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About the Webinar
In many organizations and functional areas, data has pulled even with money in terms of what makes the proverbial world go ‘round. As businesses struggle to cope with the 21st century’s newfound data flood, it is more important than ever before to prioritize data as an asset that directly supports business imperatives. However, while organizations across most industries make some attempt to address data opportunities (e.g. Big Data) and data challenges (e.g. data quality), the results of these efforts frequently fall far below expectations. At the root of many of these failures is poor organizational data management—which fortunately is a remediable problem.
This webinar will cover three lessons, each illustrated with examples, that will help you establish realistic goals and benchmarks for data management processes and communicate their value to both internal and external decision makers:
- How organizational thinking must change to include value-added data management practices
- The importance of walking before you run with data-focused initiatives
- Prioritizing specification and data governance over “silver bullet” analytical tools
About the Speaker
Founding Director, Data Blueprint
Peter Aiken, Ph.D., is a modern-day business guru, highly sought after as a keynote speaker and widely respected as one of the top ten data management authorities worldwide. During the course of a career spanning over 30 years, Peter has revolutionized the data management discipline, an achievement to which more than 50 organizations in 20 countries and myriad industries—from healthcare to defense, telecommunications to manufacturing—can attest. Peter’s technical know-how and experience as a speaker, teacher, consultant, and writer have produced outstanding structural efficiency and profitability for dozens of clients—not to mention six renowned data management publications, the latest of which are his books Monetizing Data Management and Making the Case for the Chief Data Officer. Outside of winning over crowds all across the globe, Peter is the Founding Director of Data Blueprint—a data management consulting firm with a steadfast reputation for putting organizations on the right path to leverage data for competitive advantage and operational excellence—as well as a former President of the International Data Management Association (DAMA), an Associate Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University, and a passionate horse enthusiast alongside his wife Cathy.