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September News from FSFP

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 13, 2023 — 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 September 2023 newsletter. If you’re not a subscriber to FSFP’s monthly newsletter, we welcome you to opt in.

Much to Learn, More to Look Forward To!

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

As I introduce this month’s newsletter, I am appreciating the warmth of September, our best summer month! Have you had a chance to enjoy play and work over the last few months? I hope so! We’ve followed this advice and enjoyed some vacation, but we worked to bring you a must-read newsletter.

Our team curated diverse, informative articles and case studies to support our ongoing pursuit to bring you helpful content directly from our data industry experiences and client engagements.

First, Data Governance Analyst Dave McDermott shares insights from the last Data Governance & Information Quality (DGIQ) Conference. You’ll enjoy his thought-provoking and informative commentary as he reviews his learnings.

Please don’t stop reading there: We are bringing you two new case studies!

Perhaps some of my favorite articles are from the “Meet the Team” series, which provides a glimpse into our inner workings and the talented team that makes us who we are. This month, you’ll meet Nellie McBride. Whether providing client support, sharing her industry expertise, or helping lead the FSFP team, Nellie works tirelessly to exceed clients’ expectations. You’ll have fun learning about her!

Finally, we had an overwhelming response to our recent ERP Fireside Chat. Those who prefer the “cliff notes” version can check out the shorter version on our YouTube channel that summarizes the most meaningful takeaways from the full-length presentation. Stay tuned for more video content as we move through the rest of the year.

We are excited about the updates and enriching content we will provide in the months ahead, including a new series focusing on a popular topic: AI/ML.

Kelle O’Neal,
Founder and CEO

Key Takeaways from the Data Governance & Information Quality Conference

Dave McDermott

In his “Data Acumen” presentation at DGIQ, John Ladley discussed how leaders must better understand the context of data, embrace data governance and recognize its ethical implications.

Find out what we learned about these focus areas and what you need to know about the key takeaways in Dave McDermott’s informative overview.

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Two New Case Studies

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Real-life results are compelling. Our case studies demonstrate the results FSFP has achieved for our clients.


Our current issue highlights two new case studies describing how FSFP collaborated with our clients to develop robust data governance strategies by implementing comprehensive data governance and effectively utilizing Collibra capabilities to improve organizational efficiency for a healthcare/insurance provider and an institution for higher learning.

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Meet Nellie McBride

Nellie McBride, Lead Consultant

The Meet the Team series continues with Nellie McBride, one of our FSFP leaders and respected veteran consultants. If you’ve ever interacted with Nellie, you understand why we love and value her.

With nearly two decades of data industry experience, Nellie is an asset to FSFP and our clients. We know you’ll enjoy learning more about her.

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Creating a Data Capability for your ERP System

Recently, we hosted an ERP Fireside Chat focused on how enterprise-level organizations can create incredible transformation by putting data at the head of the table to create success in ERP migrations and implementations and as a way to get to the heart of what they want from ERP systems — measurable business outcomes. Check out the new condensed version on our YouTube channel, giving you some of the best takeaways from the full-length version.

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EDW Fall | Sept. 18 – 21, 2023, Anaheim, CA

EDW Fall 2023

DATAVERSITY’s Enterprise Data World (EDW) — four days of in-depth, comprehensive tutorials and conference sessions


Kelle O’Neal will co-present with DATAVERSITY’s Shannon Kempe on “Women in Data Management and Governance.” And Engagement Partner and Collibra Practice Lead Sarah Rasmussen will lead a session about “How Data Governance and Data Management Capability Maturity Should Influence Your Investment in AI/ML Models.” You’ll also hear from Gretchen Burnham and Becky Lyons as they walk us through “Advanced Issues in Data Governance.”

Not able to attend? You can still register for the non-attendee video packages and save 15 percent using code “FSFP15.”

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