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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 John Ladley. Kelle started the call…

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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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First San Francisco Partners top 10 blog posts for 2017
December 29, 2017

FSFP’s Top 10 Blog Posts for 2017

By FSFP

Time flies when you’re having fun blogging about information management, data governance, data quality, GDPR, et al. As our First San Francisco Partners subject matter experts and marketing team wrap up our second year with the company blog, we’re celebrating a productive 2017 with 40 new stories. Since we’re all about the data, we checked Google Analytics to see which…

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Data Governance Survey Results Infographic
December 20, 2017

Data Governance Survey Results [Infographic]

By FSFP

Earlier this year, we surveyed Data Governance practitioners to uncover who owns the governance program at their organization and what opportunities and obstacles they are facing. We shared survey respondents’ feedback in a State of Data Governance survey story on our blog and are highlighting key findings in a new infographic. The Data Governance survey covered roles and responsibilities, governance…

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Data Governance pitfalls by Kelle O'Neal at First San Francisco Partners
December 19, 2017

Data Governance Best Practices: 5 Pitfalls to Avoid

By Kelle O'Neal

Are you at the early stages of planning a Data Governance initiative at your company? Did you start implementing a governance program, only to see progress stall? If your Data Governance journey is not quite what you expected it to be, you can get back on track by following time-tested best practices — and sidestepping common pitfalls. These are the…

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Trends in Data Analytics: From Database to Analyst Webinar Recap
December 18, 2017

DIA Webinar Recap: Trends in Data Analytics — From Database to Analyst

By FSFP

Our Data Insights & Analytics series ended the year with the Trends in Data Analytics – From Database to Analyst webinar on December 7. The education session focused on what’s trending in information management – the opportunities and potential obstacles for 2018 related to people, technology, data and processes. Webinar presenters Kelle O’Neal and John Ladley led webinar participants through…

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All I Want for Christmas is Better Data Quality
December 06, 2017

All I Want for Christmas is Better Data Quality

By John Ladley

This holiday season has me thinking about gifts for family and friends and also for my friends and colleagues in the information management industry — like the many senior executives I’ve worked with over my 30+ years. What do you give the executive who has everything? Better quality data, of course. Because data quality is that perfect present for today’s…

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