Topic "Data Governance & Privacy"

Reflections on a Year of Empowerment—Creating Value from Trusted Data at McGraw- Hill Education

In January of this year, I introduced a new webinar series featuring data governance leaders who are empowering their organizations with trusted data. As part of that series, I’ve had the privilege to sit down each and every month with a collection of experts to highlight their journey, showcase their success, and share their insights on how to get the... more

Chief Data Officers: The Opportunity for Greater Data Use

In my recent blog post, I wrote about the priorities and challenges of chief data officers (CDOs) in the financial services industry, as reported in IDC’s state of the chief data officer (CDO) survey commissioned by Informatica.[1] In this blog, I will look at the opportunity for greater use of the data collected by organizations.... more

Migrating to the Cloud with Trust to Accelerate Value through Innovation

Is the cloud a great opportunity? Yes, when made safe outside the firewall The current state of explosive data creation and digital use across the world has disrupted business as usual and is driving a true paradigm shift to what Informatica calls Data 4.0. In the new world of AI-driven intelligence and automation, Data 4.0... more

3 Keys to Effective Data Governance in Healthcare

Data. Governance. Two words. Fourteen letters. Loaded with history and pain. The label “data governance” carries with it a lot of baggage in healthcare organizations. Most agree that healthcare data is poorly understood and inadequately documented, and that the resulting reporting and analysis is unreliable and can’t be trusted. This causes frustration among managers and... more

Are You Ready to Execute Your Data Strategy?

As the pace of industry disruption and company transformation accelerates, ad hoc initiatives and one-off projects around data and analytics aren’t enough for sustainable success. You need a data strategy that will provide a foundation for the future, one that will democratize data and build a strong culture where every employee thinks about data as... more

Democratize Data to Empower your Organization and Unleash More Value

Today many businesses are fortunate to have an abundance of valuable data that can enable increased intelligence and drive new revenue when put to proper use. Whether improving customer loyalty programs, applying analytics to understand consumer and organizational behavior, developing new products and services from insights, or to simply innovate faster, data is the lifeblood... more

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