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How to successfully deliver a corporate data quality program - Sherry Michaels interview

How to successfully deliver a corporate data quality program - Sherry Michaels interview

What does it take to deliver a large, complex data quality initiative in a heavily regulated industry? How do you get senior leaders bought-in and data stewards empowered?

These are just some of insights shared by Sherry Michaels, currently Data Quality Program Manager for The Hartford, and a data quality leader for over a decade.

Sherry has 3 decades of insurance experience and talks openly about the practical techniques she has adopted to help mature data quality, data governance and data stewardship across her past projects.

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EU Data Protection Interview with Daragh O Brien

EU Data Protection Interview with Daragh O Brien

The new EU data protection regulations are causing quite a stir and will impact not just EU countries but also non-EU organisations.

Just what these impacts will be and how to prepare requires considerable planning so I caught up with data protection and data quality expert Daragh O Brien of Castlebridge Associates to find out more.

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Maturing Global Data Quality and Data Governance: Interview with Matt Smith of Covidien

Maturing Global Data Quality and Data Governance: Interview with Matt Smith of Covidien

How do you go about maturing data governance and data quality in a large, global organisation?

In this interview we hear from Matt Smith, Data Quality and Data Governance Manager at Covidien who has been helping his organisation grow data quality and governance capabilities whilst delivering tangible results.

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Tech Briefing: Data Quality for the Business with Diaku Axon

Tech Briefing: Data Quality for the Business with Diaku Axon

In this tech briefing, we learned how Diaku Axon, a distinctive data governance-driven solution, brings context and understanding of how data quality affects the business by embedding a variety of data governance and data quality related functions within the business itself.
 

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How to Design, Build and Execute a Data Governance Framework; interview with Guy Harvey

How to Design, Build and Execute a Data Governance Framework; interview with Guy Harvey

One of the most rewarding aspects of running Data Quality Pro is getting to meet practitioners who are maturing their organisational approach to data quality and data governance. 

It's particularly rewarding when we meet practitioners who are achieving these objectives in the not-for-profit sector as in the case of our latest interview with Guy Harvey, a data governance practitioner who has been helping Sanctuary Housing roll out an entire data governance framework.

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How to Align Data Quality and Data Governance - The Mark Allen interview

How to Align Data Quality and Data Governance - The Mark Allen interview

As organisations mature they invariably wish to extend the reach of their data quality and data governance initiatives but how can they do this effectively? How can they ensure that there is no overlap and that everyone is focused on the same goal? 

In this interview with expert Mark Allen we explore how various business and IT alignment issues impact ability to successfully execute enterprise data governance and data quality programs. Mark also provides insights for how to address these alignment issues.

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Data Governance From The Inside Out (It's All About The Business)

Data Governance From The Inside Out (It's All About The Business)

Why do so many organisations falter with data governance at the first attempt? 

In this article, Data Governance practitioner Patrick Dewald of Diaku draws on his industry experience to put forward alternative approaches and some useful questions to help you create success in your data governance programme.

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Exploding the Myth of “Data is an Asset”

Exploding the Myth of “Data is an Asset”

"Data is an Asset" is one of those terms that frequently gets bandied around within management circles but is there a reality gap between intent and execution?

In this guest post from expert panellist and director of Diaku, Patrick Dewald, we get an insiders view on some of the myths and paradoxes of data strategy. Patrick also shares  insights on where organisations possibly need to refocus their efforts.

  

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Beyond Data Governance: Discussing the Evolution of Data Governance, featuring Patrick Dewald and Darius Clayton of Diaku

Beyond Data Governance: Discussing the Evolution of Data Governance, featuring Patrick Dewald and Darius Clayton of Diaku

What is it like to deliver data governance capabilities into large organisations on the front-line and what should organisations be doing to go beyond Data Governance?

These are just some of the topics I put to Data Governance practitioners Patrick Dewald and Darius Clayton. They form part of the team at Diaku, a company that specialises in Data Governance services but who have also been winning praise for their innovative Axon Data Governance software.

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How to Use Data Migration as a Springboard for Ongoing Data Quality Management, with Bryn Davies

How to Use Data Migration as a Springboard for Ongoing Data Quality Management, with Bryn Davies

Bryn Davies of Infoblueprint, a South African consultancy ​specialising in Data Quality, Governance and Data Migration services, provides a range of tips for helping project teams to "bed down" data quality and governance capabilities that are sustained long after the migration is completed.

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