Blake Kimbrough

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Having supported some of the largest companies in the world through major transformational programs, Blake Kimbrough brings a seasoned, innovative engagement perspective to DATUM. Collaboration, integrity and trust are core tenets through which his teams deliver and sustain customers' success. Prior to DATUM, Blake held positions as a global accounts manager for a $20B+ multinational software corporation and sales/business development for a fast-growth global enterprise information management firm. Blake is responsible for Sales & Fields Operations in the growing team at DATUM. This includes collaborating directly with client leadership, enhancing our customers' experience, and management of the field sales organization. During weekends and holidays Blake is most often found racing sailboats, relaxing on the Chesapeake Bay with his wife Julia, or enjoying the outdoors with their golden retriever "Maggie-Mae". Blake has a BS in Economics and a BS in Business Administration from the College of Charleston.
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The Data Governance Operating Model

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In today’s enterprise, an operating model is about more than roles and responsibilities - it is about a business-led methodology that is linked to business initiatives, objectives, and outcomes. 

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Chief Data Officer Resolutions: Trustworthy Data & Washboard Abs

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When the clock strikes midnight on January 1st, the ball drops in Times Square and celebrations of champagne, fireworks, and singing ensue. Many of us also pause and reflect on the past year’s successes and challenges, partaking in the ritual of 'New Year’s Resolutions'.

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Top 3 Insights from 2014 MDM & Data Governance Summit

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DATUM was pleased to sponsor this year’s MDM & Data Governance Summit in New York City, hosted by Information Management and SourceMedia and led by Aaron Zornes of the MDM Institute. Drawing a record crowd of 400+ attendees from several of the world’s largest organizations, this event made it clear the influence and buzz of Data Management is stronger than ever. We enjoyed a constant flow of executives and data professionals interested in discussing their business’ data challenges, and were delighted to share our best practices and Information Value Management® solution.

Reflecting back on the week, here were our top 3 takeaway themes from the event:

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How To Get Ready for Big Data Opportunities

Just recently my wife and I experienced the joys of planning our own wedding. Along our journey there were hundreds of decisions to work through together, but one of the more interesting decisions we had to make was for our cake:

Would you like your cake to be real or fake?” – asked the baker.

Perplexed, we inquired – “What? People make fake cakes?!”

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