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…

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…

The Future of Data Governance is Now

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of delivering the keynote at the Data Governance Winter Conference. I’ve been a data governance trainer, practitioner and enthusiast for well over a decade. Yet I can’t recall a period of time that is as exciting, as momentous, and as dynamic as the here and now. Today. Living in a data-never-sleeps reality where…

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

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…

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…

It’s Time to Focus on Ethics in Data Governance

Ethical handling of data has historically been considered by the IT community to be the concern of public policy. Government, on the other hand, has assumed that the IT community was largely self-policing and the issues were …well… techy and complex. Historically, this has led to neither side fully addressing the considerations and complexities of ethical controls on data activities….

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…

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…

Data Governance Best Practices: 5 Pitfalls to Avoid

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…

Data Governance and MDM Address Customer Data Issues [Case Study]

Establishing a Data Governance program can be a challenge for any large company. Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, was no exception. With offices throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia and a long history of acquisitions, Schneider Electric was faced with customer data issues that were having a measurable impact on its business operations. Schneider Electric…

Recruit a Winning Data Governance Team

It’s football season, and that has us thinking about the elements of a great, winning team. Renowned football coach Vince Lombardi, who knew a lot about success on and off the field, once said: “Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” And we’d like…

“State of Data Governance” Survey Results

Last month, we conducted a “State of Data Governance” survey to better understand what companies are doing to respond to the evolving data landscape. Our questions focused on Data Governance, management and lineage in the organization. Our clients and contacts received the survey, and we heard back from individuals at nearly 60 organizations across the U.S. Our Data Governance (DG) survey…

Data Architecture and Data Governance: What’s the Relationship?

Batman and Robin. Hans Solo and Chewbacca. Mario and Luigi. Just like these famous pairings, so it is for Data Architecture and Data Governance — they’re aligned to support each other in a variety of ways. What’s tops on this data management duo’s list? Their shared goal of creating standards and guidelines to support the enterprise (think: increasing operational efficiency,…