Information Strategy and Architecture for Big Data

As many major organizations begin considering Big Data techniques for information management and analytics, it is worth recalling the types of issues that have emerged with previous instances in which innovative technologies are rapidly brought into production. In those cases, the need to quickly mainstream technology may have side-stepped existing organizational best practices and oversight, leading to the creation of point solutions and islands of data that don’t scale or fit into the enterprise.

The desire to evolve a data management, reporting, and analytics environment that blends the continued use of existing data warehouse and business intelligence investments with the emerging techniques encompassed by the big data revolution suggest a need for proper due diligence that both articulate a value proposition as well as provide a framework for collaborative development that takes advantage of the synergies provided through a hybrid analytics environment. This approach means developing an information strategy such that the design and development are fully integrated within the organization’s project governance, information technology governance, and information governance frameworks.

In this course we consider fundamental ideas for developing an information strategy and architecture for agility in adoption of Big Data, continuing the existing EDW investment, and other innovative techniques while retaining a line of sight to corporate mission and corresponding business objectives. We consider the information demands and dependencies, look at the evolution of an information architecture, and build an implementation plan that will allow for flexibility in future development.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Complementing existing technologies with innovative approaches
  • Maximize Opportunities for Data Reuse and Repurposing
  • Integrating Big Data into the Information Architecture
  • Oversee Innovative with Data and Project Governance
  • Assembling and managing a medium- and long-term Information vision and strategy

Geared to:

  • Business Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Executive Sponsors
  • Project Managers