In this podcast episode, host Ole Olesen-Bagneux is joined by Samia Rahman - one of the rare data mesh pioneers that has worked directly with Zhamak Dehghani and a proven expert in enterprise data strategy and governance - to explore the interconnections between data mesh, data democracy, and domain complexities in healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
The dialogue travels through Samia's diverse experiences, emphasizing the importance of a synergetic approach between technical and domain expertise to unlock the full value of data. Samia shares real-world insights on the challenges and bottlenecks faced in implementing data mesh in highly regulated and centralized industries, and highlights the essential role of domain understanding and respect in bridging the gap between IT and domain specialists.
This episode concludes with thoughts on the future trajectory of data mesh, anticipating its increased applicability in specific industries, particularly those involving a spectrum of products and complexities.
🎧 Embark on this journey for a deep dive into the transformative essence of data mesh and its potential to reshape our approaches to data utilization and democratization in complex domains.
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Episode 22 w/ Pia Jøsendal - The Data Architect: Forming the Vessels to Connect Business and Tech
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30:58In this podcast episode, host Ole Olesen-Bagneux is joined by Pia Virmalainen Jøsendal, a leading authority in the field of enterprise architecture. Pia tells us about her background, from her studies in humanistic informatics to her extensive experience in both the industrial and public sectors. She emphasizes the nuanced impact of technology from a humanities and social sciences perspective, and her role in helping to bridge the technology-business divide through innovative enterprise architecture practices.The core of the conversation focuses on Pia's unique approach to enterprise architecture, which she compares to an organization's vital circulatory system, highlighting how it can infuse agility, connectivity and innovation into business and technology landscapes. She shares her insights into the evolution of enterprise architecture in the age of the data mesh, addressing the challenges and opportunities presented by decentralized data architectures.Further exploring the stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding enterprise architects, Pia argues for a more integrated and organic approach to her discipline, stressing the importance of collaboration, adaptability and the essential role of architects as facilitators and translators between technical and business domains.🎧 Tune in to this captivating episode to discover Pia Virmalainen Jøsendal's perspectives on enterprise architecture and the metaphorical blood vessels connecting business and technology.Bonus ⭐▶️ Watch the episode (video) on Youtube📖 Download Ole's ebook series "The Data Democracy"
Episode 21 w/ Tiankai Feng - The Data Musician: Harmonizing Data Governance with Creativity and Innovation
31:29In this podcast episode, host Ole Olesen-Bagneux welcomes Tiankai Feng, acclaimed as the Data Musician, who holds a position of Data Strategy & Data Governance Lead at Thoughtworks Europe. Tiankai recounts his journey to the pinnacle of data strategy and governance, while harmonizing his career with his passion for music.Tiankai opens up about his innovative approach to demystifying data through melody, which has not only made data governance more accessible, but has also infused fun into the traditionally serious field of data work - challenging and reshaping stereotypes along the way. His songs simplify complex data concepts into catchy tunes that resonate across professional and personal boundaries, improving literacy and reducing resistance to data governance.The episode also discusses the challenges of balancing compliance with innovation in data governance, the dynamics of remote work, and the impact of music on fostering a positive data culture. Tiankai shares insights on how proactive, ethical data management practices and a creative approach can align to navigate the evolving landscape of data strategy and governance. 🎧 Tune in to explore Tiankai Feng's symphonic journey into the world of data, where his role as data musician makes data strategy and governance not only effective but truly resonant.Bonus ⭐▶️ Watch the episode (video) on Youtube📖 Download Ole's ebook series "The Data Democracy"
Episode 20 w/ Pierre-Charles Igras - The Data Evangelist: Spreading the Gospel of Data Literacy and Culture
36:52In this podcast episode, host Ole Olesen-Bagneux sits down with Pierre-Charles Igras, the visionary behind the Data Literacy Institute and a leading Chief Data Officer in the energy sector. Pierre-Charles shares with us his background, from network engineering to leading data transformation programs within multinational corporations, and talks about his mission to democratize data understanding through the foundation of the Data Literacy Institute.Throughout the conversation, Pierre-Charles outlines the pivotal shifts in his career that led him from the technical trenches of data management to the strategic forefront of data governance. He elaborates on the inception of the Data Literacy Institute, a platform designed to empower individuals and organizations with the essential skills to navigate the data-driven world, offering courses in both English and French.The discussion also focuses on the challenges and successes of implementing data catalogs and governance frameworks in large-scale enterprises, highlighting Pierre-Charles' unique insights into auditing, reporting, and ensuring data privacy and security. His experiences reveal the critical role of data catalogs in regulatory compliance, data protection, and fostering a culture of data literacy within organizations. 🎧 Tune in to this episode as Pierre-Charles Igras shares his passionate pursuit of data literacy, illustrating how data governance and strategic data management are instrumental in unlocking business value and fostering a culture of informed decision-making.Bonus ⭐▶️ Watch the episode (video) on Youtube📖 Download Ole's ebook series "The Data Democracy"
