Steve Russ

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Steve Russ has 30 years of successful delivery experience with an expert background in supply-chain processes, SAP ERP and information governance. Steve has been a player and coach in the areas of Business Process Design, Project Planning and Management, Application Development, ERP Data Migration and Custom System Design and Implementation. Prior to joining DATUM, Steve personally managed dozens of information governance initiatives for customers across industries in North America, EMEA and Latin America. At DATUM, Steve focuses on Data Governance processes and systems. Steve coaches clients in conceptualizing, documenting, and hardening their business processes, and then translated those into repeatable and enforceable system solutions. Outside of the office, Steve enjoys any excuse to be outdoors; long-distance running, home projects, lawn care, etc. He is active in his church and a member of the watch patrol for his neighborhood. But his favorite hobby is spoiling his grandson. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock.

Recent Posts

How Data Governance Plays a Role in the SmartLabel™ Revolution

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For Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies, launching successful products and maintaining market share means adapting to changing consumer demands.  Beyond the typical desires for value, quality, and basic nutritional information, consumers now want to know ingredients’ place of origin, potential allergens, non-GMO or organic, or whether the ingredients were sourced from farmers using Fair Trade practices.  Meeting these new demands means more data that CPG companies have to capture, and greater complexity for their supply chain partners trying to manage this growing body of information.

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5 Ways Data Governance Speeds New Production Introduction

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Agility and flexibility are key attributes for successful consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies. Being first to market or a fast follower that quickly responds to changing consumer tastes and preferences can make or break a new product.  Hitting that window of opportunity with the right product is what the new product introduction (NPI) process is designed to do. Data drives this process, and proper data governance improves the communication, coordination, and decision making resulting in a more agile organization and an accelerated new product introduction. 

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How to Effectively Use Data Governance Maturity Models

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One of the leading business management concepts today is the Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) methodology. And as CIP practitioners know, regular feedback and assessment of change impacts are critical. A first step in this process is establishing a baseline of the current operational environment. For Data Management organizations the result of this baseline is measured against a Data Governance maturity model.

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