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IDERA webinar recap: Data architecture and data governance
April 19, 2019

Webinar Recap: Data Architecture and Data Governance

By Melanie Deardorff

Earlier this month, our founder and CEO Kelle O’Neal was the featured speaker on a Data Architecture and Data Governance: A Powerful Data Management Duo webinar. The program was sponsored by IDERA, a company that helps businesses design, develop and deploy enterprise data with productivity tools that can minimize risk and maximize profitability. On the webinar, Kelle talked about the…

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April 16, 2019

Resolving Data Conflicts — It’s Messy, But Essential

By Gretchen Burnham

Last month at Enterprise Data World (EDW), I presented a topic that I’m quite passionate about — Resolving Data Definition Conflicts: A Practical Guide — to a room filled with data management professionals. It was a good-sized crowd that seemed very engaged throughout my talk. And while I’d love to think it was my stellar delivery of the material that…

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Highlights from the 2019 Gartner Data & Analytics Summit
March 27, 2019

Highlights from the 2019 Gartner Data & Analytics Summit

By Czarina Carden

It’s an exciting time to be working in the data industry. Last week, I joined 4,000 enthusiasts at Gartner’s 2019 Data & Analytics Summit in Orlando to learn about major trends, predictions and best practices for creating a future based on trusted data, dependable analytics and transformative insights. Here are a few things I learned at this great event. Leading…

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Why Data Glossaries, Dictionaries and Catalogs Need to Evolve
March 27, 2019

Why Data Glossaries, Dictionaries and Catalogs Need to Evolve

By Anthony Algmin

Data glossaries, dictionaries and catalogs — really, anything that provides context for data — are the bedrock of data governance. These tools have been around for years. But for the sake of modern, effective governance, they will need to evolve, just like our world and our industry are evolving. If we don’t change how we use these tools, we’ll have…

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Celebrate International Women's Day with Kelle O'Neal
March 08, 2019

Celebrate International Women’s Day With Me … and Take Action!

By Kelle O'Neal

Today is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day is a call to action for accelerating gender parity (e.g., comparable incomes, college graduation rates and workforce participation between men and women). This is something I’m passionate about, especially gender parity in the information management industry that I’ve known and…

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Kelle O'Neal's EDGO recap
February 19, 2019

Enterprise Data Governance Online Recap

By Melanie Deardorff

Last month, our Founder and CEO Kelle O’Neal joined DATAVERSITY’s fourth annual Enterprise Data Governance Online event, a full day of live webinar sessions presented by industry experts. EDGO’s format is designed to help anyone working with data to execute and implement a successful data governance program, and First San Francisco Partners is pleased to be, once again, participating in…

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data warehouse and data lake differences Kasu Sista
February 14, 2019

Data Warehouse or Data Lake – Which is Best?

By Kasu Sista

Computers are good at many things, but let’s focus on just two attributes — sorting and searching — and their relationship to data warehouses and data lakes. What I like about these two attributes is their relatability, in that we sort and search for things every day. We might sort books in our bookshelf in alphabetical order. Or if we…

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Bias in Data Handling: A Primer
January 22, 2019

Bias in Data Handling: A Primer

By Deborah Henderson

Bias is something that shapes and colors every aspect of our life. We don’t like to think we are biased, because we would rather be known for our fact-based decision-making and well-informed perspectives. Bias is alive and well in the world of data, too. And though I have read others’ thoughts on this topic, I feel compelled to share mine,…

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Effective Data Governance Answers Questions for Executives
January 17, 2019

Do Your Executives Understand the Value of Data Governance?

By FSFP

Does your organization have the information it needs to make sound, real-time decisions? Is there confidence in your firm’s business reporting? Can you track KPIs? Are you in compliance with global and industry-specific laws related to data? Effective, modern data governance helps you answer these questions. High-quality, governed data is essential to timely and effective decision-making. It’s critical for ensuring…

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Data Management trends and predictions for 2019
December 20, 2018

DIA Webinar Recap: Trends and Predictions for 2019

By Melanie Deardorff

On December 6, Kelle O’Neal and John Ladley were co-presenters on DATAVERSITY’s Trends and Predictions for 2019 webinar. They were joined by Shannon Kempe from DATAVERSITY and data management professionals who were interested in hearing Kelle and John reflect on the past year and how 2018’s key industry learnings could inform and shape 2019. If you’d like to listen to…

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Kelle O'Neal DG Winter keynote
December 19, 2018

The Future of Data Governance is Now

By Kelle O'Neal

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of delivering the keynote at the Data Governance Winter Conference. I’ve been a data governance trainer, practitioner and enthusiast for well over a decade. Yet I can’t recall a period of time that is as exciting, as momentous, and as dynamic as the here and now. Today. Living in a data-never-sleeps reality where…

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Anthony Algmin new hire at First San Franciso Partners
December 18, 2018

Meet Anthony Algmin, FSFP’s Alation Practice Lead

By Melanie Deardorff

Last month, First San Francisco Partners’ Founder and CEO Kelle O’Neal announced that Anthony Algmin was joining the firm to lead our Alation practice, after being an FSFP consultant for several months. (Read our news release here.) Anthony’s new role at FSFP will be to develop our Alation partnership. He will also support the development of our evolving Alation consulting…

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Big Data as a Gateway to Knowledge Management webinar
November 21, 2018

DIA Webinar Recap: Big Data as a Gateway to Knowledge Management

By Melanie Deardorff

Earlier this month, Kelle O’Neal and John Ladley took a fresh look at the topic of knowledge management, covering its history and how it applies today to Big Data and analytics in a Data Insights & Analytics webinar, a partnership with DATAVERSITY. What follows is a brief recap of the Big Data as a Gateway to Knowledge Management webinar. To…

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quality analytics
November 20, 2018

Why Quality Analytics Needs Governance and How to Get Started

By Kelle O'Neal

The shift toward digital business is being fueled by data-driven organizations that are using a broad spectrum of analytical capabilities to inform decision-making. While this work can be exciting and game-changing, there’s an overarching need for a thoughtful strategy and effective framework to govern analytics and enable the data citizen through self-service. Not enough firms are focused on this. We’ve…

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