2020 Data Leadership Report

86 data leaders. $1 trillion in combined revenues. Find out what they had to say about data assets, how they’re seen, invested in, managed (or not) and what experts say can be done to tackle the challenges.
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How To Manage Data As An Asset Webinar

‘Data as an asset’ is said a lot but rarely understood. On 11 December at 11:30 AM GMT we’re running a webinar that sets out what it means to really manage data as an asset, why it doesn’t happen more and how to get the business on board with it.

It’s thirty minutes, straight the point and with time for discussion. If you’re obsessed with technologies or technical standards, this isn’t for you. It’s for data leaders who want to secure a space for data at the top table of the business.


The Benefits Of Data Sharing

A year ago, we were warned that data accessibility was one of the major challenges facing Big Data organisations. Richard Joyce, a senior analyst at Forrester, said that “a 10% increase in data accessibility will result in more than $65 million additional net income for a Fortune 1000 company”. But have organisations heeded this warning and have they encouraged data sharing?

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Why Do Data Initiatives Fail?

Gartner reported in 2017 that 85% of data initiatives failed, but with 97% of respondents in Big Data organisations investing in data analytics, Big Data and AI, and 73% receiving measurable value from these initiatives, why are so many data initiatives failing? Last year, NewVantage Partners reported that only a third of organisations have successfully made a shift towards a

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Data Ownership And The Solid Revolution

“Vague but exciting”: these three words were used by Mike Sendall, senior scientist at the CERN laboratories in Geneva, to comment on the draft of an internal project that would revolutionise, in only a few years, the way communications happened across the globe.  It was the year 1989 and Tim Berners-Lee, one of the researchers, supervised by Dr Sendall, was

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Structural Holes And Life Sciences 4.0: A Social Network Analysis

This blog uses social network analysis to investigate how the life sciences industry is evolving to harness the power of data. What is social network analysis? Social network analysis examines the structure of social networks, where networks are characterised by nodes (people) and edges (the relationships that connect people). Social network analysis has emerged as a key technique in modern

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Data Quality Management – The Competitive Edge

What if a management approach existed that improved customer retention, made your organisation more efficient and gave you a competitive edge?  In the 1970s and 80s a new manufacturing philosophy began to emerge in industry: total quality management. TQM sought to minimise quality issues by taking an all encompassing approach to the product lifecycle, spanning the entire design, supply and

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Data Architecture Lessons From The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

More than 20 years after the completion of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, modern organisations can learn key data architecture principles from its success.  The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is one of the most admired works of contemporary architecture and some regard it as the greatest building of our time. It exemplifies the value great architecture creates. Frank Gehry’s architectural genius

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A Chief Data Officer Often Fails Because Of These 5 Things

The discipline of data management is now reaching a level of maturity that is revealing the true potential of data. As we illustrated in our post on the Anmut Data Maturity Ladder, it is clear that organisations have made significant strides to use data and analytics to improve profitability. Many organisations, especially those subject to externally imposed regulatory requirements, such

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Measuring The Value Of Intangible Assets

This blog examines the concept of intangible asset value and what it means for organisations. Trends in intangible assets In May 2017, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs released a paper that examined recent trends in investment in intangible assets and the contribution of intangibles to economic growth and productivity. Among the researchers’ key findings were the

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Introducing The Anmut Data Maturity Ladder

How much value does data add to your organisation? How do you evaluate your organisation’s data maturity? At Anmut these are questions that we have discussed at length with academics, business leaders, digital and data leaders. We have summarised our findings in the Anmut Data Maturity Ladder, a framework for understanding how well organisations make use of their data. Organisations

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Anmut Data Philosophy

The future is set to be written in data; but with a massive 97% of businesses saying they are not happy with the state of their data, are we leaving too much to chance? Besides the World Cup and Donald Trump, this year has another serious contender for the most trending topic: data. First exploding into the public eye with

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