This workshop is part of the Enterprise Systems stream
Whether your data is all in the cloud or a combination of cloud and on premise, join this workshop to explore cloud data management in more detail. The session will help you develop a more effective cloud data management strategy – discussions will include data at rest, data in transit, accessing data as well as securing data. As organisations now see a comprehensive cloud strategy as an expected solution, this session will be immensely valuable in ensuring you get yours right.
This workshop is ideal for those members working on their organisation’s cloud transformation – whether a technology leader, cloud specialist, an infrastructure and operations expert, an architect, business analyst or project manager.
- Gain a range of strategies from different organisations which can be taken back to your organisation to improve or create your cloud data management strategy
- Different methods that can convince the business of the benefits of your data mangement strategy
- A clearer understanding of why and how GDPR and other security considerations impact your data management strategy
Arrival and registration
Welcome, introductions, and goal-setting
Roundtable discussion: what makes an effective data management strategy?
Presentation: Derek Scuffell, Science & Technology Fellow: Digtial Innovation Labs, Syngenta
Roundtable discussion: Convincing your organisation to invest in cloud technologies
Presentation: Mark Howell, Technical Expert IT Facilities Engineering & Managing (EMEA), Ford Motor Company
Presentation: Mark Vassallo, Global IT Project Manager, British American Tobacco
Interactive session: your organisation's data management strategy
Derek Scuffell, Science & Technology Fellow: Digital Innovation Labs, Syngenta
Sustainable Data Strategies driven by Semantic, Open and FAIR data. Making data fit for the data ecosystem, and responsive to market disruption
Data today is produced by geographically diverse stakeholders for public and private purposes, with an even greater diversity of ways in which those data are collected and integrated. To meet the challenge of helping business practitioners make better decisions, we need to accept that we can no-longer keep physically bringing data sets together, but have an approach that harnesses these hugely diverse datasets across a data ecosystem. A data ecosystem where data are produced with a view to reuse will catalyse new technical advances, such as artificial intelligence and the internet of things to reach their potential sooner, and help deliver better services to consumers and businesses in the value chain.
This challenge in data exploitation, for business benefit is being met right now and you are probably unaware it’s happening. Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s compelling and ambitious vision for the web was that it would be connected data (not connected documents). Way ahead of its
time, the vision was that data would be hyperlinked, forming a web of data, that is queryable and crosses organisational and geographic boundaries.
To enable this change there are aspects of the data ecosystem which need exploration and championing for successful exploitation:
- business models that help data owners to share their data.
- good data husbandry and sharing,
- encouragement of data standards and frameworks that should be made as simple as
possible, but not simpler.
- automated data collection and annotation
All of these goals can be achieved through the application of FAIR data principles and data description frameworks such as RDF. Much of the “secret sauce” that drive consumer choice in major online marketplaces, digital assistants, dynamic publishing, and online gaming uses this approach.
Mark Howell, Technical Expert IT Facilities Engineering & Manager (EMEA), Ford Motor Company
In the interconnected enterprise, where is your company data and is it safe?
If you are asked by your management “Where is our data and is it safe?”
Is your answer “It’s in the cloud.”
We know the data is stored somewhere on the ground, hopefully in one or more data centers that are operated properly.The key questions are;
1. Do you know where your company data is stored?
2. Is the data properly protected?
3. Is there a chance the companies data could become unavailable, compromised or lost?
4. Is the building or buildings where the data is stored adequately protected and managed?
Mark will describe the risks and issues and how his team conduct due diligence of supplier and colocation data centers.
Mark Vassallo, Global IT Project Manager, British American Tobacco
GDPR and your cloud data
Mark will look to cover GDPR and its definitions of 'personal data' and 'processing', the differences between and relevance of a Data Controller and Data Processor for data in the cloud, and what GDPR has to say about security of data in the cloud.
Please note: While CITF events are free to attend under member corporate subscriptions, if notice of cancellation is provided late - received less than 48 hours before the event start time (cancellation via the website will be disabled at this time) - or if no cancellation notice is received, a fee of £100 + VAT may be applied.
24 January 2019
Summary: The next stage in your cloud transformation - Managing your data
Download this CITF summary on managing your data