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DAMA International Presents Awards at EDW 2013

by Angela Guess Peter Aiken, President of DAMA International, started things off with a splash at the Enterprise Data World’s “Conference Welcome and Awards Presentation” yesterday. He presented several awards on behalf of DAMA to individuals who have excelled during the last year in their specific fields of data management. The awards were presented to:…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Michael Scofield on Data Governance

by Charles Roe In an effort to leverage the knowledge of several of the top minds in the Data Management industry, DATAVERSITY™ has been conducting a series of interviews on some of the most relevant topics in the field today. Recently, we interviewed Michael Scofield, an Assistant Professor at Loma Linda University. Michael will be…

The Chief Data Architect

by Michael Brackett Over the years many titles have been proposed and used for primary data management positions, such as data administrator, data guardian, data czar, data custodian, and so on.  A recent title is data governor, presumably to manage the data governance function.  However, data cannot be governed—only people can be governed.[i]  Another recent…

Speaker Spotlight Column: James G. Kobielus on Data Scientists

by Charles Roe In an effort to leverage the knowledge of several of the top minds in the Data Management industry, DATAVERSITY™ has been conducting a series of interviews on some of the most relevant topics in the field today. Recently, we interviewed James G. Kobielus, the Senior Program Director of Product Marketing and Big…

Big Data Goes to Hollywood

by Angela Guess Saswato Das of SAP recently wrote for Forbes, “Are you ready for Big Data at the big screen? It’s true. Hollywood has discovered Big Data’s talents to determine how to distribute and promote movies. Advertisements viewers see before a movie is screened, and how that movie will be distributed later through channels…

Four in Ten Marketing Executives Unprepared to Meet Objectives

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of Accenture, “Four in 10 top marketing executives say they are not well prepared to meet their objectives, citing a lack of funding and inefficient business practices as the main impediments to improved performance, according to global research by Accenture. The research also reveals a growing…

Casewise Signs OEM Agreement with CA Technologies

by Angela Guess Reporting from Enterprise Data World, “Casewise Systems, a leading international provider of Enterprise Business Architecture, Business Process Analysis and Business Process Management software and solutions, today announced it has signed an OEM agreement with CA Technologies to provide a data-driven enterprise architecture solution that helps businesses visualize organizational interdependencies for better decision-making.…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Benjamin Wirtz on Data Governance

by Charles Roe In an effort to leverage the knowledge of several of the top minds in the Data Management industry, DATAVERSITY™ has been conducting a series of interviews on some of the most relevant topics in the field today. Recently, we interviewed Benjamin F. Wirtz, the CEO at Unifyo. Benjamin will be giving a…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Cédric Carbone on Big Data/Hadoop

by Charles Roe In an effort to leverage the knowledge of several of the top minds in the Data Management industry, DATAVERSITY™ has been conducting a series of interviews on some of the most relevant topics in the field today. Recently, we interviewed Cédric Carbone, the Chief Technical Officer at Talend. Cédric will be giving…

The Proof of Value in Big Data

by Angela Guess Paul Thorley of CIO.com reports, “Capgemini’s 2012 global survey on big data, commissioned by the Economic Intelligence Unit, covered 607 executives around the world (25 per cent in the Asia-Pacific region), and found that the majority of respondents (54 per cent) say that management decisions based purely on intuition or experience are…