Why “Data Ownership” Matters

Ownership rules In Understanding data ownership in the data lake Elizabeth Koumpan, Executive Architect at IBM, writes: Depending on the organizational point of view, different ownership rules may apply in different situations to data. It is a tricky part when we deal with Data ownership while using external sources, especially if we use social data […]

On Building a “Data Culture” in a Real Organization

In How to build a sustainable, value-focused data culture, Jodi Morton and Robert Parr discuss the role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) in financial services firms. They state that the push for improved data governance needs to evolve from being reactive and regulation-driven to becoming more integrated with both the firm’s operations and its […]

Why Measure the Value of an Organization’s Information?

Information value CTOvision.com recently posted an interesting article by John Mancini titled Putting a value on your company information. In it Mancini says, … it is imperative that standard models to measure information are introduced as a matter of urgency in this digital age. But two major hurdles stand in the way: how to measure […]

How Much “Data Science” Do You Really Need?

Is it really true that “Nearly two-thirds of big data projects will fail to get beyond the pilot and experimentation phase in the next two years, and will end up being abandoned,” as suggested by Steve Ranger last year in Your big data projects will probably fail, and here’s why?  My take: to be successful […]

Building a Realistic and Effective Data Program Governance Strategy

In Six Data Management Steps To Consider Before An Administration Shift William Sullivan of Cloudera lists the following steps government agency executives need to consider before the new Administration arrives: Take a close look at the data you have available. Is it the right type of data that allows you to see trends and stumbling […]

Thinking About “Data Program Governance”

Elevator pitch One phrase in regular rotation in my elevator pitch is “data program governance.” What does that mean? The individual words are straightforward: Data includes any kind of data such as numeric, financial, textual, image, or meta. Program means an organized set of activities designed to accomplish a defined set of objectives. Governance means […]