435 thought leaders and technologists have signed

1 David McComb
President at Semantic Arts

I am all in on this.

Forty years of implementing Enterprise Applications and helping large firms with their Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Information Models, has convinced me that the path we're on leads to more and more of the same, and that we need to make these changes.

I'm dedicated to helping any firm who wants to make these kinds of changes.

2 Michael Uschold
Senior Ontology Consultant at Semantic Arts

The time is right for all the Enterprise IT madness to come to a halt. The right technologies are coming together such that for perhaps the first time, we can now see a way out. Lets go!

3 Mills Davis
Managing Director at Project10X

It's time to move IT to a new paradigm where computers can understand the knowledge about things to make data, processes, and user experience smart.

4 Fabien Puig
Project Manager

My recent project definitely lead me to believe that the right approach to data management can unleash its potential and make it easier to use, easier to enrich.... and easier to deliver value with.

5 Sandy Davis
Enterprise Data Architect at BNSF Railway

It is time for data to have the respect it deserves.

6 Eric Franzon
Principal at Smart Data Consultants
7 phillip Lanzafame
IT Director at Sentara Healthcare

We are on a mission to use ontologies/semantics to define a new world to describe data.

8 John O. Biderman
Senior IT Architect
9 Malcolm 'Max' DeRungs
Senior Information Architect at Providence Health & Services

In data we trust; and together, we answer the call of every person we serve by leaving no fact behind.

10 Karl Seiler
vp products and strategy at modus operandi, inc

it just aligns with my experience and sense of making sense

11 Dennis E. Wisnosky
Founder at Wizdom Systems, Inc.

Because I believe that data is the solution, not the problem. Integrated applications are the problem.

12 Nathan Brassard
Sr. Manager Data Integration Technology at Siemens Healthcare

I have a dream! End users need flexibility and speed. A data centric culture will help us move away from our legacy systems that block improvements and slow innovation

13 Bjornic Mika
14 Stefano Cislaghi
Data Architect
15 Susan Bright
Director, Enterprise Architect at Johnson & Johnson

This is the single most critical change that enterprise architects can advocate - it will dwarf the level of transformation seen from the creation of the Internet.

16 Riccardo
Visual Designer

We live in an age in which data and the contents are getting every day more and more importance in our daily life. Think about a better accessibility of data, regardless of their source (brands, people, companies, institutions), could be a sign of a strong innovation: it will become more and more critical to make people participate in the choices of those who administer and govern, not to a direction of specific and direct democracy, but in order to let who governs decide better what choices to implement for the common good.

17 Brian Sletten
President at Bosatsu Consulting, Inc.

There is so much confusion in most IT departments, it is helpful to elucidate some basic principles that are easy to understand and possible to adopt given the political will to do so. Doing otherwise starts to act against the organization's interests.

18 Martha Lemoine
Enterprise Data Architect

Data must be managed as an asset

19 Alan Ponce
Student at University of Southampton

Data is the intrinsic value of the Web and organizations

20 Rezha Rochadi
Data Governance & Data Analytic Consultant at Accenture
21 Fajar J. Ekaputra
TU Vienna
22 Martin Gladwell
Information Architect at IBM

After a lifetime in the industry I have seen the damage caused and the lost opportunities missed by not paying attention to meaning and semantics. Systematically addressing this is one of the big challenges for the IT industry but more importantly for organisations private and public everywhere.

23 Roy E. Roebuck
Meta Architect at Independent Consultant

This is exactly why I have used a terminology-based management and architecture approach for 34 years. Also because an "architecture" is information by which one manages.

24 Mike Booth
Associate Partner
25 Steve Marley
Ground Systems Enterprise Architect at Jeffries Technology Solutions

Semantic interoperability, or the lack there of, is the single biggest factor limiting the broad applicability of scientific data for the benefit of society. A data-centric view point is central to tackling this problem

26 Maurizio Lenzerini
Professor at Università di Roma La Sapienza

After 35 years of work on data management, it is exactly my opinion.

