Tag "CIO"

Business Leaders Need Data Literacy and Data Leaders Need Business Literacy

I was at the MIT CDO Symposium in Boston at the end of July, where there was a lot of discussion around the business value of data, and the challenges of cultural and behavioral change. I agree that business leaders need more data literacy. And I also think the corollary is true: data leaders need... more

How the CDO Fits into Your Cloud Evolution

Throughout this series of posts, I’ve emphasized the importance of IT and overall information architecture in the journey to cloud. But as organizations become all-cloud—or more likely, a hybrid mix of cloud and on premises infrastructure—there’s another key stakeholder: the chief data officer. CDO is a relatively new role, and it’s still being distinguished from,... more

The CIO Reading List: The Phoenix Project

The latest book on our CIO Reading List is The Phoenix Project: a novel about IT, DevOps and Helping Your Business Win, by IT veterans Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford. It’s essentially about how to apply lean manufacturing processes to IT operations — but told in a creative, entertaining way. It follows a... more

Informatica Data Transformation | A Guide | Informatica US

Every one of us is going through his or her own version of digital transformation. And we each define that transition differently. For some of Informatica’s customers, digital transformation is figuring out how to get closer to their customers, obtaining that end-to-end view. For others, it’s making sense of the sheer amount of data from... more

Chief Trust Officer: Building Relationships on Trust

When Informatica talks about trust, we’re usually framing it around trusted data. It’s a core element of an enterprise data platfor: Can you trust that the data is accurate, timely, etc.? But then there’s security: Can you trust that your data is secure? In the cloud, on premises, regardless of application, at rest and in... more

‘Backstage’ with the Cubs: How Data Drives Success at Wrigley Field

It’s hard not to like the travel side of my job. I get to meet customers and peers, attend conferences and events, and share experiences around data and digital transformation. But, as a rabid baseball fan, my September trip to Chicago was really special: I took a “backstage” tour of Wrigley Field with Chicago Cubs... more

The Asset You Can’t Ignore

I hear this idea a lot lately: Data, we’ve suddenly realized, is a business asset, a source of potential value. This is certainly true, but a lot of the discussion seems to frame that opportunity as a bonus, something extra. That’s ridiculous. “Making the most of your data” is not the limited province of extra-clever... more