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July 2018 Newsletter

Here are highlights from our latest issue:

  • A Minimum Viable State for Information Management — The term Minimum Viable Product, with its roots in the software industry, has been part of the lexicon for some time now. But how could this concept be applied to organizations and their Information Management initiatives? Our CEO Kelle O’Neal shares her thoughts on a Minimum Viable State approach and how it can be an effective way for organizations to get started in a new data program — and do so as simply as possible with a manageable set of tasks by a focused group of individuals.
  • GDPR’s Influence on California Data Privacy Law — On June 28, Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018 into law, which becomes effective January 1, 2020. On FSFP’s blog, our Chief Innovation Officer Malcolm Chisholm highlights key points from the new law — contrasting and comparing CCPA to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • July Webinar Recap: Differences in CDO and CAO Roles — Our July webinar focused on two key roles in the world of information management, the Chief Data Officer (CDO) and the Chief Analytics Officer (CAO). In case you missed it, read our recap that includes roles and responsibilities for a CDO and CAO and the skill sets organizations value.
    • Our Data Insights & Analytics webinar series continues with “The Missed Promise of Hadoop and New and Emerging Technologies” on Thursday, August 2. RSVP for the webinar to hear our thoughts on Hadoop’s relevancy today, the case for and against it and alternatives to Hadoop.

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