Nancy.Couture

Nancy Couture has more than 30 years of experience leading enterprise data management at Fortune 500 companies and midsize organizations. Her focus has been on enterprisewide data management architecture, data governance, data quality, data warehousing and business intelligence capabilities.

Nancy recently moved into consulting as delivery enablement lead at Datasource Consulting, a Denver-based firm focused on delivering on all aspects of enterprise information management.

Previously, Nancy was vice president of business intelligence at SquareTwo Financial in Denver. She and her team successfully developed and utilized agile methodologies in building out enterprisewide solutions, including an enterprise data warehouse, a robust analytics and reporting environment, and integrated analytics solutions.

Before her time at SquareTwo, Nancy was vice president of data management solutions at UnitedHealth Group in Connecticut, where she developed and managed three enterprise-level data warehouses for healthcare analytics over the course of 30-plus years. In that role, Nancy was recognized for her leadership and ability to execute innovative approaches to data management.

Nancy has presented at many conferences on data management topics over the years, owns a patent in data mapping technologies, and has published several articles for the TDWI Business Intelligence Journal. In 2007 and again in 2015, her respective teams won the TDWI Best Practices Award in Enterprise Data Warehousing.

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

Articles by Nancy.Couture

Implementing data governance – 3 key lessons learned
Agile Innovations in Data Management

Implementing data governance – 3 key lessons learned

Even though data governance can be somewhat fluid and iterative in its development, following best practices and designing a thoughtfully positioned roadmap can help ensure success.
December 18, 2018
Data governance: the start of something wonderful
Agile Innovations in Data Management

Data governance: the start of something wonderful

Data governance enhances business engagement, shared understanding, focus and alignment, bringing an ever-increasingly disconnected data environment together, and providing data value optimization across many EDM initiatives.
August 23, 2018
Assess before you leap
Agile Innovations in Data Management

Assess before you leap

Organizations are ensuring their enterprise data management initiatives with proper data governance.
April 26, 2018
Why data governance?
Agile Innovations in Data Management

Why data governance?

Data governance used to be a nice to have, but due to the increasing focus and importance of data and analytics, it’s becoming a necessity that helps to drive data management across the enterprise.
January 3, 2018
Data governance: The discover phase
Agile Innovations in Data Management

Data governance: The discover phase

Starting with a discover phase for your data governance initiative will provide you with a greater probability of success.
October 2, 2017
Data governance in the world of “data everywhere”
Agile Innovations in Data Management

Data governance in the world of “data everywhere”

With data sources, uses and solutions on the rise, data governance is becoming even more important. But what are the phases of a successful and scalable data governance program?
July 31, 2017
Can data governance be agile?
Agile Innovations in Data Management

Can data governance be agile?

Many organizations are now recognizing the need for data governance but are still struggling with the right way to structure it. A good approach is – be agile!
June 27, 2017
Tip No. 4: Know the details, but don’t get into the details
Agile Innovations in Data Management

Tip No. 4: Know the details, but don’t get into the details

My fourth tip for successfully creating and leading agile data management development teams is to keep your hands off your team's project and let them manage the details themselves.
April 11, 2017