Monthly Archives: November 2013

Richard Self Interview at IoD with TechTarget on Information Governance

Are Information Governance Programmes effective? My interview with TechTarget at the IBM IoD 2013 conference in November 2013 provides pointers that much needs to be improved if the providers of IT and the users of IT are to obtain real … Continue reading

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IoD Day 4 – Integrating Predictive Analytics

Focus on fast, easy, smart integration This is a very Technical deep dive. Integration of Cognos BI, Cognos TM1 and SPSS Modeler Lots of information about the insides of the toolset. Too technical for me.  

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IoD Day 2 – IBM Watson: Transforming how Companies and Clients Interact

Darrin Karras In medicine there are 800,000 journals, no doctor can read more than 3 Emphasis on the use of Watson on treating Cancer, dealing with the ocean of unstructured data and expertise from all the experts around the world … Continue reading

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IoD Day 3 – Data Stewards

John Grage, Disc0ver Financial Services Three levels,¬†Executive, Business and Technical Data Stewards Link to ISO 27K concepts of data ownership Formally identified levels and responsibilities In Discover there are 13 at Executive level,¬†89 Business and 21 at technical level, a … Continue reading

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IoD Day 3 – Records and Retention Management

A very large audience, this is the best attended session I have been to. Topic is ILG – Information Lifecycle Govvernance Only about 30% of data is fundamentally needed to be kept, the remainder can probably be disposed of. Trade … Continue reading

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IoD Day 3 – Data System Simulation using System Dynamics and impact on Predictive Analytics for Policy Analysis

Complex systems need to be simulated due to un-intended consequences at the tertiary level e.g. Fukashima radioactivity is now approaching West Coast of USAS and the ecosystem is being affected by serious radioactivity events in the sea fauna. Uses the … Continue reading

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IoD Day 3 – Quote of the Day

In response to a question about the reducing reliability and robustness of modern systems compared 1980’s mainframe systems, a delegate said “Well if it didn’t fail no-one would know that IT was involved”

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IoD Day 3 – Nordea – Risk Strategy and Data Strategy

The drive by Regulation to shape IT Strategy snd¬†Architecture in the Banking environment covering Risk Data Aggregation First requirement is faster than 13 day re[orting of Capital Adequcy (used to be required monthly or quarterly. Needs to merge silos between … Continue reading

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IoD Day 2 – Debate on Data as an Asset?

Is data an asset? Data to information to intelligence Data is a fact in a context or with a meaning Information is data linked to a request Intelligence is information with a use. Can data be valued? Do the normal … Continue reading

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IoD Day 2 – How can banks use social media?

The fundamental question is how an enormous range of social media designed for the individual can be used safely by corporations. Need Outbound pre-approval, respond to inbound need to be controlled. Need to observe social media and to investigate social … Continue reading

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