Building An Enterprise Data Marketplace to Shop for Data as a Service

Mike Ferguson, Managing Director, Intelligent Business Strategies Ltd

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One of the highest priorities in organisations today is to address the issue of untrusted data to avoid the problem of ‘Garbage in, garbage out’. Untrusted data leads to inaccurate predictions, recommendations, reports and dashboards. Instead they want to ‘design in’ data governance, improve agility in data preparation and reuse of data assets to maximise business value. In order to do that companies are rethinking their data strategy and looking at creating a data lake, and a standard component based data curation process to create trusted data assets and make them available as a service in an internal enterprise data marketplace so that it is easy to find, access, share and reuse across the enterprise. This session looks at building an enterprise data marketplace and the challenges in managing and operating one.

Mike Ferguson is Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited. As an analyst and consultant he specialises in business intelligence, data management and enterprise business integration

With over 30 years of IT experience, Mike has consulted for dozens of companies on business intelligence/corporate performance management strategy, technology selection, enterprise architecture, business integration, MDM and data integration.

He has spoken at events all over the world and written numerous articles. Mike is a resident expert on the B-EYE-Network, providing articles, blogs and his insights on the industry.

Formerly he was a principal and co-founder of Codd and Date Europe Limited – the inventors of the Relational Model, a Chief Architect at NCR on the Teradata DBMS and European Managing Director of Database Associates.

He teaches popular master classes in New Technologies for Data Warehousing and BI, Operational BI, Enterprise Data Governance, Master Data Management, Data Integration and Enterprise Architecture.


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