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Productive relationships are based on establishing a shared understanding, then maintaining a meaningful dialogue. For data governance initiatives this means going beyond merely imposing policies and standards and engaging in a two-way conversation about real business challenges and solutions.…

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Data Governance initiatives often struggle to gain real business traction and bring about noticeable change. A lack of executive sponsorship is often cited as the main reason why the data governance effort was not able to drive through a…

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Most data governance implementations are conducted through roles, committees, policies and maybe the odd data dictionary. While this approach may interest the data crowd, it neither engages with nor brings much value to the day-to-day concerns of most business…

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Large firms have specialised functions which group together skills, knowledge and purpose. Separation of functions and duties also ensures separation between those operating the business and those controlling it. In today’s increasingly regulated environment, Chinese walls are a necessity.…

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Working together effectively in large organisations is not easy. Year on year, organisations seem to grow more complex and more challenging to understand, despite constant efforts by executives to reorganise, consolidate and refocus. Change is often slow to start…

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or ‘seeing the wood and the trees’ Data sits at the core of today’s modern firm. Making sure that this data is of sufficient quality has thus become a key strategic consideration. Data Quality measurement, and subsequent remediation of…

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Rise of the Chief Data Officer The modern firm relies heavily on data. It provides insight into business performance as well as strategic direction. If utilised properly it plays an integral role in running the firm. Many large scale firms…