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Meta Data and
the CDO
© 2015 IMCue Solutions, Inc.
Background & Agenda
2
• Metadata Types and Categories
• Trends in Metadata Technology
• The CDO’s role in the Metadata
Fun...
Definition of meta data – perspective
• Cocktail party definition
– “Data about data”
• Business definition
– Item Master ...
Sample definition
• Gartner
– Data describing various facets of a data asset, for the
purpose of improving its usability t...
Meta Data to Date
• Perceptions
– Needed (maybe)
– Sunk cost
• Recent justification from
regulations and NSA
• Most organi...
Metadata Types and Categories
6
DNA Model
D
N
A
7
DNA to Gartner xref
Run Grow Transform
reduce risks, eliminate
inefficiency and improve
responsiveness
target improvements...
The CDO’s role in the Metadata Function
9
CDO’s Role
• Plan
– Match business needs with
meta data features
– Engage with stakeholders and
benefactors
– Not selling,...
DNA comes from Business Information
Requirements
11
NEEDS
BIRs
DNA (Meta
data
requirements)
Improve Customer
Experience
Ob...
CDO’s Role
• Manage
– Oversee use and value
– Monitor cost
– Ensure practical use – avoid
dumpage
• Operate
– Verify Data ...
Sample – Make models useful
Seed
• Acquire
• Buy
• Steal
• Pattern
Align &
Identify
Core
Useful
concept-
ual
Useful
logica...
Sample Case for Value Added Meta Data
• Large health provider
• The Challenge:
– Over 350 inconsistent metrics
– Slow and ...
Trends in Metadata Technology
15
Trends
• Pressure on traditional tools and new tools
• Lineage
• Registry / landscape
• Data centric controls
• Realistic ...
Trends
• Automatic collection
• Big data / data lake
management
• Inventory management for the
CDO
• Intersection with ITI...
18
THANK YOU!
Questions?
18
19
Building Value Through
Information Asset Management™
jladley@imcue.com
314-422-9076
19
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CDO Webinar: Metadata and the CDO

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Thanks to wiki leaks, the NSA and intense regulatory environments, metadata is now a common term. What is the role of the Top Data Job and what are the options to deploy an effective metadata environment. John will explore some new avenues and lessons learned for metadata.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

Metadata Architectures
Metadata Types and Categories
Trends in Metadata Technology
The CDO’s role in the Metadata Function

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CDO Webinar: Metadata and the CDO

  1. 1. Meta Data and the CDO © 2015 IMCue Solutions, Inc.
  2. 2. Background & Agenda 2 • Metadata Types and Categories • Trends in Metadata Technology • The CDO’s role in the Metadata Function
  3. 3. Definition of meta data – perspective • Cocktail party definition – “Data about data” • Business definition – Item Master for Data • Techno definition – Whatever we need to make it work • Usage-based definition – How you need to use it
  4. 4. Sample definition • Gartner – Data describing various facets of a data asset, for the purpose of improving its usability throughout its life cycle – Metadata unlocks the value of data, and therefore requires management attention [Gartner 2010] • IMCue – Data required to manage and use information assets successfully – The “DNA” of an enterprise 4
  5. 5. Meta Data to Date • Perceptions – Needed (maybe) – Sunk cost • Recent justification from regulations and NSA • Most organizations more serious – Sustainable meta data – Key component of information asset management 5
  6. 6. Metadata Types and Categories 6
  7. 7. DNA Model D N A 7
  8. 8. DNA to Gartner xref Run Grow Transform reduce risks, eliminate inefficiency and improve responsiveness target improvements across the entire value chain attain new horizons, new markets and new models Define Trust Compliance Consistency Accuracy Recognition Understanding Navigate Compliance Quality Expedience Where used Leverage Location Collaboration Architecture Integrity Configuration Alignment Efficiency Scalability 8 Note: Business and Technical meta data have NOT been mentioned. This categorization is based on audience, and is not suitable for oversight
  9. 9. The CDO’s role in the Metadata Function 9
  10. 10. CDO’s Role • Plan – Match business needs with meta data features – Engage with stakeholders and benefactors – Not selling, but engaging for sustainability • Define – Focus on usable glossaries – Create sustainable processes – Define lineage aspects 10
  11. 11. DNA comes from Business Information Requirements 11 NEEDS BIRs DNA (Meta data requirements) Improve Customer Experience Objective Improve retention of households and next gen clients Business Action Prevent excessive delays in responding to client queries Information use (levers) Accurate understanding of accounts and holdings Business Information Requirements (BIRs) and Metrics House holding and family data quality Net promoter score Cross references household / business entities Data Candidates Client Household Demographics
  12. 12. CDO’s Role • Manage – Oversee use and value – Monitor cost – Ensure practical use – avoid dumpage • Operate – Verify Data Governance engaged with meta data – Verify use where desired • Sustain – Ensure adequate training and communications – Measure successes and value 12
  13. 13. Sample – Make models useful Seed • Acquire • Buy • Steal • Pattern Align & Identify Core Useful concept- ual Useful logical Physicals •Rationalize to technology Cross walk / Instant- iate Useful ?
  14. 14. Sample Case for Value Added Meta Data • Large health provider • The Challenge: – Over 350 inconsistent metrics – Slow and cumbersome to produce – Whose metrics should we trust? multiple departments create the same metrics… • The Solution: – Used 4 cross-functional groups to define and rationalize the metrics – Extracted definitional and behavior meta data manually • The Results: – Single version of 200 metrics – Seeded enterprise model – Enterprise level glossary of metrics and data elements 14
  15. 15. Trends in Metadata Technology 15
  16. 16. Trends • Pressure on traditional tools and new tools • Lineage • Registry / landscape • Data centric controls • Realistic approaches • New sources (Outlook) 16
  17. 17. Trends • Automatic collection • Big data / data lake management • Inventory management for the CDO • Intersection with ITIL • Moving away from relational • “Google” for data search 17
  18. 18. 18 THANK YOU! Questions? 18
  19. 19. 19 Building Value Through Information Asset Management™ jladley@imcue.com 314-422-9076 19

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