Data-driven cultures

Top 5 Trends for Data Management in 2022

2022 is here! If the last two years are any indicator, maybe we’ll end up calling this the “decade of data,” with next gen data observability, data catalog, data integration platforms, cloud data warehouses, and more making big news and bringing in big funds. We’ve...

Anatomy of an Agile Data Governance Sprint

So you’ve persuaded your data leaders and key stakeholders that the only way to achieve a data-driven culture is by adopting an Agile Data Governance methodology. Great! You’re on your way to becoming an organization where data producers and data consumers work...

How to Develop Your Agile Data Governance Charter

Anyone who has worked in an enterprise organization can tell you: change is hard. Especially when it comes to shifting away from fully entrenched principles and processes like traditional top-down governance – even if it’s not working. So how do you convince data...

Why Top-Down Data Governance is Failing

Every year, enterprises worldwide waste millions of dollars on failed data initiatives. While there are a number of factors that contribute to this, data governance is often cited as a major hurdle. That’s because too many organizations view data governance as a...

The Data Evolution — Part IV

Let’s Sprint the ‘Last Mile’ of Data Evolution to Empower Firms, Schools, Public Health, and More Every morning we are challenged to think about data when we open our news feeds: From a panel investigating disinformation, to commentary on the sins and virtues of...

The Data Evolution — Part III

The Conundrum of Data (and data.world) — a Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma To bend Winston Churchill's famous description of Russia, data is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. On one hand, data’s function is as apparent and concrete as...

The Data Evolution — Part II

How the Brains and Nervous Systems of Data Ignite Corporate and Collaborative Cognition Just as I began to write this essay, eyewear startup Warby Parker effectively made the point of my last post on data’s new “Cambrian age” — The company generated $6.7 billion in...

The Data Evolution — Part I

Dawn in the Anthropocene — The Evolution of Data  We are currently witnessing the earliest days of humanity’s next chapter. Our society is evolving into a data-driven civilization, its contours just now emerging.  Understanding the significance of this point in...

5 Questions with Kirk Borne

We all want to get more value from our data, right? So should we wrangle it, prep it, classify it, mine it, or model it? Then once we’ve got our data squared away, should we do prescriptive or predictive analytics? And does that require real-time or just-in-time data? If we had a nickel for every buzzword we hear, we could afford far better podcasting equipment.