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Making data FAIR

Last month, I examined the importance of improving data literacy and briefly discussed five strategies organisations can employ to help achieve this. For my October piece, I want to build on these concepts and turn my attention to what makes data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable).

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Debunking data analytics myths – Part 1

Experts in the data space know the importance of data and its analysis to help drive business growth and competitive advantage. Of course, data analytics is not something that can just be switched on and happen overnight. It does come with challenges, and overcoming those challenges are instrumental to a project’s success.

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Data is core to EPM

Something my avid readers may not yet know about me is that I have always had a particular interest in the world of Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) – in particular, the role of quality data within this space. In fact, I actually present a detailed lecture on the topic of ‘the role of Business Intelligence …

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Ethics are at the core of the CDO’s responsibilities

Operating in a digital era where data has become a tradeable commodity and quantifying the value of data a business-critical focus, the role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) has come into the limelight sharply over the last few years.

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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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Is there a right or wrong time to hire a CDO?

Having used my past two blog articles to address what a Chief Data Officer (CDO) should be and the value a CDO should offer an organisation, you may now very well be wondering if it is worth your while to hire a CDO.

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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 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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Data vs. Information – a clear difference that matters

Working in the Business Intelligence (BI) space means that we deal with data and information on a daily basis. Our role is to ensure we make sense of all the data and information coming into businesses – to the benefit of our clients’ organisations. What astounds me is that even today there are still some …

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