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Angie Pribor, FSFP consultant
August 15, 2018

Women in Information Management: Angie Pribor

By FSFP

We’re continuing our Women in Information Management series with a profile on Angie Pribor. As a senior consultant, practitioner, advocate and speaker, Angie relies on her deep experience in business-focused information and data management to inform the work she does today for First San Francisco Partners’ clients. We asked Angie to share her thoughts about working in this industry and…

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DI&A Webinar: CDO vs. CAO – What’s the Difference?
July 19, 2018

DIA Webinar Recap: CDO vs. CAO — What’s the Difference?

By Melanie Deardorff

Our July DATAVERSITY webinar, CDO vs. CAO — What’s the Difference?, focused on two key roles in the world of information management, the Chief Data Officer and the Chief Analytics Officer. Webinar presenters Kelle O’Neal and John Ladley talked about the digital and data-driven evolution of the C-Suite, the typical organizational structure and functions of a CDO and CAO and…

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minimum viable state article by kelle o'neal
July 09, 2018

A Minimum Viable State and Why Information Management Programs Need It

By Kelle O'Neal

The term Minimum Viable Product, with its roots in the software industry, has been part of the lexicon for some time now. Its meaning: something that provides the most basic functionality and value to satisfy early adopters. There’s a similar concept in First San Francisco Partners’ methodology and approach, the Minimum Viable State (MVS). We define MVS as the essential…

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California Consumer Privacy Act and Data Protection
June 29, 2018

California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 vs. GDPR

By Malcolm Chisholm

On June 28, Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018 into law, considered by many to be one of the toughest data privacy laws in the U.S. Overview of CCPA The CCPA protects Californians’ rights to have access to and to delete the data companies collect about them. It also allows them to opt out of…

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Focus on Ethics in Data Governance
June 28, 2018

It’s Time to Focus on Ethics in Data Governance

By Deborah Henderson

Ethical handling of data has historically been considered by the IT community to be the concern of public policy. Government, on the other hand, has assumed that the IT community was largely self-policing and the issues were …well… techy and complex. Historically, this has led to neither side fully addressing the considerations and complexities of ethical controls on data activities….

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DIA Webinar with FSFP and DATAVERSITY
June 25, 2018

DIA Webinar Recap: Top 5 Priorities for an Analytics Leader

By Melanie Deardorff

On June 7, FSFP consultant and data management veteran John Ladley and industry leader, speaker and author Anthony Algmin spoke to a group of  professionals who were dialed into the Top 5 Priorities for an Analytics Leader DATAVERSITY webinar. This month’s educational webinar, which was sponsored by Looker and Datawatch, focused on growing the audience’s understanding of the pivotal role and…

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What is metagovernance
June 21, 2018

Metagovernance for Collibra: Why Governing Governance is Critical

By FSFP

“Metagovernance” — or governing governance — is a concept that our Chief Innovation Officer Malcolm Chisholm has been discussing with our clients, particularly those who are using Collibra’s data governance platform. We asked Malcolm for an overview of the metagovernance concept, and here’s what he had to share. Why is metagovernance important? Companies that have a data governance program in…

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DGIQ 2018 conference recap
June 19, 2018

DGIQ 2018 Conference Recap

By Czarina Carden

Another month, another conference, another recap — this time highlighting the Data Governance and Information Quality (DGIQ) Conference. As a first-timer, I was excited about the focused agenda dedicated entirely to data governance and data quality topics, segmented by diverse offerings (50-minute sessions, three-hour tutorials, two-day seminars, etc.) with learnings for attendees across all maturity levels. This long-established conference is…

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May 25, 2018

5 Ways to Fast Track Business Value Out of Collibra’s GDPR Accelerator

By FSFP

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which went into effect today on May 25, is bringing its data protection guidelines to US-based companies that do business in the European Union. For organizations who depend on Collibra — or for those considering implementing this data governance platform — Collibra’s GDPR Accelerator can fast track companies on their way to…

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DIA Webinar with FSFP and DATAVERSITY
May 22, 2018

DIA Webinar Recap: Data-centric Analytics and Understanding the Full Data Supply Chain

By Melanie Deardorff

Earlier this month, our CEO and Founder Kelle O’Neal and John Ladley, a consultant for our firm, spoke to a group of data management professionals in the DATAVERSITY webinar Data-centric Analytics and Understanding the Full Data Supply Chain. This educational program focused on five key areas: Understanding the data supply chain and how it impacts analytics Data-centric design considerations for…

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Collibra Data Citizens 2018 recap
May 18, 2018

10 Highlights from Collibra Data Citizens

By Czarina Carden

A few weeks ago, I joined 500 data citizens for Collibra’s annual conference in Jersey City, which First San Francisco Partners has been proud to sponsor for three consecutive years. It was an informative, fun and action-packed two days — and it was great to connect with some of our clients, prospects, partners and fellow data governance enthusiasts. And speaking…

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April 27, 2018

GDPR: It’s All in the Data Management Controls, Ready or Not

By Deborah Henderson

How should organizations, both in the European Union and across the globe, address the complex data management requirements that are in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? With a two-year lead time to prepare for it, the GDPR comes into force May 25, 2018 — ready or not. Even after fundamental education is acquired on the initial version of this…

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Michelle Harper First San Francisco Partners Consultant
April 24, 2018

Women in Information Management: Michelle Harper

By FSFP

Michelle Harper, one of our First San Francisco Partners consultants, has extensive experience in a variety of industries leading global enterprise implementations at top international law firms, technology companies, financial services institutions, Fortune 500 companies and startups. With more than 20 years of experience, Michelle brings a proven history of success in leading large-scale projects from conception to implementation to our…

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April 16, 2018

DIA Webinar Recap: Advanced Analytics Governance – Effective Model Management and Stewardship

By Melanie Deardorff

This month’s Data Insights & Analytics webinar focused on best practices and vetted approaches for ensuring that analytics governance is integrated with existing data governance processes, policies, operating model management and data stewardship. Nearly 200 information management professionals joined the webinar, part of our monthly series with DATAVERSITY, to hear presenters Kelle O’Neal and FSFP consultant John Ladley. Kelle started…

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