EU Data Act Special w/ Matthias Niebuhr: Decoding the Future Impact of the Act on Technology and Society
56:03In this podcast episode, host Ole Olesen-Bagneux welcomes Matthias Niebuhr, a renowned IT law expert and key figure at BDO Legal, and Member of the EU Commission's expert group on B2B data exchange agreements under the EU Data Act. This special episode explores the revolutionary changes and challenges the EU Data Act will introduce in the realm of data management and digital rights.Matthias brings over two decades of legal expertise to the table, delving into the intricate details of the EU Data Act. He lays out the significance of this legislative milestone, particularly in empowering users and reshaping the landscape of data access in the European Union. From public transport to IoT devices, Matthias illuminates how the Act will transform data dynamics across various sectors.The dialogue traverses various critical aspects of the EU Data Act, including its implications for large-scale manufacturers and the inevitable shift towards user-centric data management. Ole and Matthias discuss the potential broader societal impacts of the EU Data Act, contemplating its role in democratizing data and fostering a new era of transparency and fairness in digital data exchange.🎧 Tune in for a deep dive into the EU Data Act with Matthias Niebuhr, as this episode unravels the layers of this groundbreaking legislation through a blend of legal insights and forward-looking perspectives on the future of data in Europe.
Episode 19 w/ John Thomas - The Data Contractor: Crafting the Blueprint of Data Mesh and Quality
30:50In this podcast episode, host Ole Olesen-Bagneux welcomes John Thomas, a distinguished expert in data management with a deep background in engineering and over 15 years of experience in data space. John discusses his journey, touching on global trends in data technology adoption and the persistent challenge of ensuring data quality.The heart of the conversation delves into John's pioneering work in data contracts and data mesh. He elaborates on the practicalities and innovations of contract-driven architectures, highlighting his role in their implementation at Volvo Cars, offering a glimpse into real-world applications and challenges.The discussion further explores the balance between legacy and modern technologies in data management, with John voicing his concerns about maintaining fundamental data modeling principles amidst rapid technological advancements. He also reflects on the future of enterprise data management, particularly the critical role of data quality in the age of generative AI.🎧 Tune in to this insightful episode to hear John Thomas unravel the complexities of data contracts and mesh, sharing his unique perspectives on the future of enterprise data management and the pivotal role of data quality in the era of generative AI.Bonus ⭐▶️ Watch the episode (video) on Youtube📖 Download Ole's ebook series "The Data Democracy"
Episode 18 w/ Svyatoslav Kotusev - The Framework Mythbuster: Unraveling the Tangles of Enterprise Architecture
37:02In this podcast episode, host Ole Olesen-Bagneux is joined by Svyatoslav Kotusev, a renowned Enterprise Architecture Researcher and author of ‘The Practice of Enterprise Architecture: A Modern Approach to Business and IT Alignment’ (SK Publishing). Svyatoslav recounts his evolution from a software developer to an enterprise architecture researcher, laying the foundation for his innovative CSVLOD model, which challenges conventional enterprise architecture practices.Delving into the shortcomings of traditional frameworks like TOGAF, Svyatoslav advocates for an empirical, communication-focused approach in enterprise architecture. He emphasizes the necessity of bridging the gap between IT and business leaders, crucial for effective decision-making and democratizing data within organizations.The discussion pivots to the future of enterprise architecture, where Svyatoslav offers his perspective on the evolving role of architects and the natural development of practices, independent of prescriptive frameworks. He predicts a more integrated, IT-dependent organizational landscape, necessitating adaptive and dynamic enterprise architecture strategies.🎧 Tune in to this insightful episode for a deep dive into the transformative world of enterprise architecture, where Svyatoslav Kotusev’s empirical insights challenge the status quo and shed light on the future directions of this vital field.Bonus ⭐▶️ Watch the episode (video) on Youtube📖 Download Ole's ebook series "The Data Democracy"
Episode 17 w/ John O'Gorman - The Disambiguation Guru: Weaving the Tapestry of Data and Language
