Discover A Week in the Life of a Data Management Professional

To fully realize data’s potential, it is essential for the data management team to have the right skills and technical know-how. Successful data management professionals typically possess deep, practical experience in a number of data management competencies.

Channel and product proliferation, geographic expansion, multiple customer segments, purpose-built IT applications, and company acquisitions collectively impact an organization’s ability to fully leverage its data assets. Just as companies deployed global brand standards, architectures and brand managers in the past, today’s leading firms have implemented global data governance models, designed data architectures and established data owners. A strong data management foundation that adequately addresses data quality and integrity positions forward-thinking companies to take their enterprise analytics to the next level.

To fully realize data’s potential, it is essential for the data management team to have the right skills and technical know-how. Successful data management professionals typically possess deep, practical experience in a number of data management competencies, including but not necessarily limited to reference data or master data management, data architecture, data modeling, data governance, business intelligence, data warehousing, data analysis and data profiling. Additionally, leveraging industry-leading tools and technologies to drive value is another must for data management teams.

To keep these skills up to date and relevant, and to ensure data management professionals have the expertise in utilizing the right tools, it’s critical to continually build and refine one’s knowledge and expertise through training opportunities. Top data management professionals do this through formal curriculum as well as on-the-job training.

These skills, combined with a deep passion for all things data, a never-ending desire to learn and a strong commitment to helping our clients, are what make our data management professionals successful.

Contributed by Michele Goldstein.