Are You Making Decisions Based on Solid Data or a Data Swamp?

January 15, 2020
Hosted by Sam Holcman

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Episode Description

Being data driven, achieving digital transformation, developing effective marketing campaigns, making valid business decisions, and ensuring regulatory compliance, are just a few of the things businesses and enterprises do, that requires good quality data – not data – good quality data. Yet study after study shows the shockingly low self-reported beliefs on how good the data that is used by businesses actually is. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent each year on various technologies in the attempt to “clean up” the data organizations are using. It is time to step back and realize that data issue does not require technological magic. It is a data architecture issue, and no amount of technology artificial or not, can address the fundamental flaws that may exist. Join us and we will outline what is needed to build a solid foundation for decision making. You will be glad you did!

The 2020’s Enterprise with Sam Holcman

The 2020’s Enterprise with Sam Holcman

Wednesday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

The 2020’s Enterprise is about sorting through the internet-driven advice madness that exists in business today. The great thing about the internet is that anyone can write anything about anything. The problem with the internet is that anyone can write anything about anything! Published practices are quite different than “best practices.” This program will provide practice-based insights in business transformation, organizational transformation and technology transformation, based on real world practices. Business executives, managers, practitioners, and staff are bombarded daily with utopian solutions that more often than not deliver significantly less than promised. This show is “no jargon,” just human communication. Be treated like a “customer” not a “user.” Our philosophy is to provide you with insights that can provide true value to organizations and individuals that face today’s and tomorrow’s competitive pressures, and provide a usable takeaway from each program.

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Sam Holcman

Sam Holcman

Samuel B. (Sam) Holcman is the Chairman of the Pinnacle Business Group, Inc., the Managing Director of the Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence (EACOE), and the Business Architecture Center of Excellence (BACOE). He is considered the practitioners’ practitioner in Business Transformation, Enterprise Architecture and Business Architecture, and the leading implementer and world-wide educator and trainer in Enterprise Architecture and Business Architecture methodologies and techniques. Sam has developed a strategic planning process that is used by many Fortune 500 companies. He has also developed an innovative approach to business process re-engineering known as Business Process Visualization (TM) and Organization Network Analysis (TM). He has also developed the Intellectual Capital Maturity Model (TM) to provide guidance on how effectively organizations are managing their Intellectual Capital, and steps they can take to more effectively manage this capital. Most recently, he published the book titled “Reaching the Pinnacle: A Methodology of Business Understanding, Technology Planning, and Change.” This book brings a method to the marketing madness that surrounds enterprise architecture, and its straightforward and no-nonsense style sheds much light on a poorly understood topic. The book helps business executives and technology professionals through the process of building a business-transforming enterprise architecture appropriate to their organization’s needs.

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Episode Directory

January 2020

  • 1/22/2020: Business Outcome-Driven Enterprise Architecture – Join the Revolutionary Movement Coming Soon
  • 1/15/2020: Are You Making Decisions Based on Solid Data or a Data Swamp? Listen Now
  • 1/8/2020: Encore: Get over it - the computer hackers have won! Listen Now
  • 1/1/2020: Encore: Get over it - the computer hackers have won! Listen Now

December 2019

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