27 Tyrone Grandison
CEO at Proficiency Labs

Been saying this for more than a decade.

28 Salvatore Passerini
Product Manager at OffsideGaming

In my typical I waste a lot of time just to try to retrieve the right information to do my job

29 Michele Cavallo
Enterprise Architect

Because data is the center of the universe, and as part of the universe I turn around that.

30 Jordan Dahmen
Student at GMU

To improve the way in which data is managed, in hope of achieving more efficient and better handling of said data.

31 Nadid Rahman
N/A at N/A

Professor Kerschberg from GMU mentioned about this data centric manifesto, and I never learned about the importance of security.

32 Roberto Lazari
IT Director

Data are the essence, we create apps trying to capture them into logical containers or to give them a tangible form...

33 David A Van Rossum
Enterprise Architect

I firmly believe this is the fundamental core of the problem and in the direction that needs to be taken.

34 Michael Atkin
Managing Director at EDM Council

Dave - lets get this circulated to those that matter. I would like to tie this to a DC site visit that I'm planning with Dennis. I can give this some visibility by getting some financial names to sign

35 Samir Batla
Director, BI at ShapeUp, Inc.
36 David Booth, PhD
Senior Software Architect at HRG, Rancho BioScience, and Independent Contractor

Data rulez!

37 Angelo Corsaro
CTO at PrismTech

As a company we have been advocating data-centricity for a decade. It is not great to see more and more people see the light!

38 Keith steele
CEO at PrismTech
39 Steve Jennis
Svp at PrismTech


40 Andrew Foster
Product Marketing Manager at PrismTech Limited

Key to the success of the next generation of IoT systems will be to derive value from the increased amounts of actionable data. A data-centric approach "liberates" the data in an IoT system. I therefore support this initiative.

41 Ian Thomas
SVP EMEA at PrismTech

My work for the past 11 years at PrismTech has been to work with our customer in data centric systems.

42 Toby McClean

Unleash the data

43 Sander Mertens
Founder at Cortex

I have been a long time contributor and evangelist to the data centric community. I have seen its profound impact it has on many different verticals, ranging from healthcare to smart grids, to automotive and defense. At the moment, I am designing the first programming language to natively support data programming as a first class programming paradigm.

44 Johnny Lee Othon
45 huseyin kutluca
sn sw architect at milsoft

We are develoğing and usind data centric DDS middleware over 11 years

46 David Xu
Software Engineer at ATAC
47 Vince Marinelli
Lead Data Architect at Medidata Solutions Worldwide

Because I've encountered the decades of inertia and want to be an instrument of change and evolution.

48 Dan George
Principal Software Engineer at Grass Valley, A Belden Brand
49 German Niebles
system integration analyst at epm

i think that DDs is the right approach to communicate through IoT.

50 Abdullah
Technical Lead at MilSoft

Developing MilSoft DDS, which is a data-centric middleware based on OMG's Data Distribution Service Standard.

51 Alex Glaros
CEO at Center for Government Interoperability

the manifesto is getting at the core problem

52 Bruce
sitting at Human Race

Its all about the data the metadata and the semantics. See my above entries for both example and proof point.

53 Bob Leigh
CEO at LocalGrid

This is in-line with our platform and development architecture and philosiphy

54 Zaher
55 Enn Õunapuu
senior research scientist at Tallinn University of Technology

In my life i try to fight with silos

56 Susheel Kumar
Data Architecture Manager at DES
57 Ginny Schenck
Enterprise Architecture Consultant at State of WA

I believe data IS a corporate asset and want to be part of education process.

58 Frances Harrison
Chief Technical Officer at Spy Pond Partners, LLC

I agree with it!

59 Ted Gamester
CTO at Triton
60 David Read
CEO at infuzIT

I believe strongly in the value of connected and connectable data (much like the value of connected computers)

61 daniele napoleone
managing consultant at Capgemini
62 S Sivaguru
Partner at PM Power Consulting

I can appreciate the principles of this manifesto.
In my professional career, have been responsible for various improvement initiatives in organizations, and Knowledge management is one of them. The basis for organizational knowledge is data.
And there is a lot to be done to make it simpler and more effective, particularly in large enterprises.

