Symp Sneak Peek 1Join us on Friday, 4th October for our Implementing Asset Management in Government Symposium. Read on for a sneak peek of just one of the topics that we will be exploring during the day.

An SA Government Research Case Study

Providing the right information to the right people at the right time is critical to every business activity, every business process and every business decision. High quality Information Assets are foundational to all the high-profile issues: to analytics and artificial intelligence; to cyber-security; to the cloud and data sovereignty; to innovation and disruption; and to Blockchain and the Internet of Things. They are also critical to every industry.

Information Asset Managers know more about the management of this vital and strategic resource than anyone else. Yet they never have the resources they need to do their jobs in the way they would like to. Moreover, if organisations were to manage their money the way they manage their data, they would be “broke in a week.”

There is a yawning disconnect here.

This presentation is unashamedly brutal. It:

  • defines, and explains why data, information and knowledge qualify as, Information Assets;
  • highlights the real and largely misunderstood roles of governance and management;
  • exposes the way organisations manage their data, information and knowledge;
  • using the findings from research and case studies, shows the risks and calculates the significant potential benefits of how data and information are managed. This provides attendees with real ammunition with which to argue their case for managing Information Assets effectively; and
  • shows attendees what they can do and where they can start.

Presented by:

James Price

James Price, University of Adelaide, SA

James Price has over 30 years' experience in the information industry. Realising that it’s the information (not the infrastructure that delivers it) that creates business value, James formed Experience Matters, a firm that advises on how to manage vital data, information and knowledge as a strategic business asset to drive significant, tangible business outcomes. His work with the University of South Australia researching the “Barriers to and benefits of managing data, information and knowledge as a strategic business asset” has been described by Gartner as “tremendous” and the research as “ground-breaking.” Stuart Hamilton of Aquatic Informatics wrote, “I do believe that you have documented the greatest single barrier to productivity in the 21st Century economy and nobody knows about it.” James is internationally recognised as an author of ethics approved, peer-reviewed papers and as a keynote presenter to business and academic conferences.