May 19, 2020

Master Data Management announces new integration

Data governance
Business Glossary
Collibra Data Governance Centre
IBMN Infoshpere
Bizclik Editor
2 min
Master Data Management announces new integration

Master Data Management, which is the South African reseller for Collibra, has announced the latest integration of the Collibra Data Governance Centre with IBM Infosphere, extending client’s investment in IBM Infosphere to a wider business audience.

 Collibra addresses the biggest data governance challenge: keeping business users involved.

 Gary Allemann, of Collibra's South African partner, Master Data Management, said: “Collibra's business user oriented approach allows companies to get more from their IBM investment by providing the framework for successful data governance.”

 Data governance expert, Sunil Soares, of Information Asset, is excited by this development and said: “My company has a strong partnership with both IBM and Collibra, and I am well versed in both sets of technologies.

“This integration will help IBM’s enterprise clients get the most value of their Data Governance programs.

 “For example, organisations can govern reference data in Collibra and propagate any changes to DataStage. Companies can use the REST API to integrate Collibra and Business Glossary.

“In addition, we have shown how terms in Business Glossary can be integrated with reference data in Collibra.

“Finally, clients can manage policies and standards in Collibra while enforcing them in Optim, Guardium, MDM and Metadata Workbench."

Key components include the organisational structure, roles and responsibilities and out of the box Data Governance workflows that allow data stewards, and other stakeholders, to govern data compliance to policies, set up and share the business glossary, govern reference data, and manage data issues.

Collibra provides the answers to three deceptively simple questions, which have previously been difficult to answer: What does my data mean? where and how is my data used? who is responsible for my data?

 “Collibra is positioned by Gartner as a ‘cool vendor for Enterprise Information Management, Coupling Collibra with IBM’s technologies for master data management, or big data analytics, gives clients a powerful combination to deliver value.

“Collibra enhances IBM’s solutions by involving the business user, a critical success factor for both MDM and Big Data initiatives," said Allemann.

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Jun 13, 2021

5 minutes with... Janthana Kaenprakhamroy, CEO, Tapoly

Tapoly
Insurance
Leadership
Digital
Kate Birch
3 min
Heading up Europe’s first on-demand insurance platform for the gig economy, Janthana Kaenprakhamroy is winning awards and leading with diversity

Founder and CEO of award-winning insurtech firm Tapoly, Janthana Kaenprakhamroy heads up Europe’s first on-demand insurance platform for the gig economy, winning industry awards, innovating in the digital insurance space, and leading with inclusivity.

Here, Business Chief talks to Janthana about her leadership style and skills. 

What do you do, in a nutshell?

I’m founder and CEO of Tapoly, a digital MGA providing a full stack of commercial lines insurance specifically for SMEs and freelancers, as well as a SaaS solution to connect insurers with their distribution partners. We build bespoke, end-to-end platforms encompassing the whole customer journey, but can also integrate our APIs within existing systems. We were proud to win Insurance Provider of the Year at the British Small Business Awards 2018 and receive silver in the Insurtech category at the Efma & Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards 2019.

How would you describe your leadership style?

I try to be as inclusive a leader as possible. I’m committed to creating space for everyone to shine. Many of the roles at Tapoly are performed by women and I speak at industry events to encourage more people to get involved in insurance/insurtech. Similarly, I always try to maintain a growth mindset. I think it’s important to retain values to support learning and development, like reliability, working hard and punctuality.

What’s the best leadership advice you’ve received?

Build your network and seek advice. As a leader, you need smart people around you to help you grow your business. It’s not about personally being the best, but being able to find resources and get help where needed.

How do you see leadership changing in a COVID world?

I think the pandemic has proven the importance of inclusive leadership so that everyone feels supported and valued. It’s also shown the importance of being flexible as a leader. We’ve had to remain adaptable to continue delivering high levels of customer service. This flexibility has also been important when supporting employees as everyone has had individual pressures to deal with during this time. Leaders should continue to embed this flexibility within their organisations moving forward.

They say ‘from every crisis comes opportunity’, what opportunities do you see?

The past year has been challenging, but it has also proven the importance of digital transformation in insurance. When working from home was required, it was much harder for insurers to adjust who had not embedded technology within their operating processes because they did not have data stored in the cloud and it caused communication delays with concerned customers at a time when this communication should have been a priority, which ultimately impacts the level of customer satisfaction. This demonstrates the importance of what we are trying to achieve at Tapoly in driving digitalisation in insurance and making communication between insurers and distribution partners seamless. 

What advice would you give to your younger self just starting out in the industry?

Start sooner, don’t be afraid to take (calculated) risks and make sure you raise enough money to get you through the initial seed stage.

 

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