63 Edgar Mora
IT Specialist at DSHS/JJRA

I would like to learn more about benefits of being data centric.

64 Vel Rajagopal
65 Norman Daoust
Principal Consultant at Daoust Associates

I find these truths to be not self-evident to the majority of information technology professionals.

66 Segun Alayande
Architecture Programme Manager at Heathrow Airport

It is required and makes sense

67 Marvin D. Lerfald
Data Architect at Accenture

Been leading and doing the data-first method for many years, in spite of opposition from the application folks. Very difficult to do.

68 Theodore S. Hills
Enterprise Data Architect at LexisNexis

because it's true

69 Deepak Nayak
President at Alpha Beta Software Solutions
70 Diego
Business Analyst at NA

Im Interested to know this topic

71 Tod Carrier
Information Architect at Florida Blue

I believe this will enable better and less-expensive data integration and improve data quality. We are implementing this strategy.

72 Robert Gantt
Information Architect at GuideWell, Inc.

I am signing to indicate agreement and provide the organization (with others) with a countable and communicable number of like-minded professionals to add "bandwagon" weight to the data-centric thesis for use on those that are susceptible to such.

73 Timothy W. Cook
Innovator at MLHIM
74 George Kobak
Test Automation Lead

I have found it proven time and time again that a data-centric approach to software development becomes particularly essential when it comes to automation. In a more abstract sense, we can call it being information-centric. In turn, genericizing the concept even further, we can call it being logic-centric. All this makes sense because code is simply the translation device of the logic or at least should be. These concepts were well understood years ago when I.T. used to be called data processing. COBOL is one of the most data-centric computer languages out there. It is not by accident that COBOL programs are still running although being decades old. Closely associated with the data-centric concept is the importance of set theory. Even in the field of pure mathematics research, it is being revisited. Also, Big Data has forced the issue of putting the focus back on what's really important. Data, data everywhere and not a drop of meaningful information to process teaches us that data without context is meaningless. If the data is to be centralized, the context needs to be known which can be self-described by the data itself, true. Where the data sits is simply the data container. But the context meant here is what provides the structure at the conceptual and logical level. In that sense then, physical structure is not needed. It all boils down to the ability of recognizing the data relationships (at the conceptual and logical levels) that are inherent in the information flow. Thus, modeling of these relationships at those levels is vital. So almost all application bugs occur because of things getting lost in translation in this information flow. But with a data-centric approach, an amazing thing happens in that code refactoring becomes automatic. So whatever code is initially written although appearing customized, is actually modular from the beginning because it is tapping into those abstract information layers that it is focused on. Therefore, the code refactoring comes from the architectural level of the information itself whi h is why it occurs automatically. To illustrate, it's like wool that keeps shrinking every time it's washed. And a side benefit is that it works directly against software entropy. The only disadvantage of this approach is that it is much harder to do and it takes much longer up front. But in the long run, it is much easier to maintain, is more stable, and saves more money than taking an application-centric or what we can call a code-centric approach to software development.

75 Gregory Saxton
Enterprise Architect at LexisNexis

Because it's time.

76 Nicolas Seyot
77 Larry Mitchell
President at Winton Group LLC
78 Doug Buster

I believe that data is a valuable resource that should be shared and used to provide both efficiency and higher data quality - except where constrained by statute or policy.

79 Kevin Chandos
Software Architect

It is high time that organizations of all sizes recognize that they've forgotten the basics.

IT is not about buying you a computer, connecting your phone to the network, or cleaning a virus off of your workstation. It's about enabling the user to get to the data they need in order to perform their function in the organization.

Back in "the day" when I started my career we weren't called IT, we were called Data Processing. The harsh reality is that the application isn't the asset and never has been. What good is the application that your organization just spent north of 300K to license without the data?

Time to get real, time to get back to basics. Time for a reboot!

