AM3: Conducting a Data / Information Maturity Assessment
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  Sue Geuens   Sue Geuens
Industry Principal


Monday, April 18, 2016
08:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Level:  Business/Strategic

Knowing how mature your organization is and how ready it may be for a data and information management program should be high on your list of priorities. After all, we have all heard "you don't know what you don’t know" before, haven't we? But (and this is the big one), how do you assess this maturity? Is there a magic bullet, a special methodology or a trusted approach that everyone uses? One that you can go and buy somewhere? Sue says she doesn't know of one specific one and has been working with clients over a number of years trying to perform that miracle. Sometimes it has worked and sometimes not. However, challenges are her bread and butter!

Join Sue on a journey to assess your maturity for Data and Information. But be prepared: there is work to be done and you will walk away at the end of the workshop with a maturity assessment of your organization (or if you are a consultant with that of a client of your choice!). You will also walk away knowing that you can do this assessment again and again and again, over as long a period as you want to. This will, of course, allow you to measure your success! Please bring along a PC, a tablet, or - if all else fails - a Smartphone with an internet connection.

Sue Geuens? started in Data Management in 1996 when she was handed a disk with a list of builders on it and told they were hers to manage. Sue mentions this as fate taking over and providing her with what she was "meant to do." Various data roles later, her clients numbered 3 of the top 4 banking institutions in SA, a number of telco's and various pension funds, insurance companies, and health organisations. Sue was the initial designer of data quality matching algorithms for a SA built Data Quality and Matching tool (Plasma Mind). This experience stood her in good stead, as she slowly but surely climbed the ladder in Southern Africa to become the first CDMP in the country. Sue worked tirelessly on starting up DAMA SA with the successful Inaugural meeting in February of 2009. She was unanimously voted as President just prior to this event and became Past President at end of 2015. Sue is the current DAMA I President

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