This chief data officer is breaking down silos

This chief data officer is breaking down silos, one at a time

Ursula Cottone has no formal background in technology. Over the course of a nearly 20-year banking career, she has worked in just about every area of the business, including including branch management, lending, commercial banking, investments and large-scale technical projects. Just not information technology. But in her role as chief data officer at Citizens Financial Group, Inc. — better known …

Golden Records in Multi-Domain MDM

Golden Records in Multi-Domain MDM

The term golden record is a core concept within Master Data Management (MDM). A golden record is a representation of a real world entity that may be compiled from multiple different representations of that entity in a single or in multiple different databases within the enterprise system landscape. In Multi-domain MDM we work with a range of different entity types …

Survey Shows US CIOs Getting A GDPR Headache

Survey Shows US CIOs Getting A GDPR Headache

US companies that don’t have a presence in Europe still have to be sure that they comply with the EU’s privacy laws regarding personally identifiable data. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now law, with full compliance mandated by May 2018. As the far-reaching impact of the GDPR sinks in, a recent Vanson Bourne survey of CIOs shows …

Keys to Success for Chief Data Officers

Keys to Success for Chief Data Officers

Chief data officers will be successful when they establish authority, secure budget and resources, and monetize their organization’s information assets. Chief data officers (CDOs) have a big job: They are responsible for determining how to utilize information as a business asset. Gartner found that through 2019, 90% of large organizations will have hired a CDO, but only 50% will be …

The Ultimate Guide to Delivering BI Solutions

The Ultimate Guide to Delivering BI Solutions

Imagine that you’re at the very end of a long development process of a BI solution for internal users within your organization. You might have the feeling that once you release your solution to its consumers your job will be easier and less demanding. Well, that might not be the case. The development stage is usually very demanding and can require …

7 Misconceptions About Data Lakes

7 Misconceptions About Data Lakes

As big data becomes an increasingly integral part of business operations, companies are looking for ways to make data ingestion and analysis easier in order to deliver faster, more insightful results. The data lake has emerged as a popular big data tool thanks to its inherent ability to support the accumulation of data in the original format from a potentially …

The conflict between data science and cybersecurity

The conflict between data science and cybersecurity

Big data analytics, machine learning and predictive analytics is supposed to be the panacea that will allow businesses and organizations to solve to all their problems. The promise is that given access to large swath of data, individuals in an organization can use new and interesting ways to solve complex problems. When it comes to big data and data mining, …

4 Barriers to Leveraging Big Data for Operational Innovation

4 Barriers to Leveraging Big Data for Operational Innovation

Applying Big Data to product, service, and process innovation will be challenging if data remains segregated in various departmental, systems or channel silos. To create a complete picture the data needs to come together. For example, the customer service department and marketing department might each uncover information that together would provide deep insights about possible new products & services. However, …

Boost Your Analytics: The Rise of the Citizen Data Scientist

Boost Your Analytics: The Rise of the Citizen Data Scientist

Are you struggling to hire talented data scientists to glean insights from your corporate data? There’s currently a lack of big data talent hampering corporate analytics and causing nightmares for CIOs, but I have good news for you: you may already have all the data scientists you need! There are alternatives that could help you boost corporate analytics. The rise …