80 Thomas P Lukacovic
81 Jonathan Greenwood
Associate Digital Technology Director at Spindrift BV

Data always has been key in any enterprise. Today we see more harvesting of data, more use of (shared) data grids and although from a Sales perspective companies such as Oracle, SAP, Salesforce et al push their respective stacks, the fact remains that a lot of customers are trying to get back to basics with a view of their data. Its a healthy discussion to have.

82 Jean Pommier
CTO, Smarter Process Services at IBM

By definition, every IT system, and even more so in the cognitive era, manipulates data so, yes, data is at the center of the universe and it's quite about time that we do a better job at it! I like the concept of a data layer which has more centralized responsibility on the data itself (security, visibility, integrity, consistency).

83 Sameer Joshi
CEO at Datanova Scientific LLC

We must not re-learn the core principles of Data Science for every generation of tech (currently - big data, semantics, NoSQL, and big analytics).
The empirical nature of this manifesto is a driving force for successful enterprise data architectures.

84 Patrick MARQUET
Innovation Leader at Sogeti / Capgemini

Great initiative!

85 Andreas Matern

... because I whole-heartedly agree with the manifesto's notion of the contemporary plight of application-centric IT management.

86 Benjamin Miller
Senior Analyst at Boeing / Supplier Mgmt

To help "be the change that one wants to see in the world"

87 Bo Ferri
Philosophical Engineer at SMI
88 Rajeev Arora
Senior Enterprise Architect at IBM Singapore

Volume, variety and velocity of data keep rising by huge amounts. The only way to harness and manage the right outcomes is by focusing on data. Hence, Data Centric!

89 Thijs van der Feltz
information architect / data management specialist at Delta Lloyd

I have been a long time believer and evangelist of the data-centric paradigm. I hope that this manifesto will show more people the obvious advantages of this approach.

90 Martijn evers
Principal architect and partner at I-refact

Stopping the technocratic approach to data management.

91 Bas Stiekema
Owner at Xbas

So true!

92 David van der vliet
93 Ton Raijmakers
data architect at DLL
94 Paul Delgman
Director at Tinera

Data is at the core of our decisions and actions, even those we don't take or do!

95 Matteo Rulli
Founder at FlairBit

I think this is just unavoidable: the sooner we all embrace this vision, the better for our industry

96 H. Bosker
Principal consultant at Capgemini Consulting
97 Tim Schiettekatte
Smart Data Architect at Kadenza

Put data in the center of an organisation

98 Wesley J. Landaker

I actually thought this was obvious and self-evident, and only terrible developers with no vision got this kind of thing wrong in the first place.

99 Remco Broekmans
Owner at Coarem

I totally agree with the manifesto. It is all on data and data handling. Apllicaions come and go but the data wil stay and prove its value.

100 Marco Wobben
Director at BCP Software

We've seen the software take over data centered thinking over many years. Though we always used data centered approach and proper data modeling first, and achieved fixed-price and on-time delivery, the trends differ dangerously.

101 Toon Koppelaars
Database professional
102 Yalim K. Gerger
Founder at Formspider

I founded a company based on these principles.

103 Kim Berg Hansen
Oracle SQL Evangelist at KiBeHa

I've developed data-centric for more than 15 years, it just seems very common sense to me. It's part of the reason for my employeer growing from 1 store to over 70 in 10 years.

104 Rob van Wijk

To help advance the state of information technology

105 Julius Zaldokas
Software developer at Algoritmu sistemos Ltd.
106 Stew Ashton
SQL Development Consultant at Independant

I have experienced first-hand in my former company the ravages of application-centric architectures. Development teams have rejected SQL-based solutions that performed 10 to 100 times better with less code and fewer resources, all because of application-centric dogma.

Databases provide functional services, not just technical services - otherwise they're not worth the money.

107 Ronald Rood
principal consultant/DBA at Ciber

Data centric applications area lot easier to make in a KISS style then where it is scattered all over the place. Having data central adds a lot to the simplicity, for design, for security and integrity. KISS should be mandatory. Bring the app to the data.

108 Rene Veldwijk
managing partner at Ockham Groep

I am signing because it is a much needed stap back to a more data-centered past.