35:04In this podcast episode, host Ole Olesen-Bagneux welcomes John O'Gorman, a visionary in data management and semantic analysis, and Co-Founder and CEO of Semantium, Inc. John traces his path from the University of Calgary to his pioneering work in knowledge graphs, highlighting pivotal moments and significant breakthroughs in his career.Delving into his nuanced approach to data classification and knowledge graphs, John discusses the complex dance between language and data. He shares key insights into making data more accessible and the critical role of precise language in the realm of data analysis.The conversation also explores John's strategies for managing both structured and unstructured data, with a particular focus on technical documentation. He stresses the importance of uniform language usage in effective data management, and how it forms the backbone of data comprehension and utility.🎧 Tune in this captivating episode as John O'Gorman navigates the interdependent world of data and language, revealing how language fundamentally shapes data creation and comprehension.Bonus ⭐▶️ Watch the episode (video) on Youtube📖 Download Ole's ebook series "The Data Democracy"
Episode 16 w/ Jesse Anderson - The Big Data Maestro: Orchestrating the Symphony of Science, Engineering, and Operations
31:14In this podcast episode, host Ole Olesen-Bagneux welcomes Jesse Anderson, an esteemed figure in big data, Managing Director at Big Data Institute, and author of "Data Teams: A Unified Management Model for Successful Data-Focused Teams". Jesse shares insights from his experiences at Cloudera and as a software engineer, emphasizing a holistic approach to big data that integrates both technical skills and organizational strategy.Jesse highlights the importance of structuring data teams effectively, advocating for a triad of specialized groups: data science, data engineering, and operations. He critically assesses the common pitfalls companies face in big data, such as overestimating their capabilities and neglecting the organizational aspects essential for success.The conversation pivots to the evolution of big data, where Jesse addresses its maturity, challenges, and the misconceptions fueled by industry hype. He offers a pragmatic view on the value creation of data teams, urging a focus on tangible business outcomes and a strategic approach to technology adoption.🎧 Tune in for an enriching dialogue that delves into the intricate world of big data, offering a blend of practical advice and expert insights for data management and strategy.Bonus ⭐▶️ Watch the episode (video) on Youtube📖 Download Ole's ebook series "The Data Democracy"
Episode 15 w/ Joe Reis - Reigning in the MMA (Mixed Model Arts): From Recovering Data Scientist to Modeling Champion
38:53In this podcast episode, host Ole Olesen-Bagneux welcomes Joe Reis, a distinguished data science and engineering expert, CEO of Ternary Data, and co-author of "Fundamentals of Data Engineering". Joe opens by recounting his rich career spanning over two decades, from data science to machine learning, and his transition to influential author and educator.Looking back at the genesis of his best-selling book, Joe outlines his intent to bridge the educational gap in data engineering, the challenges he faced in its publication, and the importance of effective book promotion. Joe also introduces his forthcoming work, "Practical Data Modeling", which advocates for a 'Mixed Model Arts' approach akin to mixed martial arts, essential for navigating today's complex data landscape.The episode wraps up with a discussion on the current state and future of AI and data modeling, where Joe offers his candid perspectives on the hype and reality of AI, underscoring the need for a balanced view that recognizes AI's potential without falling prey to over-enthusiasm.🎧 Tune in for a fascinating exploration into the realms of data engineering, authorship, AI realities, and the art of adapting in a rapidly changing technological landscape.Bonus ⭐▶️ Watch the episode (video) on Youtube📖 Download Ole's ebook series "The Data Democracy"
End of the Year Special w/ Luc Legardeur: A Reflection on Podcast Learnings & Entrepreneur Journey
26:57In this end-of-the-year special, host Ole Olesen-Bagneux sits down with Luc Legardeur - Zeenea's visionary CEO - to share his journey in the world of technology from his early days at Microsoft and Oracle, with valuable lessons learned along the way. First, the conversation explores the key takeaways from the first 14 episodes of The Data Democracy podcast, presenting a rich mosaic of insights covering Data Mesh, AI and evolving technology landscapes. Then, the episode delves into the essential books and principles that shaped Luc's entrepreneurial spirit, reflecting on his transition from a seasoned technology professional to a leading innovator at Zeenea. The dialogue concludes with a look at Zeenea's future, where Luc unveils the company's ambitious roadmap for 2024, revealing groundbreaking features and a focus on data democracy. He emphasizes Zeenea's commitment to developing customer-centric products, hinting at a federation of data catalogs and innovative approaches to data product design. 🎧 Tune in to this finale episode to explore the lessons from this season and the intersections between past experiences, present achievements and future aspirations in the tech world, through the prism of a seasoned entrepreneur and a dynamic CEO. Bonus ⭐ ▶️ Watch the episode (video) on Youtube 📖 Download Ole's ebook series "The Data Democracy"