Category Archive: CIO

The ‘not so obvious’ considerations to see value in information management processes

My previous blog post, that addressed finding a middle ground between data strategy investment and cost, highlighted three key areas that businesses tend to ‘waste’ spend on when it comes to their information management strategy. These included managing excess or duplicated data unnecessarily, trying to keep up with the latest in tech and not paying …

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Data strategy investment vs perceived cost – can they meet in the middle?

As data continues to surge into organisations from all different corners within this digitally transforming world, business decision makers no doubt feel compelled to invest in their data strategies and the technology that supports these, for long-term gain – and rightly so. Enterprise Information Management (EIM) has thus become a critical focus for many business …

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A new world – a new way of upskilling

As the world continues to transform digitally, there is also a growing concern around how to retain the skills needed for the workforce of the future. While some believe technology and robotics may be the answer to the current skills gap, the reality is that human expertise is still needed to program machines.

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Steering the ship to Information Governance

  In sticking with the theme of data governance, where my previous post stressed the importance of producing quality data to reap the benefits of the many tech trends around today – I wanted to use this post to share some practical insights on how information governance can be achieved or addressed, accurately.

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Data should be in the driver seat – here’s how

While talk around digital transformation has been ‘hot on the heels’ for some time now, I often find myself wondering how much of this talk within business is centred around data, and not just technology. Data transformation goes hand in hand with the move to digital and while by default data will become a key …

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Securing an executive chair for the CDO

My previous blog post clearly established that the Chief Data Officer (CDO) should be sitting at the leadership table of any business wanting to truly capitalise on their data assets. But getting this right is no easy task and you are likely wondering how CIOs can make a case for the CDO role – especially …

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The value of the CDO

Chief Data Officer (or CDO) is a term that cropped up during the early 2000s, and two things became apparent to me. First was that many organisations found themselves caught in the ‘hype’ of having a CDO and second, that far too many organisations appointed a CDO without a clearly defined data analytics strategy.

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The data science strategy – part II

The eagerness of how data science can help businesses ‘achieve’ still seems be high on the agenda amongst business and IT leaders that are looking for ways to leverage their data. In fact, many are of the view that ‘if this process can help solve our business challenges and create new opportunities, let’s definitely hire …

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The data science strategy – part I

In the world of BI, it is not rare to hear a professional say ‘I want to become a data scientist’ due to the nature of this field being so new and exciting. As an interdisciplinary profession, which requires a candidate to create value out of data, and create it in a way that businesses …

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