109 Heli Helskyaho
110 Galo Balda
Database Engineer

"Applications come and go, data (good or bad) stays" I read this somewhere and it's spot on.

111 Lukas Eder
Founder and CEO at Data Geekery GmbH

We're selling and maintaining an increasingly popular ORM in the Java Ecosystem: jOOQ ( jOOQ is all about (SQL-based) data-centricity. We're competing with the "Enterprisey" JPA/Hibernate domination, which we believe has caused lots and lots of damage to our industry by obstructing better database schema designs, by keeping developers from learning proper SQL, by making databases second-class citizens behind applications - a decision, which most product maintainers will regret within 5 years at most.

112 Luca Veronese
Owner at Tabula srls

I agree. Data is central, applications are ephemeral. Most of the software being written today is process centric. This trades a short term productivity gain for a long term maintenance nightmare

113 David Welden
Data Architect at Nissan North America

This has been obvious since the late '80s and it still has little recognition or understanding.

114 Robbert Naastepad
BI / Data Architect at MN

I concur with the principles stated in this manifesto. I think it is about time we stop messing around. Just like you wouldn't mess around with other company assets, like people, buildings, inventory.

If possible I would like to add "There's only one owner of any data attribute within an organization.".

115 Barbara Peruskovic
Principal Consultant at Teradata
116 Marjan Schnetz
Partner at Ockham Groep BV
117 Tomáš Jacík
Programmer at Sunfox s.r.o.

I believe it should be this way.

118 Veera
System analyst
119 Sergey
Oracle developer at Custis
120 Peter Matseykanets
Back-end Development Team Lead at LMO Advertising
121 Erwin Smout

I agree wholeheartedly with the spirit of what is being said here.

122 Robbert van Dalen
Developer at ING

We should build tri-temporal data in 6NF at rest - sourced from hosing persistent event log!

123 Bas van der Raadt

Because I believe data (or rather information) is the key driver for innovation. By the way, we also need some statement about data privacy in the manifesto. I believe that individuals are owner of their personal data, and not organizations / institutions

124 Gilles
125 Frido van Orden
Managing partner at Ockham Groep BV
126 Massimo Daniel Faccio
Head of "Amministrazione & Vigilanza" office at SEC Servizi

I believe deeply in the statement

127 Susan Boyer
Senior Business Intelligence Consultant at Cardinal Solutions

Data is where the value of technology lies.

128 David Amaya
129 Christopher Wood
Graduate Student at UCI

I believe in content-centric networks and applications.

130 Danny Willen
Principal consultant Data Architecture at SAS

Simply agree with reasoning. Influencing the view of organisations is required.

131 Dora Pilgrim
132 Claudio Arriagada
Development Team Manager at ART-RN

I believe: Bussines Logic should be developed as close to the data as possible. Over the years, applications comes and go, but the data lives forever.

133 Yves Goossens
managing director at zenit bi

couldn't agree more. Information is the asset, applications are important tools to allow people to execute processes is a more efficient way.

134 Rob van Haarst
Senior Consultant at USoft

Representing USoft. The USoft Platform has been for 25 years a successful model-driven platform combining a 4GL generator with a data-centric Rules Engine.

135 Uwe Küchler
Managing Consultant

Data is the main driver of the information age, not apps. Applications come and go, but data will remain.
From a business perspective, if you lose your data, you lose your business.
From a social perspective: Information wants to be free and need not be restrained by software.

136 Sabine Heimsath
Senior Consultant at its-people GmbH
137 Nik Spicer
Self at Self

I've spent 15 years with Silicon Valley companies that are entirely driven by coders who believe that data storage is an extension of an application's RAM

138 Chan Ouyang
IT Manager at BNP Paribas

Seeing increased costs of developing and running IS systems in enterprise only results in more complicate and confusing business operations, I intuitively realized the clue of solving the messy is to take a new way that is centered around the enterprise data. Searching the words “data centric approach”, I found this The Data-Centric Manifesto which touches my heart. I fully agree its principles and support this movement.

