Tag "data strategy"

Building a Community of Chief Data Officers

Data is more strategic than ever before, and data leaders are also increasingly critical to the success of their organizations. Those leaders are now taking on broader and more business-oriented roles, [1] expanding from acting as governance gurus to assuming the mantle of digital innovator, operational optimizer, or analytics champion. With this transformation in mind,... more

Data means business: A practical guide for business leaders who want to learn how to use data strategically

Having spent the better part of my career in the data space—14 years with Pfizer as Director of Global Data Management, and now 9 years with Informatica as VP of Data Governance—data is clearly an area I’m passionate about. So I was intrigued when I heard that someone who I think very highly of—Barry Green,... more

Using Data Issue Management to Solve Problems and Drive Value

In the early days of data governance, the main driver was regulatory: being able to certify that an organization knows where its critical data assets are, has defined ownership for those assets that can attest to their validity, and ultimately avoid risks and fines.  As data governance has evolved, however, it has become much more... more

A Big Thank You to Our Global Partners and Welcome to the Next Phase of Growth with Informatica

This past year has been an incredible year of change, the pandemic being the forcing function. We’ve all had to adjust, adapt, and respond to real and daunting challenges as the world came to a grinding halt then slowly chugged back to productivity, albeit in a remote and virtual fashion. Informatica has been going full... 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

The Changing Role of Data & the Chief Data Officer

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we’ve seen organizations around the globe accelerate their digital transformations. Companies are engaging with their customers in a different way in the new digital world, building new operating models to bring new products and services to market, and even thinking of new business models to execute their new ideas. All... 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