In this presentation at DAMA New York, Joe started by asking a key question: why are we doing this? Why analyze and share all these massive amounts of data? Basically, it comes down to the belief that in any organization, in any situation, if we can get the data and make it correct and timely, insights from it will become instantly actionable for companies to function more nimbly and successfully. Enabling the use of data can be a world-changing, world-improving activity and this session presents the steps necessary to get you there. Joe explained the concept of the "data lake" and also emphasizes the role of a strong data governance strategy that incorporates seven components needed for a successful program. For more information on this presentation or Caserta Concepts, visit our website at http://casertaconcepts.com/.