Designing Your Data-Driven Organization Through Data Curation
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  Stephanie McReynolds   Stephanie McReynolds
VP of Marketing


Tuesday, April 4, 2017
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Level:  Business/Strategic

Curation is the act of organizing and maintaining a collection. As a society, we have long curated content - starting in 1851 with newspapers and evolving to social platforms, such as Facebook and Pinterest.

In the world of data, curation enables individuals to share and discover their own data, driving self-service analytics. But the goal of self-service analytics - to give employees a one-stop shop for data knowledge - also requires organizational control over data quality. Increasing volumes of accessible data are driving organizations to shift to data curation as a way to manage data value, share data knowledge, and control data quality.

Attendees will walk away with a ‘how-to’ guide to achieve success with data curation techniques that drive self-service analytics with trust in data.

Throughout this talk, attendees will learn:

  • The difference between data governance, information stewardship, and data curation - Are they the same? How do they differ?
  • The process of data curation for big data and how to achieve balance between automation and human collaboration
  • The value of technologies for data curation and the key components of a data curation solution

With over 15 years of data infrastructure and application experience, Stephanie McReynolds has a track record of bringing new technologies to market and into the hands of business analysts. Stephanie is currently the Vice President of Marketing at Alation.

Prior to Alation, Stephanie was instrumental in building the first marketing team at the self-service data preparation provider Trifacta. She previously held senior product management positions at a number of data companies including Teradata, Aster Data, and Oracle. Stephanie earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Stanford University.

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