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October 20, 2021

Meet Stephanie Paradis, Senior Data Governance Consultant at FSFP

By Callie Kinnan

I recently spoke with my colleague Stephanie Paradis to learn more about her typical day working for FSFP, career background and consulting style. Read on for a Q&A recap to gain personal and professional insights into the people that make up Team FSFP. What’s your typical day like? Client needs and client deliverables are always top of mind at the…

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September 28, 2021

U.S. State Privacy Regulations Overview

By Callie Kinnan

Data privacy regulations have already begun to change the way many organizations manage their data. A lot has happened since the introduction of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in 2019. Many states introduced something similar, and some regulations passed while others were put on the back burner. No matter the case, it’s important to keep up with the state…

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project management with data management
September 24, 2021

What Project Management Looks Like in a Data Governance Program

By Chadia Mugisha

As a project manager with a background in software development and Agile methodologies, it took me a while to realize that project management in data governance would be somewhat different from what I was used to — compared to projects that focus on the delivery of products. To better understand how to use project management in data governance (and other…

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September 23, 2021

Meet Becky Lyons, Senior Data Governance Consultant at FSFP

By Callie Kinnan

I recently spoke with my colleague Becky Lyons to learn more about her role at FSFP, career background, decision to work here and her thoughts on the future of data. Read on for a Q&A recap to gain personal and professional insights into the people that make up Team FSFP. What’s your typical day like? Right now, I’m working with…

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how to define cloud data governance
August 23, 2021

Defining Cloud Data Governance

By Stephanie Paradis

Data governance practitioners know the impact a clear and defined ontology can have on business operations. So, why then do we continue to allow the cloud to remain somewhat of an enigma? In this article, I apply First San Francisco Partners’ practice of information architecture to identify and define the distinct activities and behaviors that constitute a successful cloud program….

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August 20, 2021

Meet Kate Pingel, Principle Consultant at FSFP

By Callie Kinnan

I recently sat down for a conversation with my colleague Kate Pingel to learn more about her current role at FSFP, her simple definition for data governance and the advice she’s given and received. I hope you enjoy this Q&A recap of our conversation for personal and professional insights into the people that make up Team FSFP. What’s your typical…

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how to measure data
August 04, 2021

How to Measure Data as an Organizational Asset [Infographic]

By FSFP

Data is the lifeblood of today’s digital economy. To understand data’s full value, it must be managed, governed, understood and measured — yet studies show that few organizations make the effort to do so. If you don’t know data’s value, it’s difficult to determine the dollar amount needed to acquire, manage, maintain and protect your data — and the people,…

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what is data literacy
July 17, 2021

Data Literacy 2.0 as an Organizational Capability

By Becky Lyons

My background is in organizational change management — the human side of change. I have a passion for helping people do their work better and faster. Optimizing the human side of change was important when I worked in the healthcare industry, where doing work better and faster often significantly impacted patients and their families. It’s important in what I do…

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agile vs. traditional data governance
July 06, 2021

Blend Agile and Traditional Approaches to Data Governance for Collibra Adoption

By Becky Lyons

The approach to data governance must fit the needs of the organization. To ensure people can adopt new processes easily, they must be tailored to be as understandable, easy to follow, and impactful as possible. Traditional and Agile Data Governance Traditional data governance is defensive and driven top down with an emphasis on risk mitigation. A centralized Data Governance Office…

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Meet the Team
June 30, 2021

Meet Neil Martin, FSFP’s Business Operations Consultant

By Callie Kinnan

I recently spoke with my colleague Neil Martin to learn more about his career background, consulting philosophy, pro tips for working remotely and what he predicts for the future of data. I hope you enjoy this Q&A recap for personal and professional insights into the people that make up Team FSFP. What’s your typical day like? I’ve never had the…

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Cloud Data Governance
June 23, 2021

Why Data Governance Should Be Part of Your Journey to the Cloud

By FSFP

It’s no secret cloud services are revolutionizing the world of business. According to Flexera, 94% of enterprises already use a cloud service. This year alone, the public cloud infrastructure market was expected to grow by 35% according to Forrester. Cloud adoption has become a matter of when — not if — for many digital and data-driven organizations. Whether you’re considering…

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AIRSIDE LIVE from Okera
June 22, 2021

AIRSIDE LIVE Recap: Future of Data Panel with Kelle O’Neal, et al.

By FSFP

First San Francisco Partners’ Kelle O’Neal recently participated in Okera’s AIRSIDE LIVE, an inaugural virtual event from the universal data authorization company OKERA. AIRSIDE LIVE focused on critical areas for information management practitioners: data management, governance, security and privacy. Kelle, one of the presenters, spoke about data privacy and ethics and earning and maintaining trust in the digital age. She…

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Integrate (Meta)governance
May 28, 2021

Integrate (Meta)governance for Collibra Adoption

By Becky Lyons

Metagovernance refers to everything you need to do to maintain and improve your Collibra environment and its contents over time. This includes guidelines, policies, processes, standards and tools — essentially everything that is in place to ensure that Collibra continues to provide value over time with up-to-date, reliable and safe information. Metagovernance begins with a framework that outlines roles and…

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business value of data governance
May 19, 2021

Business Value Drives “Organic” Data Governance

By Kate Pingel

Data governance without business need is just that … data governance Many organizations struggle with finding the business value of data governance. Projects come and go with governance considered in Phase 2 or future iterations — if at all. And we have all seen how that goes. Phase 2 rarely comes to fruition as needs change and directions shift. What…

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