Here's why I'm Excited About the Data Vault Alliance Launching Down Under
Julien Redmond shares how Data Vault has changed his work and what the launch of the DVA in Australasia means for local practitioners.
I'm one of those lucky people who enjoys his work. Every week, I get to talk to organisations across many industries – from some of our largest banks to not for profit charities. Interestingly, I hear similar challenges and concerns at almost all of them.
The conversations today tend to be about how there are more and more systems with more and more information that needs to be managed, higher expectations with tighter timeframes, sophisticated users who want to do it themselves, and tighter budgets and greater regulatory or compliance requirements. I see these issues across all industries, and while some industries have their specific challenges, the fundamentals are the same.
I’m sure this sounds familiar to many of you.
The reason I like what I do is that I’m able to help organisations solve these problems. Or more accurately, I get to tell people how other businesses solved some or many of these problems through a combination of technology, methodology and enablement.
More often than not, the Data Vault 2.0 methodology is a big part of that solution.
We aligned with Dan Linstedt and the Data Vault 2.0 methodology almost four years ago. It was this decision that changed what I do every day. I now get to have conversations where I don't need to convince people of the value of one technology over another. All I do is listen to a customer's challenges, relate them to one of the multitudes of examples we have and make a connection. I don't have to ask people to believe me. I ask them to believe a peer or an impartial 3rd party. I make the connection and then help them work out how we can solve their problems together, often through the enablement of their current team and using technologies that are already in place. I don’t have to ask them to find millions of dollars and months to run a project. We can get started now – small and fast. Who wants to boil the ocean anyway?
Given the difference Data Vault has made to my job and life as well as the many organisations I work with, I'm incredibly excited to be a part of the team that is bringing the Data Vault Alliance (DVA) to Down Under.
The alliance is an extension of the idea that through training, enablement, knowledge sharing and support, we can all make a massive difference to the outcomes for all organisations and practitioners using Data Vault 2.0. The alliance will help people connect, learn and excel so their organisations can realise the potential of trusted information fuelling their digital transformations.
The DVA provides a way for members to connect globally and learn from specialists to help ensure the success of their initiatives, but it also provides a forum for the ongoing enhancement and refinement of the Data Vault 2.0 methodology. This focus ensures the methodology will continue to embrace new technologies and address emerging challenges so it can support its members now and in the future.
At Certus, we’re very excited to be partnering with the Data Vault Alliance to officially launch the alliance in Australasia with a full-day action-paced conference in Sydney on March 16.
I'm particularly excited that no other than Data Vault inventor Dan Lindsted will be delivering the keynote and will also run a Masterclass. It will be a rare opportunity to meet Dan live in Australia and learn from his vast experience.
Dan will be joined by several other expert speakers, including local Data Vault experts, technology specialists and industry leaders discussing some of the significant challenges in information management. From information platforms to power the next phase of analytics and AI, privacy and regulatory compliance strategies, empowered self-service BI and achieving more with less through automation, this one-day event will provide insight into the approach and solutions being shared by thousands of Data Vault 2.0 sites globally.
I can't wait for what promises to be an extremely informative, valuable and through-provoking day – and I hope to see you there. Learn more about the DVA conference here.