We have got so used to this idea that it seems totally self-evident, but it is all too easy to forget that this process-centric approach emerged at a time when technologies for storing data were almost non-existent and when computers could do little else but run single programs.
That world may no longer exist but today’s IT industry has simply failed to take account of this seismic change and still shows no interest in understanding the true nature of digital information and how it should be managed.
The purpose of this talk is to examine how and why this has happened and what IT users can do to remedy this situation.
- Data nightmares: why IT users continue to face the same data-related problems.
- Understanding the true nature of the process-centric mindset.
- Understanding the true nature of information.
- Challenges and solutions: making data-centric IT a practical reality.
George has been working as a senior technical and data architect for many years, during which time he has successfully designed and built a range of complex information systems for public and private organisations in the UK, Europe and the USA. More recently, he has been focusing on the challenge of enterprise data governance, and on the challenges of making data-centric information management a practical reality by providing users with the integrated semantic and technical framework which will make any and all data comprehensively and easily usable.
Stage 1 | Data Strategy & Governance
George Staw – Chief Data Architect | Barclays Bank