A matter of chickens and unicorns

How businesses manage the knowledge gap between decision makers and data specialists could be the difference between boom and bust

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…

Data versus Information

The age old debate – which is more important? Many proponents will argue that Data is a technical term and guaranteed to send business running, Information on the other hand will get buy in and support for any initiative propagated in its name. By this logic data quality is bad, information governance is good. Interesting…

The DNA of the Chief Data Officer

A few weeks back I received a call from a head-hunter who asked me what kind of skills are necessary for data management professionals. Based on discussions with other companies she had shortlisted a bunch of technical skills, such as data modelling and SQL coding, as prerequisites. My immediate reaction was that these technical skills…