Security
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Congratulations to Sallie Mae’s Chief Data Steward!

GwenThomas - October 17, 2011

What a great week for those of us working in the data wold! Barbara Deemer, Chief Data Steward at Sallie Mae, was named the winner of the First Annual…

Data Quality
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Turning Frameworks Into Strategies

GwenThomas - October 16, 2011

Just read a brilliant post by Dylan Jones called “A Framework is not a Strategy.” It was in response to a comman Data Quality Pro community member…

Data Quality
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Martha Stewart and Data-Centricity

GwenThomas - June 3, 2011

One of the LinkedIn Groups I participate in has spent the past two months discussing the following question: “Respect for data - are we beginning to see a…

Business Intelligence
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Looking for (data) love in all the wrong places

GwenThomas - May 24, 2011

I just had dinner with a friend who works with customer data for a new line of business (LOB) for a very large and established company. My friend -…

Business Rules
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Governance of the People? Of the Data? For the …

GwenThomas - May 20, 2011

Just read Julie Hunt’s blog on the connections between business process and data governance. Interesting.  http://preview.tinyurl.com/proc1hunt. In it, she quotes Rob Karel of Forrester from a blog entry…

Analytics
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Reference/Master Data Management Opportunity for All of Us

GwenThomas - May 17, 2011

Raise your hand if your programs have ever struggled with the ”official names” of organizations. Wow! Did you hear that WHOOSH around the world? Yep, it’s a universal problem, with…

Data Quality
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Data Governance & Quality Rock Stars

GwenThomas - May 16, 2011

One of my clients used to affectionately call me a Rock Star. Why? Because of a Bon Jovi documentary in which he talked frankly about life on…

Analytics
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Data Governance Capabilities

GwenThomas - April 11, 2011

Been following (and finally participating in) an interesting, thoughtful, thought-provoking online discussion about the similarities / differences of BA and BI. (Business Analytics and Business Intelligence.) About a…

Book Review
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Carl Hiassen, Drama, and Data Governance

GwenThomas - March 17, 2011

Just finished listening to an interview with the great writer Carl Hiassen, a fellow Floridian and chronicler of crazy. (It was on Public Radio, BTW - go Public…

Data Quality
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Governing Data vs Governing People

GwenThomas - February 10, 2011

My friend David Plotkin, who is the Data Governance Manager of AAA of Northern California, Nevada, and Utah, reached out to me recently to restate something I’d said last summer…