Data is increasingly instrumental in drawing insights to drive the business forward. But if you have no trust or integrity in your data, how will you know that you’re making the right decision? In this episode of the Retail Transformation Show podcast, data governance expert, Nicola Askham, joins to explore the opportunities and challenges with implementing data governance.

Listen in to this podcast episode to discover:

  • Why you must focus on data governance and how it will help you transform.
  • Who owns the data in your business.
  • The different roles and responsibilities that you need to effectively run data governance.
  • Also, the most common pitfalls of data governance that cause data chaos.

Introducing Nicola Askham

Nicola Askham is the leading data governance training provider in the UK. She holds a unique level of experience in the Data Governance field. And she has experience in training, coaching and working with major organisations to help them implement full data governance frameworks.

Nicola has developed a powerful methodology for implementing data governance based on over 18 years of experience and research into best practices. Her methodology breaks down the data governance initiative into logical steps, which ensures that businesses design and implement a data governance framework that is right for them.

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Bonus: Data governance checklist

Kindly, Nicola has a Data Governance Checklist which is available to access for free. This gives you an outline of the important activities to successfully design and implement an effective data governance framework.

Data governance videos

Also, Nicola also has a useful YouTube channel where you can find out more. So, here are a couple of episodes where Nicola answers important questions in just a few minutes.

More episodes of the Retail Transformation Show podcast to listen to

If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to check out more episodes of the Retail Transformation Show:

Firstly, listen to episode 119: How To Do Predictive Modelling. You’ll hear a 6 part framework to help guide you in building predictive models with your data.

119: How To Do Predictive Modelling - The Retail Transformation Show with Oliver Banks

Next, check out episode 120: Understanding Data and Data Science In Retail. So, in this podcast, experienced retail leader, Ian Shepherd, explored some of the big topics and challenges of data in retail.

120: Understanding Data and Data Science In Retail with Ian Shepherd - The Retail Transformation Show with Oliver Banks

Finally, you might also enjoy episode 53: The Retail Transformation Menu. And in this episode, you’ll discover a suite of options to consider how you’ll transform. In particular how you’ll transform systems and measures of success from a data perspective.

053: The Retail Transformation Menu - The Retail Transformation Show with Oliver Banks


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