Tag "data strategy"

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

Chief Data Officers (CDOs): The New Business Leaders

IDC’s State of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) survey [1] commissioned by Informatica found that CDOs are the new business leaders. (Traditionally, CDOs are senior executives who are responsible for data governance and management.) In the survey, nearly 60 percent of CDOs report to a business leader, and the most common organizational hierarchy structure is reporting into... more

CDO Leadership Skills That Matter

In this era of data-driven business initiatives, many chief data officers (CDO) are focused on driving new revenue opportunities, increasing efficiencies, and reducing costs as much as minimizing risk and ensuring compliance. Data governance and data management strategies often center on delivering greater value to the business. But even the best-designed strategy may fail if... more