Highlights from the 2019 Gartner Data & Analytics Summit

It’s an exciting time to be working in the data industry. Last week, I joined 4,000 enthusiasts at Gartner’s 2019 Data & Analytics Summit in Orlando to learn about major trends, predictions and best practices for creating a future based on trusted data, dependable analytics and transformative insights. Here are a few things I learned at this great event. Leading…

Prepare for the Future of Data Architecture

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…

DGIQ 2018 Conference Recap

Another month, another conference, another recap — this time highlighting the Data Governance and Information Quality (DGIQ) Conference. As a first-timer, I was excited about the focused agenda dedicated entirely to data governance and data quality topics, segmented by diverse offerings (50-minute sessions, three-hour tutorials, two-day seminars, etc.) with learnings for attendees across all maturity levels. This long-established conference is…

10 Highlights from Collibra Data Citizens

A few weeks ago, I joined 500 data citizens for Collibra’s annual conference in Jersey City, which First San Francisco Partners has been proud to sponsor for three consecutive years. It was an informative, fun and action-packed two days — and it was great to connect with some of our clients, prospects, partners and fellow data governance enthusiasts. And speaking…

Six Tips for Networking at Data Industry Conferences

Earlier this month I returned from DGIQ in San Diego, and this dynamic, expansive data industry conference has me reflecting on the people I met there — and those I’ve come to know over the years at similar events. Networking at data industry conferences isn’t that different than meeting people at other events, I suppose. But depending on where you are in your data management career, industry conference networking may be new territory for you.

Collibra’s First User Conference Brings “The Revolution” To New York

I recently attended Collibra’s first-ever customer event in New York, attracting business users and data professionals alike. The theme for the two-day Data Citizens Conference was “Join the Revolution,” imploring attendees to “explore the business benefits and personal satisfaction of having easy access to good and trustworthy data.”

Enterprise Data World 2016 – It’s a Wrap

I recently returned from Enterprise Data World in San Diego and wanted to share my thoughts and experiences for some of you who may have missed it. I’ve only been attending EDW for the last five years or so, but the conference celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. Kudos to the DATAVERSITY team for another terrific and insightful event!