Best way to describe how things get communicated in Hawaii, “Coconut Wireless”. Photo by @mike.shots.

I’ve been fortunate to network with a lot of business owners and leaders in the community with ideas to address challenges. One of the things I’ve realized since starting my independent consulting business is that I am coming across a lot of organizations/individuals that do not know of each other’s existence or do not have the capacity to reach out or learn about another organization.

Living in Hawaii the last 6 years has shown me that everyone has his/her limits. We are human, of course. What I didn’t expect to learn is that we all have a natural urge to help one another. The challenge is identifying the best resources to go from Point A to Point B.

Why am I writing about this? Like a lot of my other blog posts I just want to open up the conversation. In a way this is streamlining since currently there may be limited avenues to stream information. My goal is to continue generating content, anticipating the next step. This blog is not a data warehouse but it is a way to gather these thoughts and make it available.

Keeping that in mind, the more I work with organizations, the more I would love to share what we accomplish together. I’m looking forward to not just building relationships but to highlight where we started and where we go.

Do you have ideas to help the community? Do you see dots that need to be connected? Let’s talk story and holler @ me.

2018 Data Governance Interest Group Hawaii Summit

Source: Gartner (October 2017)

A couple of weeks ago I checked out the 2018 Data Governance Interest Group Hawaii Summit. It was great to see that there are like minded individuals from various organizations.

Here’s a list of what I took away from the summit:

  • Data Strategy has to be in line with Business Strategy
  • Understand where an organization is in the Data Governance Maturity Model
  • Data Stewards are very important
  • Data regulations from the federal government is in the horizon (similar to the European GDPR)

First Hawaiian Bank also shared steps they took to help others embrace the concept of Data Governance:

  • Educate management through engagement
  • Focus on the message “We’re here to help you”
  • Not long after the first two steps, IT began to receive inquiries for help

I’m looking forward to continue learning with this group of folks. The future of information and data is exciting and I’m here to help.

Did you attend the Summit? What were your takeaways? Let’s talk story, holler @ me.