Darrin Joncas

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As Engagement Principal, Darrin helps clients drive business values, goals, and objectives through intelligent data. Darrin has many years of experience working in the SAP industry in defining application based solutions for multiple verticals with a focus on Analytic Strategy and development for ERP, HANA, Data Services, SAP BusinessObjects and many other ecosystem tools. Most recently his work has been focused in leading GTM strategy for Manufacturing, Retail and A&D. When he’s not talking analytics and data, he enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his son's hockey team, taking his husky puppy on walks, and doing Jiu-jitsu.
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How to Open Your Own GDPR Kitchen

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Over the last year, I have had the pleasure of participating in hundreds of conversations on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  From these conversations, I’ve gotten an understanding of the struggles organizations are trying to solve when it comes to the 99 new GDPR regulations. The big challenge is that the EU has remained relatively silent on what processes, applications, methodologies and procedures should be applied in order for an auditor to walk away satisfied.   As a result, there’s a debate over what organizations need to do in order to be compliant and capable.  The EU regulators seem to prefer to see what the market will produce and will go from there.  In other words, they do not really know what to expect and they’re leaving it in our hands to cultivate an appropriate solution.

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Forrester Report: 4 Consumer Privacy Mandates You Need to Focus on Before the GDPR Deadline

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As you may know, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) puts a spotlight on the already sensitive issues of consumer data and privacy.  While many of us have been focused on data security and privacy to earn consumer’s trust, the GDPR now adds new privacy mandates and related penalties (fines) for noncompliance.

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Building a True Data Monetization Strategy

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The following is an excerpt from the article in August 16, 2017 SAPinsider, Volume 18, Issue 3.

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Can GDPR Monetize your Organization?

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In order to monetize your organization’s data, start with a financial plan that considers the cost of inaction.  For an example of what inaction might look like, let’s use General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as an example.

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10 Things to Know to Plan for and Survive a GDPR Audit

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Imagine, for a moment, you arrive home from your vacation and find your house has been broken into and that thieves have absconded with your personal property (including that irreplaceable plastic elephant lamp you got in India with the golden tusks that turn the light on and off).

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Scoring a Game: Why the Patriots Win!

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Watching the Super Bowl this year was one of the most amazing games, in any sport, I have seen in many years.  Yes, the Patriots won, much to my chagrin, however anyone that appreciates sports and competition would have to bow their heads at the incredible feat the Patriots put on in coming from behind to win 34-28.  After the win, we were at our favorite pub reviewing the day’s activities and the scoreboard results.  What struck me as odd when seeing the results posted, is that it did not reflect the nature and brilliance of what just happened.  In fact, anyone who missed the game and relied on seeing the results posted would most likely have thought it was close, but nothing particularly special.  What I really would like to have showed them was a scorecard that clearly showed the epic nature of the game. Something like a balanced scorecard for business clients.

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Cooking the Perfect Data Cake - 4 Layers to Data Governance Success

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The other night my wife asked me what I wanted for desert.  She works really hard, so my first instinct was to say something that was easy to make and good for me.  Then I realized that I might as well say nothing and eat a carrot. Or, I could shoot for the moon and tell her what I really wanted and promise to clean the garage at some point. 

Since my birthday was coming up I decided to eat the carrot now, but ask for a special homemade cake with cherries, chocolate in 4 layers mixed with fluffy white stuff and ice cream on top.  Oh ya, I almost forgot, it had ribbons of carmel throughout.  My favorite. I knew this cake was not your ordinary run of the mill cake and took quite a lot of effort to prepare, but the selfish birthday boy in me did not care.  Before I could begin to ask her, she took one look at me and said, “You want the same cake I made you last year don’t you?”  Yes!

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Tending Your Fish Farm: How to Extract Value from Your Data

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Recently, I found myself standing at the fish counter, contemplating whether to buy wild or farmed. If you’ve ever bought fish, you’ve probably had this internal debate at some point (and I now know that some people stand clearly on one side or the other of the debate). Not knowing much about farmed fish, I started to think about what it took to get this fish to me and eventually on our plates for dinner that evening. 

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