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Looking Back to Look Ahead: Talent Lessons from the Dot-com Era

During the Dot-com era the talent pool was so scarce we used to joke that the technical screening process was reduced to having the candidate breathe on a mirror, and if they could fog it, they were hired. That is a slight exaggeration, but they...

A Data Breach – Scarier than Michael on Halloween

 

The Surprising Simplicity of Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

 

Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury once wrote, “Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn't exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an...

How Small & Medium-Sized Organizations Can Modernize Data Operations Like Capital One & Fannie Mae

I recently came across an article in Forbes about how Fannie Mae is transforming its data environment to emulate more of what we see at firms like Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook. Fannie Mae brought in Scott Richardson, formerly of Capital...

A Tale of Two Data Strategies: It Was the Best of Data, It Was the Worst of Data.

I’ve been engaged in several data modernization discussions lately with various organizations, and there seems to be a theme emerging that points to two very different and diverging approaches to data modernization: one that is very thought-out,...

Associations Are Data Companies – Plain and Simple

The data modernization movement has taken hold in the commercial sector, and we’re now seeing signs that the nonprofit and association sectors are beginning to follow suit. It’s no mystery that for the most part, associations struggle with their...

Associations -  Never Put the AMS Cart Before the Data Governance Horse

 

This past week I met with the leadership of an association here in the DC area to talk about Data Governance as it related to their upcoming AMS upgrade. Up until now, they viewed Data Governance as something they knew they needed to fix, but...

Dear Leadership - You May Be Killing Agile

How Well Do You Govern Your Data?

Over the last couple of years, I’ve helped many organizations of different sizes and various industries that were struggling with Data Governance. Every organization recognized the importance of governing their data assets, and all were governing...

Top 5 Considerations for Evaluating Stacked Payment Integrity Solutions Across the Enterprise – A Quick Primer for the Busy CIO

Improper claims payment contributes more than $200 billion to the annual cost of U.S. healthcare, yet few payers are leveraging modern techniques and tools to proactively curb these unnecessary costs.

 

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