A dragon boat full of data enthusiasts


On October 14th and 15th, over 40 data enthusiasts met in Gottlieben (Switzerland) at a historic hotel, located directly on the banks of Lake Constance, to hold the 51st CC CDQ workshop. The workshop was led by Prof. Dr. Christine Legner, head of the CC CDQ. The first day started with two very interesting presentations, the first one being a good-practice presentation by ZF Friedrichshafen on global customer master data management, and the second one being a report on current and future trends in corporate data management presented by Tobias Pentek. After a lunch break on the terrace by the lakeside, three breakout sessions were held. In the session focusing on the CDQ Framework, the participants reached an agreement for a new working version of the CDQ Framework 2.0. The session on the economic value of data assets was mainly characterized by a discussion of the Cost-Impact-Frequency matrix, which will be used as a model in the application of the use-based valuation approach (insert link to other article). The group in session no.3 discussed how data knowledge management can be supported by software tools already in place. Upon finalization of the breakout sessions each session leader presented the results of their group to all the other workshop participants. Shortly after, everybody left the conference room to meet on the terrace and get ready for a dragon boat race. There were three boats, each of which was equipped with as many as 14 people, who were then taught by experts from the local rowing club how to move the boat as fast as possible. After this amazing team experience everybody enjoyed themselves at the barbecue, indulging in casual conversation as well as inspiring expert discussions.

Dragon boat race with data enthusiasts

The second day started with a joint presentation by representatives from Bosch and the CC CDQ, entitled “Management of Data Knowledge in Enterprises”. After that, three more breakout sessions were held. Considering experiences made at Nestlé and ZF, the first group discussed how carve-outs and M&As can be managed from a data perspective. In the second session the participants discussed the importance of semantic technology as a key capability for data management, and how this technology can be beneficial for cross-company collaboration in the future. The topic of the third group was data security, especially regarding a proposed model for security aware information supply chains and the upcoming introduction of the European Union’s “General Data Protection Regulation” (GDPR) (insert link to other article). The last workshop session was a plenary discussion of the CC CDQ research agenda 2017, in which the participants delivered valuable input regarding their top priorities and strategic topics for 2017. The workshop was concluded with the traditional, well-appreciated feedback round.

For further information please contact Dr. Dimitrios Gizanis.

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