Think Globally, Act Locally: Global MDM Benefits and Challenges
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  Michael Jennings   Michael Jennings
Senior Director, Global Data Architecture
Walgreens Boots Alliance


Wednesday, April 5, 2017
09:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Level:  Intermediate

The ability to leverage the immense data available across an organization has become paramount to continued growth and success. Companies need accessible and reliable information to make more informed and effective business decisions across channels while continuing to provide quality service to their customers. Many companies recognize the need to develop a Master Data Program, as part of an overall Data Strategy initiative, to consistently manage the quality, data interoperability, accessibility, and availability of core data (e.g., customer, product). This challenge is magnified for global organizations that need to master a data domain(s) across divisions and countries.

Identifying and agreeing on global attributes, reference data, industry standards, regulatory data needs, and other considerations all need to be addressed to successfully establish a global data domain. Determining what data domains should or should not be global and addressing the differing cultural and political realities is all critical to make your global master data program successful and valuable.

Michael Jennings is a recognized industry expert in enterprise architecture and information management. He has more than 25 years of information management experience in various industries.

Jennings speaks frequently on enterprise architecture and information management concepts and practices at major industry conferences. He is co-author of the book "Universal Meta Data Models" and a contributing author to the books "Building and Managing the Meta Data Repository" and “The DAMA Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge - DMBOK."

Jennings was recognized with the 2013 DAMA International Professional Achievement Award and as one of Information Management Magazine’s 25 Top Information Managers of 2012.

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