139 Learco Brizzi
Director at Itium BV
140 Kevan Bard
Director at Ipswitch

The concept was introduced to me by John Willis at DevOps Enterprise Summit 2015. I am staggered by the possibilities.

141 Artur Mrozowski
Data Architect

Data matures like wine, applications like fish

142 Peter Bange

Anybody from SAP listening?

143 Colin Wearring
Consultant at 3D Management

Personal experience developing software for 20 years and recent work with high performance distributed architecture and Internet of Things requirements.

144 Mike Schenk
Senior Scientist at TNO

I have seen many projects fail or run out of budget because we focus on the linear development of functionality instead of the endless possibilities that are created when we focus on data we own and/or can access from other sources.

145 Stan Schneider
RTI CEO; IIC Steering Committee at Real-Time Innovations, Inc. & Industrial Internet Consortium

Systems are all about the data. Data centricity is thus the natural way to build systems. Databases provide data-centric storage for data at rest. Data-centric middleware provides similar benefit for data in motion. In both cases, data centricity enables interoperation, scale, and integration.

146 Sophie Maler
Marketing Manager at RTI

Because I support the movement.

147 Gerardo Pardo-Castellote
CTO, founder and co-chair of OMG Data-Distribution SIG at RTI

I have spent much of my career promoting data-centric systems.
I am the main author of the OMG Data-Distribution Service (DDS), and many other DDS-related standards: Real-Time Publish Subscribe wire protocol, DDS security, DDS XTypes. They goal of all of this DDS standards is to enable truly distributed real-time applications that can interact peer-to-peer in a data-centric manner.

148 Gordon Everest
Professor Emeritus of MIS and Database at University of Minnesota

I have long felt and advocated that data resources must be the central focus of IS/IT and the development of information systems in organizations. Get the underlying data "right" and you have some chance of achieving integration (one view), interoperability, sharability, flexibility, evolvability to satisfy new and changing information system requirements.
.. Thirty years ago I wrote about the "Copernican Revolution" in data processing. [Gordon Everest, "Database Management: Objectives, System Functions, and Administration" McGraw-Hill, 1986, pages 4-7, & 29, and that was an outgrowth of my doctoral dissertation at the University of Pennsylvania "Managing Corporate Data Resources," 1974]. There I suggested that rather than view the world in terms of data being inputs and outputs of programs (application program centric), we must view the world with data at the center and programs revolving around the data drawing from and adding to the organizational information resources. As Dave McComb correctly observes, the battle of the journey continues.

149 John Morris
Principal at Business Decision Models Inc.

Want to evolve as a business? Be successful?

Then build your software on real business semantics.

Build on data and rules.

Application- and code-centric IT has been a recipe for business inflexibility, the opposite of agile. Building on a foundation of code is fast - a fast way of pouring glue all over yourself.

But starting from data is hard. Because the approach puts more demands on business leaders to really understand the why's and how's of their business!

Building the tools you need may be hard - but that's better than building the tools you don't need!

Start from business, express those requirements in data - and win!

150 Edward Langeland
Data Architect at Color Line AS

This is just exactly the point I have been trying to make in my data architecture work

151 Ferenc Gyor
Manager at Deloitte Consulting AG
152 Randolph Kahle
Owner / Manager at Databliss, LLC

Information is what matters, not code.

153 Amit
Module Lead at MIMS

I believe in underlying principles.

154 Miguel Angel Bayona Perez
Data Architect at ECB

I was working in a data-driven manifesto and searching around found it done

155 Mark Besaans
IT Contractor at City of Cape Town Municipality

I use THE DATA-CENTRIC MANIFESTO as a mantra, a guide-line, a framework, an approach and a method, with which to add value as a consultant to large enterprises.

156 David Wang
Senior Product Manager at Morningstar, Inc.

I am inline with the principles of Data-Centric. This is the foundation of open platform for financial software.

157 Tony Gillett
Director, Enterprise Platform at Morningstar
158 Svein Oliver Vedaa
MD at Information Resource Management Consult

We have worked according to this paradigm since mid 80's (Scandinavia - mostly Sweden).

