Every single item on a company mission statement relates to data at some level. It is from the position of data expertise that the mission will be executed and company leadership will emerge. The data professional is absolutely sitting on the performance of the company in this information economy and has an obligation to demonstrate the possibilities and originate the architecture, data and projects that will deliver. After all, no matter what business you’re in, you’re in the business of information.
Organizations today need to take advantage of the numerous relevant data platforms to which they provision their data. Platforming the data correctly is a key indicator of workload success. This leaves the progressive organization with more data platforms than ever before and with a clear need to make them all work together. Throw in multiple clouds and the data integration challenge moves exponentially. Data integration is at an all-time high in terms of need and shows no signs of abating.
The speaker will share from experience some of the hallmarks of mature, leading data and data integration environments that leaders will be guiding their data environments towards in the next few years, with the goal of helping true data leadership emerge.
William McKnight is an internationally recognized authority in information management. He is president of McKnight Consulting Group, an Inc. 5000 company, which provides clients with action plans, architectures, strategies, complete programs and vendor-neutral tool selection to manage information. He is the author of the books "Integrating Hadoop," "Information Management: Strategies for Gaining a Competitive Advantage with Data,"and "90 Days to Success in Consulting."
Jake Freivald is de Vice President van Product Marketing bij Information Builders. In deze functie is Jake verantwoordelijk voor de strategische en productgerichte berichtgeving, het creëren van content voor digitale marketing en de daarmee samenhangende vereisten voor de relaties met de pers en analisten. Hij voltooide een Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1991 aan Cornell University.