Data-driven cultures

When your data problems seem big, start small

Your disorganized data lake can feel more like an ocean. But you can take control. Set the boundaries for starting up your data initiative. Without it, the problem can seem never-ending. Break your data solution up into bite-sized steps to achieve incremental (and...

Calculate your data catalog’s ROI

Enterprises, analysts, and experts agree: data catalogs have a significant impact on your business’ bottom line. Without one, you risk getting left behind by your more data-driven competitors. Gartner calls augmented data catalogs an “enterprise must-have,” while...

How to strengthen your culture of data sourcing

We hear it over and over: companies are increasingly looking outside their own four walls for data. This is prompting organizations to expand existing data sourcing teams or start them for the first time. The benefits are clear: third party data can help you...

A Historic Investment in Fueling Data Cultures

On behalf of our incredible team at data.world, I’m very proud to announce our $26m expansion funding round. This is our fourth and largest round of funding to date, and like the others it was significantly oversubscribed. data.world is my sixth business as an...

Data technology and the human touch

“We can take a rocket to space, make that land back on a platform in the middle of the ocean, but we still can’t say these two spreadsheets match,” Juan Sequeda recalls a speaker at Enterprise Data World saying. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The technology is...

Principles of Agile Data Governance

This is Part Four of a four-part series about Agile Data Governance. In Part One, we covered lessons learned from software development history and how they should guide us in today’s data challenges. Part Two profiles stakeholder types and explains the process at a...

How Agile Data Governance advances data-driven cultures

This is Part Three of a four-part series about Agile Data Governance. In Part One, we covered lessons learned from software development history and how they should guide us in today’s data challenges. Part Two profiles stakeholder types and explains the process at a...

The Journey of a (Data) Hero

This article was originally published on digi.city.  I find it interesting to visualize modern concepts in vintage ways. For example, as a boy growing up in Germany, I remember being in awe of the shelves filled with books at the Ramstein Library. Where did I start? I...

Thoughts on the usability of enterprise data products

The other day, a member of our sales team shared this Twitter thread comparing the usability of baby clothes to enterprise software. This takedown is both funny and true, speaking as a parent and as an enterprise software co-founder and user. The really insightful bit...

How Yonder Empowers Employees with Democratized Data Access and Tools

Yonder is a fast-growing authentic internet company on a mission to give the online world the same amount of cultural context as the offline world. “We’re the anthropologists of the internet,” says Taylor McCaslin—Senior Product Manager at Yonder—describing how the...

How to fight data bias with smart hires

Algorithms are only as good as the data that feeds them. Data scientists are deeply familiar with the impact of GIGO (garbage in, garbage out), where messy inaccuracies, fragmented data, and the like result in poor analysis. But fairness, inclusion, and bias in the...

3 ways to find out what your data people aren’t telling you

This is Part 5 in a series about Collective Data Empowerment. If you want to get the whole series and accompanying tools in an ebook, go here. So, you’re a data executive. You’re on a mission to build a data-driven culture. You spend your days leading organizational...

Finding your way with Collective Data Empowerment

This is Part 4 in a series about Collective Data Empowerment. If you want to get the whole series and accompanying tools in an ebook, go here. Imagine... You are in a dark forest. Above, the dense canopy of branches and leaves hides the sun’s position. Your phone died...