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Conference review

The thin line between CIO and CDO

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Chief Data Officer (CDO) are both executives that work in related domains within the organisation, unlike CFOs, CMOs and other executives that have distinct areas of responsibility. Both deal with data and information in one way or another. This means that their roles are often seen, and expressed, …

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Health Data Analytics 2016

I had the privilege and pleasure to attend HISA’s Health Data Analytics conference in Brisbane on 11 and 12 October 2016. What follows is this particular BI and Analytics consultant’s impressions and insights from the conference in terms of the main themes covered and the messages and impressions I take away, again from my particular …

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Data and Information Assembly Australia

It’s been quite a while since I’ve last done a conference review, but last week I attended the Data and Information Assembly Australia. With a subtitle like “There and Back Again with Data Management” there were quite a few interesting topics covered. Organised and run by the ARK Group, it was a pretty smooth affair.

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SAP APJ FKOM 2014 – Feedback

I recently attended the 2014 SAP APJ (Asia-Pacific-Japan) Field Kick-Off conference in Singapore. It is an annual regional event held by SAP to kick-start the year for sales staff and partner channels combined. Other similar regional events are held in China (recently split off from APJ), Europe and the Americas. It is very interesting how …

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Driving Data Governance from BI Strategy

Data governance plays a key role in managing the data resource of the organisation. It is necessary in strategic data-related initiatives such as master data management, data consolidation, database re-platforming, and of course, enterprise-wide business intelligence (BI). A data governance program is quite extensive and hard to implement. My proposition here is that the implementation …

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Driving value from business analytics

Business analytics lies at the intersection of four disciplines, namely business strategy, business analysis, business intelligence and advanced analytics. In order to provide value to the organisation, business analytics have to serve a purpose, deliver new insights, be actionable, and in some cases also be very dynamic. This post is a high level summary of …

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Future Enterprise 2013

Future Enterprise 2013 had a good line-up of international experts and local thought leaders, thought-provoking panel discussions and good networking opportunities. As has become their trademark, Daniel McMurray and Jenny McLellan of Enterprise IQ ran the event like clockwork, with the usual soft ROIs too…. held in one of Sydney’s iconic hotels, good barista coffee …

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ROI on BI

I recently lead a round table discussion on “Revamping your EDW and BI initiatives to Capture ROI” at the Marcus Evans Australian CIO Summit on the Gold Coast. I thought I would start the discussion by asking “What measures are you using to gauge the ROI of your BI initiatives?” Can you imagine my surprise …

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Evolution of Information Management

A short while ago I had the privilege of chairing the ARK Group’s event in Melbourne on the Continual Evolution of Information Management and Governance. This was really an apt title for this event. In the last few years with the increased interest in cloud, mobile, real-time and big data we have in fact seen …

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Enterprise IQ MDM and Data Governance Summit

Last week I attended the MDM and Data Governance Summit Asia Pacific 2013 in Sydney, organised by Enterprise IQ. Over the two days MDM was covered extensively and in depth, with a solid dose of Data Governance thrown in. With so many good sessions, it is quite a challenge to provide a thorough summary as well …

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