If data is a valued organisational asset then it should have standards of management and governance that are comparable to other assets such as people, buildings and money. The rapid rise in the volumes and significance of data means that many organisations are lagging behind in the scope and quality of their data management regimes; the potential value of data cannot be realised.

Improving the standards of data management and governance was one of the key themes to come out of the HEDIIP programme. The latest assessment of the organisations capabilities in this area suggest that there is still a long way to travel.

I created the Data Management function at HESA and have worked extensively to promote and embed the data management agenda across the sector. I take a holistic approach to data management issues, including organisational strategy, business processes, technology and cultural issues. Data management challenges are often complex and multi-faceted and require a broad range of skills and techniques to address.

If you would like to discuss your data management challenges, please get in touch.