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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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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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March 22, 2018

Recap from the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit

By Czarina Carden

Earlier this month, I attended the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit in Grapevine, Texas, along with 3,000+ data thought leaders, analysts, practitioners and citizens. It was an action-packed four days with more than 100 sessions focused on the theme of how to scale the value of data and analytics. As a career marketer and first-time attendee, I was excited to…

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8 Ways Data Governance Tools Improve Program Sustainability
March 20, 2018

9 Ways Data Governance Tools Can Improve the Sustainability of Your Program

By John Ladley

People and processes play key roles in the success of data governance programs. Leading organizations also turn to technology to supplement and automate governance processes and help ensure data delivers business value. (According to our State of Data Governance survey, about 80% of companies depend on technology for managing governance.) What are the governance issues facing your organization? Can they…

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March 12, 2018

DIA Webinar Recap: The Importance of Effective Communications in Analytics

By Melanie Deardorff

Nearly 200 data management industry professionals dialed in to this month’s DATAVERISTY webinar, where Kelle O’Neal and John Ladley covered the importance of effective communications in analytics. The one-hour educational program covered the topic from several angles — why it’s beneficial to share data insights to convey business outcomes and actions; the importance of data literacy; and tools and techniques…

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Here’s What’s on the Mind of Today’s Data Management Professional - questions
February 13, 2018

Here’s What’s on the Mind of Today’s Data Management Professional

By John Ladley

A few weeks into the new year, my calendar is already filling up with the industry events, webinars and podcasts I plan to join this year. I’ll show up (or dial in) to share my thoughts on all things data — strategy, management, quality, governance, architecture, analytics, et al — and field questions from hundreds of people. Some will be…

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Simplifying Data Lake and Modern BI Architecture Webinar
February 12, 2018

DIA Webinar Recap: Simplifying Data Lake and Modern BI Architecture

By Melanie Deardorff

Simplifying things doesn’t mean it’s simple or easy to do, but it’s a worthwhile effort that can deliver value. This was the underlying theme of our February DATAVERSITY webinar, Simplifying Data Lake and Modern BI Architecture, which was sponsored by Looker Data. Our webinar presenters, Founder and CEO of First San Francisco Partners Kelle O’Neal and our Chief Delivery Officer…

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Deborah Henderson is an experienced, data management consultant for First San Francisco Partners
January 30, 2018

Women in Information Management: Deborah Henderson

By FSFP

Deborah Henderson, a consultant with First San Francisco Partners, has more than 30 years of experience in data and information management consulting, working in a variety of industries. While, at first glance, her credentials might sound similar to our other consultants with their decades of industry experience, Deborah’s background is particularly unique in that she’s spent years volunteering for a…

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Data Remediation
January 15, 2018

What is Data Remediation and Why is It Needed?

By Angie Pribor

Over the last two decades of working in information management, I’ve had many opportunities to work on large-scale projects that have a heavy reliance upon high-quality, fit-for-purpose data. Back when master data projects were leading (and bleeding) edge, we didn’t know what we didn’t know (as they say). And in those early days, we also didn’t know a lot about…

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January 08, 2018

DIA Webinar Recap: Keys to Creating an Analytics-Driven Culture

By Melanie Deardorff

We kicked off 2018 with another Data Insights & Analytics webinar — an ongoing series of monthly educational programs produced in partnership with DATAVERSITY. Our January 4 topic, Keys to Creating an Analytics-Driven Culture, brought in more than 100 attendees on a week where most everyone was still getting into the post-New Year’s Day work groove. Our co-presenters, Kelle O’Neal and…

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