The Rising Importance of AI Governance

AI governance has become a critical topic in today’s technological landscape, especially with the rise of AI and GenAI. As CEOs express concerns regarding the potential risks with these technologies, it is important to identify and address the biggest risks. Implementing effective guardrails for AI governance has become a major point of discussion, with a…

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Crossing the Data Divide: AI Data Assistants — A Data Leader’s Force Multiplier

The focus of my last column, titled Crossing the Data Divide: Data Catalogs and the Generative AI Wave, was on the impact of large language models (LLM) and generative artificial intelligence (AI) and how we disseminate knowledge throughout the enterprise and the future role of the data catalogs. Spoiler alert if you have not read…

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Creative Ways to Surf Your Data Using Virtual and Augmented Reality

Organizations often struggle with finding nuggets of information buried within their data to achieve their business goals. Technology sometimes comes along to offer some interesting solutions that can bridge that gap for teams that practice good data management hygiene. We’re going to take a look deep into the recesses of creativity and peek at two…

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How Data Analytics Is Transforming Due Diligence

Due diligence is the complex process of assessing a potential investment and ensuring it is a sound one. It involves the gathering, classifying, and analyzing of large volumes of data. Given its very nature, it’s the perfect field for data analytics, which can speed processes up and assess the quality and reliability of data. Due…

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The AI Playbook: Providing Important Reminders to Data Professionals

Eric Siegel’s “The AI Playbook” serves as a crucial guide, offering important insights for data professionals and their internal customers on effectively leveraging AI within business operations. The book, which comes out on February 6th, and its insights are captured in six statements: — Determine the value— Establish a prediction goal— Establish evaluation metrics— Prepare…

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The Currency of Information: Measuring the Value of Data (Part Four)

Data professionals often talk about the importance of managing data and information as organizational assets, but what does this mean? What is the actual business value of data and information? How can this value be measured? How do we manage data and information as assets? These are some of the questions that I intend to…

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Elevating Data and Analytics for 2024: A GenAI Imperative

As GenAI ascends in priority for CIOs, CDOs, and business leaders, 2023 has placed data and analytics in the spotlight. The hidden challenge is that entities lagging in data industrialization find themselves trailing in business transformation. GenAI and machine learning are touted to address myriad problems. Morgan Vawter, global vice president of data and analytics…

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The Role of Dark Data: Uncovering Insights in Unused Information

Dark data remains one of the greatest untapped resources in business. This is due to the vast amounts of usable data that exists within an organization, but is not utilized or analyzed to serve a specific purpose. These untapped sources could include customer information, transaction records, and more. Since dark data represents missed opportunities for…

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Eyes on Data: The Right Foundation for Trusted Data and Analytics

Trust. Trust is defined as the assured reliance or belief on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something (Webster’s Dictionary). It’s a term we use often to describe how we feel about the people, the institutions, and the things around us. But I would argue that the term “trust” was used differently…

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