Digital Transformation – it’s not about the bucket

by James Wilkinson on 07 July, 2017

As consumers, “digital” has already fundamentally changed the way we shop, learn, communicate, entertain ourselves and in some cases meet our significant others. Yet, less than 20 years ago, conventional wisdom assumed that people would never use their credit cards on the internet. Conventional wisdom was wrong. Most businesses...

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The Chief Data Officer role is created. Long Live the CDO!

by Kate Tickner on 30 June, 2017

In my last blog I mentioned that I had used Wikipedia to look up “Chief Data Officer”. One of the links I found there was this one. It is an Information Week story about the announcement of a formal Chief Data Officer role at Citigroup in 2006 which it...

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Why be a Chief Data Officer?

by Kate Tickner on 27 June, 2017

Recently I searched Wikipedia on “Chief Data Officer” in order to see how it is defined and what other sources of information its pages might lead me to and I was not disappointed*. (Yes Jimmy Wailes, I contributed to this year’s fundraiser!). Why was I looking up this term?...

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People, Process, Technology – a Data Management Love Triangle

by Kate Tickner on 27 June, 2017

Yes you read that correctly. Although of course it’s intended to get your attention and what I really mean is that for good data management – the type that will deliver business value from your data – what you need to do is think about 3 things: People, Process...

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Thoughts on the general data protection regulation (GDPR)

by Kate Tickner on 11 May, 2017

The impact of GDPR is ubiquitous in the information management industry right now and is the topic of many of the conversations we are having with clients. In addition, we recently undertook a piece of research (jointly with our partner Informatica) into the impact of GDPR in the public sector....

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A six-step action plan for EU GDPR consent mastering

by Jason Edge on 20 March, 2017

Why GDPR is relevant to all of us All EU citizens, as data subjects, have a vested interest in industry getting GDPR compliance right because it can impact our trust in the organisations who hold and process our most personal information. If you are a Data Controller or Data...

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Why GDPR and data strategy are two sides of the same coin

by Nicholas van Zeggeren on 16 March, 2017

Crossing the GDPR data delta At Entity Group we see GDPR as an opportunity for organisations acting in the role of data controllers and data processors to build trust with data subjects (the individuals whose data they hold) to become truly customer/citizen/employee centric. All too often organisations do not...

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Who’s afraid of the big bad GDPR?

by Jason Edge on 06 March, 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. Four letters that may be striking fear into the heart of your organisation. Why? Yes, the potential fines are scary (up to 4% of global turnover)… Yes, there are significant unknowns… Yes, it is potentially a massive change of mindset… But what...

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