Women in Information Management: Becky Lyons

A new year means new profile stories in our long-running Women in Information blog series. First up in 2021 is this feature on our senior consultant Becky Lyons, PhD. If you’re a First San Francisco Partners (FSFP) client, you may know Becky from working with her on a data governance or Collibra engagement. Or you may know her by name…

How to Build Community at Work in Good Times and Bad

It’s been about one month since untold millions of businesses around the world have been working virtually for the first time — or at least for such an extended period of time. We’re a veteran at virtual work, but that doesn’t mean we have everything figured out. We don’t have experience fostering community and connections during an all-consuming crisis and,…

Women in Information Management: Peggy Tsai

Peggy Tsai is the Vice President of Data Solutions at BigID, a modern data intelligence platform that uses advanced machine learning and identity intelligence to help enterprises better protect their sensitive, customer and employee data. We recently asked Peggy if she would talk about her role and industry experience and share her thoughts on being a woman working in information…

Is Data Governance a Project, Team or Program? It’s a Service.

At the end of Kelle O’Neal’s recent EDGO (Enterprise Data Governance Online) presentation, a participant raised an interesting question that illustrates just how much data governance has evolved since its inception in the early 2000s. They asked, “what is the difference between data governance and data governance as a service?” It’s a great question with a nuanced answer — and…

Data Governance Event Recap: 2020 EDGO

Last week, Kelle O’Neal joined five governance industry professionals who presented at Enterprise Data Governance Online. EDGO, an annual event from DATAVERSITY, just marked its fifth year. This popular, free event offers a full day of live webinar sessions. EDGO 2020’s attendance was projected to be about 5,000 people from across the globe, representing all levels of data management experience….

FSFP’s Top 10 Blog Posts for 2019

Our First San Francisco Partners content creators are wrapping up another great year of writing data management articles for our blog readers and community. Even if you’re a regular follower of our blog, we thought you’d appreciate seeing our most popular articles, in case you missed any or want to re-read them. But first, here are things you might not…

Women in Information Management: Cara Dailey

Our recurring Women in Information Management series is turning its spotlight outward beyond the virtual walls of First San Francisco Partners and on Cara Dailey, Silicon Valley Bank’s first Chief Data Officer. Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) was established in 1983. Today, it has $64B in assets and provides a range of banking services to companies of all sizes in innovation…

Women in Information Management: Sarah Rasmussen

Sarah Rasmussen, one of our newest employees, is an experienced information technology professional with demonstrated success in the insurance, financial, educational and healthcare industries. Though she’s new to the First San Francisco Partners team, Sarah worked with our firm during our consulting engagement at her former company. We recently caught up with Sarah to get her thoughts on what it’s…

Women in Information Management: Debbie Collins

Debbie Collins, a consultant with First San Francisco Partners, has more than 20 years of experience as a data modeler and data architect. We asked Debbie to share highlights from her background and professional experience and what it means to work in her specialty area. Q&A With Debbie Collins (Melanie with First San Francisco Partners) What early experiences shaped your…

Webinar Recap: Data Architecture and Data Governance

Earlier this month, our founder and CEO Kelle O’Neal was the featured speaker on a Data Architecture and Data Governance: A Powerful Data Management Duo webinar. The program was sponsored by IDERA, a company that helps businesses design, develop and deploy enterprise data with productivity tools that can minimize risk and maximize profitability. On the webinar, Kelle talked about the…

Enterprise Data Governance Online Recap

Last month, our Founder and CEO Kelle O’Neal joined DATAVERSITY’s fourth annual Enterprise Data Governance Online event, a full day of live webinar sessions presented by industry experts. EDGO’s format is designed to help anyone working with data to execute and implement a successful data governance program, and First San Francisco Partners is pleased to be, once again, participating in…

DIA Webinar Recap: Trends and Predictions for 2019

On December 6, Kelle O’Neal and John Ladley were co-presenters on DATAVERSITY’s Trends and Predictions for 2019 webinar. They were joined by Shannon Kempe from DATAVERSITY and data management professionals who were interested in hearing Kelle and John reflect on the past year and how 2018’s key industry learnings could inform and shape 2019. If you’d like to listen to…

Meet Anthony Algmin, FSFP’s Alation Practice Lead

Last month, First San Francisco Partners’ Founder and CEO Kelle O’Neal announced that Anthony Algmin was joining the firm to lead our Alation practice, after being an FSFP consultant for several months. (Read our news release here.) Anthony’s new role at FSFP will be to develop our Alation partnership. He will also support the development of our evolving Alation consulting…

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

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…