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Traditional data governance approaches: centralized, decentralized, and hybrid, focus on governance councils and committees. These organizations are effective at driving development of policies, processes and overseeing enforcement. However, they are often seen as unwanted bureaucracy when e…

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100% of the world’s largest 250 companies have embraced sustainability reporting according to KPMG. Today, the majority of the 5200 leading companies in the world have targets to reduce carbon emissions according to the same survey. This is great news. Unfortunately, at the current moment, m…

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In a UK case, the England and Wales High Court ruled that the use of a vendor’s API to access and extract the customer’s own data constituted a use of, not just the API, but also the vendor’s underlying application. As a result, the customer is required to have a separate application license…

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In the largest announced corporate transaction of the year, S&P Global entered into a $44 billion agreement to acquire IHS Markit, thereby forming a data solutions and services behemoth intended to rival Bloomberg, Intercontinental Exchange, and Refinitiv Holdings. 

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20 years ago this summer the 9/11 terrorist attacks destroyed two iconic skyscrapers in lower Manhattan along with nearly everyone and everything within them as they collapsed. As an analyst with Gartner at the time, advising clients on data and analytics strategies and technologies, I start…

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(South Africa) Digitalization creates large-scale and sweeping changes across economies, industries and business  operations and public policy. One sector that is being disrupted significantly is the healthcare  sector, with the healthcare system look very different in future than it is curr…

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Industry buzzwords like data driven, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are regularly thrown around in conversation, and unfortunately, often out-of-context. Lofty titles like Data Scientist are imparted to individuals who have little to no experience with using data to make decis…

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In my October article, “Transforming the Organization Through Data and Analytics – the Role of Culture and OCM”, I recommended that “an organization’s culture is often too complex to attempt to change at the macro level; it is better to focus on a specific opportunity/problem and to adjust i…