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April News from FSFP

OAKLAND, Calif., April 11, 2024 — Each month, First San Francisco Partners’ newsletter features updates about its data management consulting business, with links to new blog posts, case studies, industry events and more.

Here’s our April 2024 newsletter. If you’re not a subscriber to FSFP’s monthly newsletter, we welcome you to opt in.

Keep the Momentum Going From Industry Events

Kelle O'Neal, Founder and CEO, First San Francisco Partners

Five of us from FSFP — Gretchen Burnham, Teri Hinds, Becky Lyons, Stephanie Paradis and I — recently shared our expertise and excitement about data management and governance at Enterprise Data World. (FSFP was an EDW sponsor.)

I participated in a roundtable that explored ideas and best practices for better supporting women in data management and governance. Gretchen and Becky led a session focused on advanced governance issues, like how to effectively manage the needs of multiple stakeholder groups. Teri’s session covered organizational change management to improve data quality, and Stephanie’s focused on generative AI for governance and business transformation.

If you were at EDW or are considering attending another DATAVERSITY conference in 2024, you know conferences provide excellent opportunities to learn about how others in our field manage and govern data and how they help you build industry connections through networking.

Beyond the conference sessions and the paper or digital business cards exchanged, these events create and spark ideas that deserve to last long after the event ends. But as we return to our desks, it’s easy for our daily responsibilities to crowd out the ideas we hoped to implement to make data management and governance more meaningful.

Every conference leaves us with questions we need to explore, spurred on by breakout brainstorming sessions with industry peers or spirited discussions in the conference hallways. But again, work calls us away.

I encourage you to keep the event momentum going, carving out time to explore unanswered questions and new strategies. Also, consider how you can share what you learned.

Here are three things we do to get the most from attending the many events we support and attend:

  • Share takeaways with your team and management. We do this in our recurring Data Talks, where a team member shares the conference presentation they delivered or what they learned at an event.
  • Turn the event learnings into internal or public content. On our blog, we often publish articles with event synopses. (Next month, Stephanie plans on sharing her EDW take-aways.)
  • Meet and stay connected with VIPs. We regularly meet people we want to keep in touch with and those interested in learning how FSFP can assist with data management or governance opportunities. Chance encounters at events can also lead to another type of professional relationship, where you meet a future mentor or find someone to guide on their data journey.

Let’s keep the EDW conversation going. Consider it and other industry events as your toolbox. You acquired new tools at an event — data governance framework ideas, enticing AI strategies, novel data lineage techniques or new change management approaches. Now’s the time to organize the toolbox, capture your thoughts, share them and explore how to use what you learned. Don’t let these tools gather dust; use them to shape your data landscape.

As you read this month’s message from FSFP, which includes a new AI article and information about DGIQ West in early June, consider the lasting impact of industry events. They’re more than mere gatherings — they embody a mindset, serving as our guiding compass in the weeks and months ahead. Embracing this direction is crucial as we navigate better ways to manage and govern data.

Kelle O’Neal,
Founder and CEO


A Primer for Navigating the AI Landscape

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Fresh off her experience of co-presenting a popular EDW session, Generative AI for Data Governance and Business Transformation, alongside Gretchen Burnham from FSFP, Stephanie Paradis contributed this month’s feature article, A Knowledge Worker’s Guide to AI, to our blog.

Stephanie’s article marks the first of several AI and data governance-focused topics we will share with you.

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Meet Victoria Markley

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Victoria Markley’s expertise in business and technology makes her an invaluable asset to the FSFP team and our valued clients. And her enthusiastic energy and cheerful personality make her a delight to work with.

Read our newest Meet the Team article, profiling Victoria, and you’ll learn a little about her role at our company, how she lives for those “aha” moments at work and the career advice she learned early on that she lives by today. You’ll see pictures of her furry coworker, Viva, and discover where Victoria would love to work remotely to escape New Orleans summers.

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SAP Chooses FSFP as a Preferred Service Partner

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We recently announced SAP’s recognition of FSFP as a preferred SAP Service Partner.

As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and in all industries run better by redefining ERP and creating networks of intelligent enterprises that provide transparency, resiliency and sustainability across supply chains. SAP’s end-to-end suite of applications and services enables its customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously and make a difference worldwide.

“With the launch of the next-generation data service, SAP Datasphere, SAP has demonstrated its commitment to supporting their clients’ demand for integrated, trusted data to accelerate innovative, enterprise analytics and trusted AI,” said Kelle O’Neal. “We’re excited to join SAP and its commitment to delivering seamless and scalable data and analytics solutions that enable real-time data-based insights and business agility. Leveraging our strategic partnership with Collibra, a core component of SAP Datasphere, FSFP can expedite time to value for Datasphere clients.”

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DGIQ West | June 3 – 7, 2024, in Sunny San Diego

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DATAVERSITY’s DGIQ West will be here soon — an event you won’t want to miss. This year’s conference promises 50+ sessions from 70+ expert speakers and 30+ data governance and data quality case studies.

Attend DGIQ West, and you’ll find sessions from three of our FSFP teammates:

As a DGIQ West sponsor, we welcome you to use our FSFP15 discount code when you sign up to save 15% off any registration option.

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