159 Marcel Fröhlich
Director Service Delivery at eccenca GmbH

The data management products from eccenca are built to enable data centric infrastructures and organizations. Making it real is my my profession.

160 Rogier Werschkull
DWH / BI Architect / Data modeller and developer at DIKW

This is the way it should be in the future if we want to add more value faster and be more agile in adapting to changing needs!

161 Brian
head of enterprise solutions at morningstar

Data is the center of Morningstar; we do have data tied into the app layers today which is a problem we are unwinding

162 Gene Boomer

I believe in the principles of a Data Centric approach to elevate the importance and utilization of an organization's data assets as the primary objective in the attainment and enablement of Business outcomes within an organization.

163 Meredith Dart
BI Domain Architect

Data is fundamental to business, and life. Applications come and go, but data is always valuable

164 Paco Hernández Gómez

These principles embody what we have been promoting for years when we use other related principles such as model-driven development, ...

165 Ana
Project manager
166 Luis Acebes
Programmer at developxp
167 Yana Naginsky
Head of Content Marketplace and Metadata at Thomson Reuters

Happy to meet like minded people.

168 Gordon Kennedy
Information Resources Manager at Washington State DOT

Data is how we try to encode knowledge for systematic re-use, and is the underlying purpose of information technology.

169 Brett Brewer
Principal at Max IT

I believe

170 David Chasteen
Owner at Enterprise Ecologist LLC

I am signing the manifesto because I have seen the dramatic inefficiencies and costs of the current approach.

I worked in an enterprise that had entangled itself into high complexity using the tactical, application-centric, or more accurately, a myopic, project-driven and application-centric approach and lost its ability to adjust to market and regulatory changes. This put the enterprise at high risk and, even if survivable, required a very costly and radical set of changes to become nimble again and stay competitive. I believe they succeeded but it was very costly across many dimensions.

The data-centric approach is one of the best ways to maintain business agility. I think the problem is one of education of enterprise leadership to understand that data/information/knowledge assets are a necessary (as in fundamental and required) and a strategic part of being a modern, competitive business.

The manifesto embodied many of the ideas my colleagues and I had recognized as we evaluated issues, problems, and lessons learned about failures and inefficiencies. The principles and other guidance is very similar to what we came up with and have seen in other thoughtful commentary in the industry. But I simply agree with it at an intuitive level based on my experience and observation over 30 years in enterprises. The waste and inefficiency of the current approach is enormous and I'd like to do my small part to make this better. Also, there are few people capable of understanding the full enterprise context. Dave McComb is one of those and has the stature, contacts, and authoritative presence to make it happen.

This seems a mundane item to most leaders, but if they knew its significance, they would ask why we are already not using a data-centric approach. I would perhaps even broaden the name to a knowledge-centric approach and leverage the modern knowledge management and representation technologies that have and are currently emerging. But the principles stand either way.

171 Jose Illescas

When you listen "integration" on almost every communication (talk, meeting, email, ...) it's time to Think!

172 Maarten van Sambeeck
Senior Data Management Consultant at BankIT as
173 Jans Aasman
CEO at Franz Inc

because I see the enormous value in our day to day work

174 Luca Giusti
data analytics & marketing at Liguria Digitale Scpa
175 Stefen Oldenburg
CTO at Synergetic Processing OÜ
176 Ventrillard
Software architect at Trixell

Hard fight but right fight! No other way to handle microservice explosion. Go for data.

177 JZ Tarrago
System Architect at ABS Consulting

A critical framework to reference towards a information-centric enterprise.

178 Andreas Esser
Contributing Founder at Tripons LLC

This paradigm shift is as critical for organizations as the shift from geocentric to heliocentric was for mankind. And for realists, it's as obvious.

Partner at SENTELIS

We have developed and promoted the Architecture 3.0 model which places data at is core. One of the main architecture layers of this architecture of the digital age is what we name as the shared data backbone. A layer which comprises the data lake, the data factory and the data lab and acts also as the enterprise data store and hub.

