question you need to answer when building out your data governance strategy. In my work with customers, everyone from C-level executives to data practitioners describes a new charter within data governance. While controlling risk and overseeing compliance are still priorities, CDOs are now also... more

Data Governance & Privacy Best Practices to Lower Risk and Drive Value

Today’s business leaders—which includes chief data officers, line of business owners, and other enterprise data stewards—are being asked to uncover more value from enterprise data. Of course, the most valuable insights often come from using data that is valuable in itself, providing a target for abuses internally and potential exfiltration to bad actors, if not governed appropriately. Keeping data safe... more

Change Management: A Critical Component for Sustainable Enterprise Data Strategy

Nobody ever said data strategy is easy. Data strategy itself encompasses data governance, data management, and internal alignment with enterprise business goals. That doesn’t mean that there haven’t been many efforts to summarize ‘the top five steps to a data strategy’ or ‘data strategy made easy’. Even the latest AI-assisted software tools, although they help tremendously in terms of centralizing definitions, visualizing data lineage, and standardizing processes, don’t help with the ‘soft’ pieces... more

To Ensure Data is a Strategic Asset at Deutsche Leasing, Collaboration is Key

For alignment, collaboration is king. It’s the lynchpin to success with data governance. To scale properly, and to ensure that silos are broken (or better yet, never happen to begin with), business and IT professionals need to come together when operationalizing enterprise data governance programs. When the charter of that program is to ensure that data can and... more

Navigating the “Seven C’s” of Selecting the Right Data Governance Partner

The focus for the majority of my Informatica blog posts so far this year has been to highlight interviews with our data governance customers, to share their opinions and introduce their story. It’s all part of a new program that we’re calling the Data Empowerment Experts, a series of monthly webinars that let you hear... more

Informatica’s Data Governance Framework

Co-authored with Mary Wilson, Principal Consultant in Informatica Advisory Service. “Just enough” data governance is an efficient path to enterprise data governance that starts by building early credibility in a strategically chosen area—and using it as a springboard to further success.  Recently there has been much discussion surrounding Predictive Analytics, Self-Serve Analytics, Data Democratization, and more,... more

A Lesson on Focus and Foundation: How the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Has Established a Governance Framework for Success

Any time that your organization’s value proposition is centered on safety, then trust must be critical to your success: Trust in results. Trust in data. Trust in your ability to deliver on that promise of ensuring that everyone and everything is protected. That’s certainly the case of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) in... more

A Perfect Storm: The “New Normal” in Business and CCPA Compliance Enforcement

Today we’re operating in what many are calling the “new normal,” with businesses adjusting to a reality of remote workforces, business continuity concerns, and increased attacks from those wishing to exploit vulnerabilities as we transform operating models to stay safe and healthy while remaining productive during a global pandemic.  But even before today, pressures to maintain data privacy were already top of mind, thanks... more

Data Democratization Starts with Data Governance & Privacy

We’ve seen a tremendous amount of innovation in data and analytics over the last 20 years. From Data 1.0, where data was limited to bespoke applications. To Data 2.0, where data was unlocked and brought in for enterprise reporting, data warehouses, and data marts. To Data 3.0, where organizations started innovating with broad-based data-driven transformations.... more