The Five Components of a Data Strategy
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  Evan Levy   Evan Levy
Vice President, Data Management Programs


Wednesday, April 5, 2017
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Level:  Business/Strategic

There’s consensus in the technology industry that data has become the new currency of business. With most companies, their “data plan” starts and ends with storage; there’s little discussion about a roadmap that addresses data sharing, data access, data usability, third party content acquisition, and all of the issues of compliance and governance. Most companies have comprehensive plans for applications, development tools, and platforms; very few have developed a strategy for corporate data.

In an era of cloud computing and analytics, data is the lifeblood of business processing and decision making. A data roadmap isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. And much of the challenge in data strategy development is understanding the details and boundaries of what a plan entails.

In this presentation, Evan Levy will discuss:

  • Data Strategy fundamentals
  • The drivers and challenges of a data strategy
  • The five essential components of a data strategy
  • How data strategy varies across organizations of varying complexity

Evan Levy is an acknowledged speaker, writer, and Management Consultant in the areas of Enterprise Data Strategy, Data Management, and Systems Integration. Evan is currently the VP of Data Management Programs at SAS, where his team advises clients on strategies to address business challenges using their existing data and technology assets coupled with new and creative methods and practices. As an executive, he has led high-profile systems integration projects for Fortune 500 customers in the financial services, retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, health/life sciences, and insurance industries. He’s also been retained as a strategic advisor to various software vendors and startup companies and continues to counsel the investment community in the use of applying advanced technologies to key business initiatives.

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