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Operationalize data management by Angie Pribor
October 18, 2019

Word to the Wise: When It Comes to Data Management, Operationalize

By Angie Pribor

In my corporate career, I had the opportunity to build data management programs for large, global companies centered around data governance and master data management. Those opportunities continued over the past five years in my role as a First San Francisco Partners consultant, working on various initiatives and for assorted diverse industries helping our clients achieve critical business objectives. The…

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Women in Information Management: Cara Dailey
September 26, 2019

Women in Information Management: Cara Dailey

By Melanie Deardorff

Our recurring Women in Information Management series is turning its spotlight outward beyond the virtual walls of First San Francisco Partners and on Cara Dailey, Silicon Valley Bank’s first Chief Data Officer. Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) was established in 1983. Today, it has $64B in assets and provides a range of banking services to companies of all sizes in innovation…

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update on US state data privacy regulations
September 25, 2019

What’s the State of U.S. State Privacy Regulations?

By FSFP

Understanding and responding to new and emerging U.S. state regulations continues to be a top concern of many of the clients we work with. Those who realize they must bear the brunt of the California Consumer Privacy Act have been working with their technology and business teams for months now to address the regulation’s requirements. With other states following the…

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Kelle O'Neal from FSFP talks about modern, agile data governance
August 28, 2019

A Modern Operating Model for Agile Data Governance

By Kelle O'Neal

Traditional data governance operating models, including centralized, decentralized and hybrids of the two, focus on governance councils and committees. These groups drive the development of policies and processes and oversee enforcement. Today’s needs for agility and speed-of-delivery, paired with greater attention on the value of data, require us to revisit traditional models. We need to ensure their relevancy and utility…

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Women in Information Management series
July 25, 2019

Women in Information Management: Sarah Rasmussen

By Melanie Deardorff

Sarah Rasmussen, one of our newest employees, is an experienced information technology professional with demonstrated success in the insurance, financial, educational and healthcare industries. Though she’s new to the First San Francisco Partners team, Sarah worked with our firm during our consulting engagement at her former company. We recently caught up with Sarah to get her thoughts on what it’s…

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Agile Data Governance FSFP
June 26, 2019

How a Data Catalog Facilitates Agile Governance

By FSFP

Last November, our Chief Innovation Officer Malcolm Chisholm shared his thoughts on the evolution of data governance on our blog (Agile Data Governance: A Modern Approach for Self-Service Analytics). He also presented a webinar with one of our strategic partners in the areas of governance and metadata management, Alation. With the blog post and webinar continuing to garner interest, we’re…

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CCPA effective January 1, 2020
May 29, 2019

CCPA is Effective Next January 1: Are You Prepared?

By Malcolm Chisholm

Interest in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is heating up. I wrote about CCPA almost a year ago, saying it is quite clear in what it sets out to do — and how it’s arguably the toughest privacy-related law any U.S. state has enacted. But given the fact CCPA goes into effect next January 1, it doesn’t appear to…

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Women in Information Management series
May 21, 2019

Women in Information Management: Debbie Collins

By Melanie Deardorff

Debbie Collins, a consultant with First San Francisco Partners, has more than 20 years of experience as a data modeler and data architect. We asked Debbie to share highlights from her background and professional experience and what it means to work in her specialty area. Q&A With Debbie Collins (Melanie with First San Francisco Partners) What early experiences shaped your…

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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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