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Data quality: The direct impact on profit

In a landmark ruling, South African court’s have ruled against the City of Johannesburg in a billing dispute. The Court found that the onus is on the municipality, not the client, to prove the accuracy of the meter readings on which the disputed bills were based. In essence, accurate and complete billing data is at…

Cows grazing on Commons

Data Governance and the Tragedy of the Commons

TD Ameritrade Chief Data Officer, Derek Strauss,gave his insights into the role of the Chief Data Officer based on his more than 20 years in data management. Where data governance is often (wrongly) associated only with a policing function, Derek used an unusual analogy to show why it is much more than that. Tragedy of…

Data Citizen's Conference

Data Governance lessons from the trenches

Last week I attended the inaugural South African Chief Data Officer’s forum in Johannesburg. A bit of a hospital pass as i was asked at he last minute to facilitate the workshop on Data and Compliance that ran on Thursday morning All in all a very useful and informative event – possibly the first data-centric…

Monetisation vs data privacy

Data monetisation has been a recurring theme at various seminars and events that I have attended or spoken at over the last few years. The below infographic – by content marketing specialists Hupspot – illustrates some of the information that data brokers are collecting and selling about each of us. Personally, I welcome some of…