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12:30 - 1:30 Preston GreggDave Wilkinson


Industry Innovation Session: Applying ‘Lean’ Techniques to Unlock Measurable Value from Data


Preston Gregg
General Manager, N.A., The Entity Group

Dave Wilkinson
EVP Research & Development, The Entity Group


Session Description

“Lean” thinking starts from the position that only a small proportion of the work undertaken to deliver products and services to customers represents the valuable component. Many independent studies have settled on a consensus view that this proportion is a mere 5%. The rest is wasted activity or time. 

This Industry Innovation Session will include highlights from a recent case study at ADSIC (Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre) to develop a governance roadmap and enterprise information management strategy for the digital transformation of 63+ major government entities into 21st century model of “lean data management on a national basis”.  Abu Dhabi's rapid development and urbanization, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed the city into a large and advanced metropolis. Today the city is the country's center of political and industrial activities, and a major cultural and commercial centre, due to its position as the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi accounts for about two-thirds of the roughly $400-billion United Arab Emirates economy.

Topics include:

  • Applying “lean” techniques to define & manage the 21st century digital information supply chain
  • Leveraging sound & robust “lean” data management techniques to unlock data in a quantifiable way
  • Galvanizing executive management to establish a comprehensive MDM program in support of “lean” enterprise information management



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