Last week I attended the MDM Summit in New York, ably hosted by Aaron Zornes. I sat on a panel discussing master data management business and technology strategies for the IT executive. It was a eclectic panel; me, Elaine Bradshaw, SVP at Marsh in charge of data management, Nachi Desai, VP of enterprise architecture and BI at 1-800-flowers.com, and Sandeep Manchanda, Head of Information & Technology Management, General Insurance at Zurich Financial Services.
What was fascinating to me was that each of these very accomplished executives was taking a different approach to implementing MDM in their enterprise, but each in their own way understands the critical need for business end-user and executive involvement. Read more