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DIA Webinar with FSFP and DATAVERSITY
September 21, 2018

DIA Webinar Recap: Advanced Databases and Knowledge Management

By Melanie Deardorff

Kelle O’Neal kicked off our September webinar, Advanced Databases and Knowledge Management, by saying she was looking forward to covering this topic and how it ties core, almost “low-level technology” to the knowledge management concept — “one that people have been working on for decades now and are still innovating around.” Kelle’s co-presenter was FSFP consultant John Ladley, an information…

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data acquisition defined and its importance
September 06, 2018

Defining Data Acquisition and Why it Matters

By Malcolm Chisholm

As data drives more and more of the modern economy, data governance and data management are racing to keep up with an ever-expanding range of requirements, constraints and opportunities. It is a little like a data version of the Cambrian Explosion, where data-centricity is giving rise to a rich variety of practices, each distinct and unique in its own way….

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2018 Data Architecture Summit
August 29, 2018

Prepare for the Future of Data Architecture

By Czarina Carden

In today’s data-never-sleeps reality, technology is changing at a fast clip and it can be challenging to keep pace with the latest innovations in data architecture, while navigating the needs of business and technology. As many organizations make the journey toward digital business transformation, having a robust data architecture is essential for leveraging new capabilities in big data, IoT, data…

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DIA Webinar with FSFP and DATAVERSITY
August 21, 2018

DIA Webinar Recap: The Missed Promise of Hadoop and New and Emerging Technologies

By Melanie Deardorff

Our August webinar, a monthly partnership with DATAVERSITY, covered Hadoop, which entered the scene with great fanfare but now seems to be on its way out. Or is it? Are the pundits just pontificating, or is there something to their end-of-life proclamations? In our webinar, The Missed Promise of Hadoop and New and Emerging Technologies, Kelle O’Neal and John Ladley…

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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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