How to Build a Cloud Data Lake You Can Trust

When I was at Informatica World 2018 in May, I had the chance to talk to a lot of our customers. Whether I was speaking with IT leaders, business leaders, or both, one of the most common challenges that came up was how to build a cloud-based data lake the right way. In short, the... more

The CIO Reading List: The Startup Way

Eric Ries’ first book, The Lean Startup, was a must-read for every tech entrepreneur at a newly launched business. Now he’s shifted focus to the established enterprise. His second book, The Startup Way, is aimed squarely at leaders driving change and institutionalizing innovation in large organizations. It’s a practical resource, packed with field-tested advice on... more

Strategy Alone Doesn’t Matter

If you have a Data-driven Strategy, or any kind of strategy, it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a way to put it into action! When I was working at Wells Fargo a few years ago in Enterprise Architecture, the CEO, John Stumpf, made the point in this quote “We always say we could leave... more

Bolstering Google Cloud Data Readiness with Informatica

Google Cloud Next has grown into a large cloud industry event with more than 25,000 people gathered at the conference in San Francisco this July. Google is investing heavily in bringing its data innovations to Google Cloud and growing the Google Cloud partner ecosystem. Since Diane Greene joined Google Cloud 2 years ago, Google has... more

Two CIOs, One Perspective on Data Strategy

Informatica recently published a Data Strategy Playbook to help CIOs create a comprehensive and successful data strategy that connects all the data across their enterprise. I had the chance to sit down with one of the contributors, Monsanto CIO Jim Swanson, to talk about what does and doesn’t work in building an effective data strategy.... more