Maria C. Villar

Maria C. Villar is managing partner of Business Data Leadership, a company dedicated to advancing the effective management of critical business data. She has over 15 years of executive experience in building data governance and data management programs at Fortune 500 companies. She can be contacted at

Recent Stories From this Author

Beyond Big Data: Consider the Impact of Emerging Technologies on Data Management
September 19, 2014 Data professionals should be involved in the evaluation, design and deployment of emerging technologies beyond big data.

Data Governance and Big Data
June 26, 2013 Big data has caused a shake-up in established data governance practices

10 Steps to Effective Data Governance for SMBs
January 11, 2012 How business leaders in medium and small companies can implement a data governance program that is both effective and fits...

CASE STUDY: Building a Business-Driven Enterprise Data Governance Program
April 28, 2011 SAP is a large, fast growing, global company. With more than 100,000 customers, 2,400 certified business partners, more...

A Framework to Map and Grow Data Strategy
November 1, 2010 Adapting Maslow's Hierarchy to manage multiyear data projects and a tool to monitor, predict and prevent program failure

How to Measure Enterprise Information Management Progress
November 1, 2009 EIM scorecards assess and communicate status of the program

4 Steps to Create an Effective IT and Business Partnership
May 29, 2009 Undertaking business intelligence, data quality or an enterprise data management project without full cooperation and...

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