CGI Federal data expert Ratima Kataria and host Pete Tseronis unpack the ins and outs of data management. In a time when terms like “modernization” and “transformation” are used almost interchangeably, Ratima explains why tying data strategy to mission strategy is a critical consideration in any agency’s data planning. 

Turning data into useful intelligence is an ongoing challenge that only grows in difficulty as data sources proliferate. Within agencies, chief data officers struggle to wrap their arms around it, juggling competing priorities and trying to engender needed culture change to enable data sharing. Ratima counsels approaching data with a deliberate, methodical approach despite the sense of urgency.