As a data product consultant, I had an unshakeable belief in the data products that my team built. I was convinced that the quote from the movie "Field of Dreams", "If you build it, they will come", held true.
As a Chief Data Officer, I enjoyed an a-typically long tenure of 6 years. I felt first hand the gravity of data governance, data protection, data quality, data security. Fortunately, it was not all gravitas.
There was a lot of innovation in the shape of Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, both for improved process efficiency as well as for improved customer experience and revenue growth.
In both roles I learnt that data (product) strategy should follow stakeholder objectives. The accomplishment of stakeholder objectives is what creates value.
With Data Merit, I want to address the flip side of the data product coin.