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3 data governance communities that you may not have thought of

One common challenge facing companies embarking on data governance journeys is how to structure the data governance organisation. Although an enterprise data governance office and organisation is desired, this may not be practical during the early stages of implementing the capability, Early efforts may be driven from a project perspective (e.g. BCBS 239 or Customer…

A review of 2017, and predictions for 2018

Happy New year, everyone. May 2018 bring you happiness! At this time of year it is traditional to look forward and make predictions for 2018. This year, I thought it may be useful to look back at 2017, while planning for 2018. Last year, I predicted that PoPI and GDPR would be major drivers for…

Merry Christmas

Happy holidays everyone! Hope you had a blessed and peaceful day yesterday, whether or not you celebrate Christmas, and that you managed to spend some time with loved ones.       party noun a social gathering of invited guests, typically involving eating, drinking, and entertainment. “a New year’s party” verb enjoy oneself at a…

One of the challenges of fitness for purpose

A common definition of quality data is data that is fit for purpose. Last week, I suggested that Steinhoff’s accounting shenanigans can be attributed (at least in part) to poor data quality and, more directly, to poor governance. Francois Marais’s Response to ‘a Steinhoff guide for dummies’ gives non-financial experts an understanding of what Steinhoff were doing.…