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Big Data as a Gateway to Knowledge Management webinar
November 21, 2018

DIA Webinar Recap: Big Data as a Gateway to Knowledge Management

By Melanie Deardorff

Earlier this month, Kelle O’Neal and John Ladley took a fresh look at the topic of knowledge management, covering its history and how it applies today to Big Data and analytics in a Data Insights & Analytics webinar, a partnership with DATAVERSITY. What follows is a brief recap of the Big Data as a Gateway to Knowledge Management webinar. To…

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quality analytics
November 20, 2018

Why Quality Analytics Needs Governance and How to Get Started

By Kelle O'Neal

The shift toward digital business is being fueled by data-driven organizations that are using a broad spectrum of analytical capabilities to inform decision-making. While this work can be exciting and game-changing, there’s an overarching need for a thoughtful strategy and effective framework to govern analytics and enable the data citizen through self-service. Not enough firms are focused on this. We’ve…

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agile data governance
November 13, 2018

Agile Data Governance: A Modern Approach for Self-Service Analytics

By Malcolm Chisholm

Data governance became mainstream around 2005 and has now become institutionalized in many organizations. Since it first became an enterprise-level activity, it has evolved to address emerging trends and concerns. With today’s big-data-fast reality, we are now at a point where a new generation of this practice is emerging: agile (or bottom-up) data governance. In its initial phase, data governance…

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George Yuhasz Keystone Webinar Guest
October 30, 2018

DIA Webinar Recap: Lessons Learned from Building a Data Supply Chain

By Melanie Deardorff

Our October 4 webinar with DATAVERSITY, Lessons Learned from Building a Data Supply Chain, featured Kelle O’Neal and special guest George Yuhasz, the US Director of Business Intelligence and Data Services for Keystone Foods, a global food services company with headquarters in West Chester, PA. George has more than 16 years of experience leading enterprise data initiatives in financial services,…

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data architecture metrics
October 23, 2018

Metrics for Data Architecture Effectiveness

By Kelle O'Neal

Does your data architecture practice work? Has it had an impact on your organization? How do you know? Some people may believe data architecture is “just good hygiene” and that it “has to be done” because it is too conceptual for the impact to be measured. I disagree. It can and should be measured. Data architecture as a practice is…

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Hot topics in Data Management
October 19, 2018

A Round-up of Our Hottest Data Management Articles

By FSFP

We started our blog back in April 2016, and today we’re celebrating our 100th article with a look back on the top five most popular ones, based on the highest number of views, reader comments and shares on social media. If you’re new to our blog, we cover a variety of topics (to date, more than 20) from our data…

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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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