datacitizens18

My key take aways from #DataCitizens18

For three days last week, New York City became the #datacapital of the world. Data leaders and data citizens from 29 countries and every industry gathered for #datacitizens18. What were some key themes? 1.) Is data governance dead? As governance becomes integral to every data oriented scenario – analytics, AI, compliance, privacy and more –…

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Previewing Collibra Data Citizens 2018

As you read this I will be on my way to New York City ahead of next week’s Collibra Data Citizen’s conference This is the third year that the event is being held, and it is rapidly becoming the event of the year for organisations that are serious about their data It is great that…

Big data or big disaster?

When I first started posting about big data, very few users existed in South Africa. Today, most last organisations have a Hadoop data lake – in many cases replacing traditional ETL and/or acting as a data archive as well as a feeder to the enterprise data warehouse and, various operational data marts. In a few,…

The importance of ethics

This weekend’s scandal involving the Australian cricket team and their attempt to cheat against South Africa has made world news. Even CNN had a ticker running in the subject and Americans don’t even watch cricket. For those that haven’t been paying any attention to the news – on Saturday, as the third Test match in…