John Ladley is president and chief delivery officer of First San Francisco Partners. An information technology thought leader with 30 years of experience in strategic planning, design and implementation of enterprise information management systems, John is proficient and knowledgeable, with capabilities that are balanced between devising business technology strategies and plans and finding practical solutions to business problems.

John is a recognized authority and speaker on enterprise information management, information architectures, data governance, mobile device management, data quality, business intelligence and analytics, data warehousing and knowledge management. He has extensive experience in the insurance, financial services, manufacturing, transportation and consumer products industries. His books are recognized as authoritative sources on the topics of information management and data governance. John is currently examining the role of chief data officer and assisting several organizations with data strategies.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of John Ladley and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by John.Ladley

Turning Data Into Insight

Ensuring the quality of ‘fit for purpose’ data

John Ladley, President of First San Francisco Partners, shares his thoughts on data quality. He says quality is more than just accuracy -- quality must also be focused on data's usage and its timeliness, relevance and accuracy. Ultimately, data must be 'fit for purpose.'
October 17, 2016
Turning Data Into Insight

Mastering and managing data understanding

Data understanding is the knowledge you have about the data, the needs the data will satisfy, its content and location. There is no tool or artifact for data understanding, as it is expressed in business glossaries, data dictionaries, models and other forms of metadata or other places where information about the data is stored.
July 28, 2016
Turning Data Into Insight

Business alignment techniques for successful and sustainable analytics

How to explore business alignment techniques by analyzing business strategy, decomposing strategy into how data will be used to help meet strategic goals, decomposing data usage into critical components and understanding patterns of use.
May 13, 2016