2022 Top 100 Global Leaders in Data & Analytics

It is a great honour to be named by Corinium as one of the 2022 Top 100 Global Leaders in Data & Analytics. As I have noted previously my team are the ones who do all the hard work to bring the ideas and strategies into reality. A huge thank-you to them for trusting me and being such amazing co-creators of excellent work. This year … Continue reading 2022 Top 100 Global Leaders in Data & Analytics

Ransomware – it’s like robbing banks

Have you noticed that nobody seems to rob banks anymore? That is because the criminal gangs have realised that it is easier to stay at home in their pyjamas and do ransomware raids and steal money that way. While this remains a profitable exercise it will continue. And it will get worse! Increasingly their tactics are more malign: they exfiltrate your data, then lock it, … Continue reading Ransomware – it’s like robbing banks

CDO Summit 2021 – The Data Governance Imperative: Tools, Teams, and Processes – How to Successfully Implement a Data Governance Strategy

Spoke on a panel recently at CDO Summit 2021 regarding data governance along with Moderator: John Hershberger, Practice Lead for Financial Services and Insurance at Wavicle; and Mark Pannek, Data Governance Leader at ADM It was a really interesting panel, with each of us from different kind of organisations, from different continents too. Some common themes that emerged were: the complexity of the modern data … Continue reading CDO Summit 2021 – The Data Governance Imperative: Tools, Teams, and Processes – How to Successfully Implement a Data Governance Strategy

3D printing comes of age – creating major urban infrastructure

I am a huge fan of Amara’s Law, and have been known to quote it extensively in talks. This is because humans are not very good at estimating things. Especially estimating what technologies will have long term impact on our lives. “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” Roy Amara, past … Continue reading 3D printing comes of age – creating major urban infrastructure

CDO Magazine 2021 List of Global Data Power Women

2021 List of Global Data Power Women

So honoured to be among the CDO Magazine 2021 Global Data Power Women. Another huge thank-you to my team, who do all the work to bring my vision to reality. CDO Magazine has once again searched the globe, reached out to key influencers and industry organizations and is excited to announce our 2021 list. These women are shaping the landscape of business and pioneering the … Continue reading 2021 List of Global Data Power Women

Getting started with Data Governance

Often folks simply do not know where to get started with their data governance program in an organisation. I recently gave a talk at the Australian Cyber Conference 2021 in Canberra on how to get started with a data governance program. This talk is based on my experience of running the UNSW data and information governance program since late 2014. When I first set out … Continue reading Getting started with Data Governance