Insufficient tracking of transformation value often leads to mixed feelings at the leadership level and underutilized change potential.Most of the time, (Cloud) Data & Analytics transformations are initially approved for implementation based on a solid business case with clear return exp…

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In September 2022, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data launched the #DataValues Manifesto. It includes recommendations for governments, companies, civil society organizations, donors, and others to change how data is funded, designed, managed, and used. This article explo…
Gulp Data allows companies to use their data assets as collateral for loans. This data monetization startup emerged from the need to enable SMEs to tap into their data assets as collateral or as leverage for negotiations. Lauren Cascio, the founder of Gulp Data, set out to prove that data is…
(Europe) Over the last couple of years, data catalogs have emerged from a “nice to have” data management tool to a key requirement in organizations. Consequently, more and more company partners of the Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH) seek our help in either choosing the most suita…
(Brazil) The Brazilian General Data Protection Law (LGPD), unanimously passed in 2018 by both houses of Congress after almost 10 years of multi-stakeholder debates, has become an inspiration for the rest of Latin America. As Sérgio Gallindo commented in the Memory of LGPD docu-series: “LGPD …
I have always been fascinated with how products are designed, built, and labeled. A product’s label is like a great dashboard in that it blends design appeal with fact-based information to tell you a story. Tires are no different, except that the product itself must also serve as the label b…
(US and Canada) Ever since I can remember, I have been passionate about data. I am not sure if it is the challenge of solving one big puzzle, or the power and information data gives. But the more I learn, the more I get hooked. When I flashback 25 years ago to my first role in data, I realiz…
According to data released in May 2022 by Statista Research, total enterprise data volume is projected to climb from approximately 1 petabyte in 2020 to 2.02 petabytes in 2022 – that’s a 42.2% average annual growth over the two-year period. If you have recently noticed empty shelves at your …
ESG Data Integration Challenges As investors think about integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into their investment processes and strategies, the most important consideration is how quickly they can gain meaningful insights from ESG data to identify opportunities an…
The global policy community — including high-level government representatives — turned its attention to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) eCommerce Week in April, which focused on data and digitalization for development. UNCTAD is a U.N. agency supporting 195 co…
There is value in understanding the complexity of all possible permutations that exist amongst data elements. But, the reality is that most business problems require an incredibly narrow focus to achieve optimal business value. So, the critical question is: how do you determine the focus? Us…
The Datasphere Initiative was publicly launched on April 5, 2022, on the occasion of a G7 multistakeholder meeting. Its mission is to build agile frameworks to responsibly unlock the value of data for all. The virtual event brought together almost 300 policymakers, companies, nongovernmental…