Tag "Data Governance"

Keys to Improving Data Literacy in Today’s Data-Driven Enterprises

Across every industry from financial services to healthcare, companies are creating, storing, analyzing, and leveraging data more than ever before to combat fraud, find new cures to deadly diseases, and automate entire industries with data-powered artificial intelligence and machine learning robotics.  Modern data integration, data quality, and data engineering technologies have made it easier than... more

Financial Services: The Importance of Informatica’s Intelligent Data Management Cloud

Financial services organizations cannot afford to take short cuts when it comes to managing data for their business needs. Whether you are a credit union, a life insurance company, a retail brokerage, or a Global Systemically Important Bank (G-SIB), it is critically important to ensure every business unit, application, and end user has access to... more

2021 Data Management Predictions for Financial Services

The new year brings new challenges and opportunities across the financial services industry as banks, brokerages, and life and P&C insurance companies prepare to enter it with enthusiasm and caution. To help shed some light on what might be in store, I’ve compiled a list of the top predictions in 2021 across financial services:  The... more

A Toast to Our Intelligent Data Disruptors This Holiday Season

As the end of 2020 approaches and the holiday season is in full swing, we’re raising our glasses to celebrate our Informatica customers—our Intelligent Data Disruptors. Our customers have made 2020 a monumental year with their data-driven initiatives. Here are a few success stories we’re excited to shine some extra light on this holiday season:... more

Women in Data: How Leaders Are Driving Success

As organizations across the board face new challenges in these disruptive times, now more than ever data leaders need strategies that deliver business value. In conversations with customers, I’ve heard first-hand how important it is to create a data strategy that’s based on business outcomes. To develop these strategies and succeed in the digital age,... more

The Data Governance Journey: One Purposeful Step at a Time

I recently had conversations with several data governance leaders who expressed concerns related to the scope of work involved in launching a data governance program. There are plenty of books and white papers promoting examples of robust programs with huge teams. And plenty of technology vendors, anxious to impress, tout the robust features available to solve... more

Chief Data Officers: A Financial Services Perspective

In my last blog, I wrote about the challenges and opportunities for the four archetypes of data leadership identified in IDC’s state of the chief data officer (CDO) survey [1] commissioned by Informatica. In this blog, I will look at the priorities and challenges reported by chief data officers in the financial services industry. The... more

We Get by With a Little Help From our Data Management Friends… and Star Trek

If you’re like me, you’ve been sheltering in place at home for the past eight months and you’re on your fourth round of watching “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Okay, maybe that’s just me, but if there’s one thing I take away from 2020, it’s that when times are uncertain, we can always lean on... more

Great Customer Experience in Financial Services Starts with Fit for Use Data

We all know that customer experience is pivotal for attracting and retaining customers in the banking industry. I recently had an interaction with my bank that brought this home in a big way. A few weeks ago, my iPhone’s Face ID failed to work, causing me to be locked out of my bank’s services. As... 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