Our Top 10 Blog Posts for 2020

It’s the time of year when we enjoy looking back on our blog articles that captured the most attention in the data management community. This year’s review reveals a diverse mix of sought-after topics, including data remediation, agile data governance, data lineage, remote work and more. Ready for our best-of-the-blog redux? Here we go … Top 5 Posts Published in…

Scaling Enterprise Data Governance to Manage Sensitive Data

In today’s digital world, data is the most valuable asset – one that must be protected. While concerns about the proliferation of data and its impact on data privacy are not new, they are growing in importance and consumer consciousness. Ultimately, transparency and integrity is paramount. After all, the data your organization has is less important than how you use…

Women in Information Management: Angela Losacco

Angela Losacco is the Vice President of Sales for North America at Collibra, a data intelligence company that utilizes a cloud-based platform to build a data-driven culture for the digital enterprise. We recently connected with Angela – our first executive sales Women in Information Management (WIIFM) profile – to talk about her role and unique industry experience. She shares her…

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

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…

How a Data Catalog Facilitates Agile Governance

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…

Do Your Executives Understand the Value of Data Governance?

Does your organization have the information it needs to make sound, real-time decisions? Is there confidence in your firm’s business reporting? Can you track KPIs? Are you in compliance with global and industry-specific laws related to data? Effective, modern data governance helps you answer these questions. High-quality, governed data is essential to timely and effective decision-making. It’s critical for ensuring…

A Round-up of Our Hottest Data Management Articles

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…

Women in Information Management: Angie Pribor

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…

Metagovernance for Collibra: Why Governing Governance is Critical

“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…

5 Ways to Fast Track Business Value Out of Collibra’s GDPR Accelerator

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…

Women in Information Management: Michelle Harper

Michelle Harper, one of our First San Francisco Partners consultants, has extensive experience in a variety of industries leading global enterprise implementations at top international law firms, technology companies, financial services institutions, Fortune 500 companies and startups. With more than 20 years of experience, Michelle brings a proven history of success in leading large-scale projects from conception to implementation to our…

Women in Information Management: Deborah Henderson

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…

Data Governance Survey Results [Infographic]

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…

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

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…