Tag Archive: data governance

Building a Data Lake

The engineering analogy to building a data lake carries quite well. Putting a data lake in place is about as complex as building a man-made lake – there are so many aspects to consider. In this post I comment on some of the wisdom that have been published about building and populating data lakes. At …

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Data Quality is in the Eye of the Beholder

At a very high level, data quality initiatives aim to ensure that the right data gets used by the right people to make good business decisions. There are various dimensions by which we can measure how “right” the data is. If we consider the value of the data – in terms of who uses it …

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Implementing Self-Service BI

In a previous blog, I discussed how to make self-service BI more appealing to the users, given that it allows an organisation to access and work with corporate information without the IT department’s involvement. So following on, I now examine the aspects that need to be considered in order to implement self-service BI effectively. Getting …

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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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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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Big Data and MDM

Big Data and MDM Master Data Management

In preparation for Enterprise IQ’s upcoming 8th Annual MDM & Data Governance Summit, I have been researching the touch points between Big Data and Master Data Management (MDM). To set the context, at the recent Gartner MDM Summit, research vice presidents Andrew White and John Radcliffe stated that the increased popularity of social media, cloud …

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HISA Big Data 2013 Conference

I was fortunate to attend the HISA Big Data in Health and Biomedicine conference in Melbourne. The HISA conference is one of my favourites, because you get to hear about all the interesting and challenging applications of analytics in this intrinsically rewarding field. Last year the conference was about Data Governance, with Big Data featuring …

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BI Sponsorship

There are many routes to end up with a BI sponsorship in your lap. You could have inherited the sponsorship of a BI project from a predecessor. You could have been appointed to fill the position. You could have been “volunteered” by not necessarily well-meaning peers, or… you may have grabbed the BI sponsorship role …

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HISA Data Governance Conference

Last week I attended the Data Governance conference organized by the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) in Melbourne. The conference was very well organized, and there were interesting papers, all of a very high quality. In this post I will reflect on the highlights for me as a BI-focussed person.

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