180 Baumard
Entreprise Architect at Sentelis

I promote this approach

181 Aris Murad
Head, DOwnstream IT Planning & Architecture at Petronas
182 Alex Jouravlev
Director at Business Abstraction Pty Ltd

I believe [Linked] Data Centric approach is the way of the future. I am committing my company to assisting enterprises in their quest to Data-Centric transformation.

183 Felix Vicente Contreras Herrrero
CEO at Independent
184 Ahmed Azmi
Brand ambassador at Istinara consulting
185 John Shields
Senior Systems Engineer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

I believe in it's fundamental concept for changing how data is viewed and inter-acted with.

186 Behrin
Proect Information Management at Brunei Shell

Deployment toward data centric

187 Yves Wouters
Manager at Deloitte
188 Brian Sletten
President at Bosatsu Consulting, Inc.

Existing approaches aren't working and it requires new thinking.

189 Peter Aiken
Founding Director at Data Blueprint

I agree - data is your sole, non-depletable, non-degrading, durable strategic asset - treating it better helps lots of other stufff

190 Don
Architect at Moonbeam Systems

It is correct.

191 Wolfgang Colsman
192 Mark Ouska
Enterprise Agile Data Strategist at Thought Magic, LLC

I have spent over thirty years chasing the meaning of data and facilitating consensus among stakeholders, defining the information required to describe their situation. I have been amazed at how few organizations are willing to invest in data-centric approaches, but see real magic when from those that do. This manifesto makes sense and should gain more traction.

193 Daragh O Brien
Managing Director at Castlebridge

Information and data have been the long ignored and mistreated glue that binds business initiatives to technology. Remove the technology and the data remains, or the business falls.

Increasingly regulation and legal controls focus on the data as a thing. But organisation try to drive compliance by looking at systems. That's like trying to navigate an icy road by tuning the suspension of your car.

194 Chad Walters
VP, Engineering at Civitas Learning

Data is the life blood of an organization. When a org does not think of the data first, the things that an organization does make it very difficult to get value and further opportunities from that data later on.

195 Alex Victoria
CTO at Civitas Learning
196 Jim Snyder
Chief Architect at Civitas Learning

Totally in line with my learnings, and it is something that data centric companies need to embrace to unlock their potential.

Sr. Application Developer – Business Intelligence (BI) at CHS INC

Because this is a truth of (Business) Life.

198 T.A. Nguyen
For at INC Research

Data is the key to business.

199 Rene Haasdijk
Partner at I-Refact

Because an OLTP application requires a datamodel and an OLAP information system needs semantics.

200 Isaac Caballero
Data Architect at Boehringer Ingelheim
201 Robert Gröver
Business Intelligence & Adv. Analytics Architect at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co.KG
202 Anthony Nguyen
Data Architect at Civitas Learning
203 Tim Milne
Lead Architect at Target

Having worked in a Fortune 50 enterprise, I've experienced first hand the critical failing of an incoherent and scattered information architecture strategy, if you can even call it a strategy. Time to reinvent. #FreeTheData!!

204 jens
principal consultant at holon consulting gmbh
205 Richard Howey
Founder at Data Value Services LLC

Data is an asset whose value increases the more it is shared yet we are very poor at sharing it.

206 Mike Bennett
Director at Hypercube Ltd.

I have felt since the mid nineties that application centric computing has held back progress and usability and is frankly an embarrassment.

207 Luminita Vollmer
Information Architect at LarsenT Marketing

I believe in data as an asset, and am willing to stand up for it!

208 Vladimir Alexiev
Lead, Innovation and Consulting at Ontotext

Semantic Data Integration will set you free!

209 Christopher Bradley
Information Strategist | DAMA CDMP Fellow | President DAMA UK at Data Management Advisors

Data Management & its Governance is “The process of managing and improving data for the benefit of all stakeholders” It is a complete mistake to focus solely on the applications.

210 Kingsley Idehen
CEO at OpenLink Software

Becuase I agree with it wholeheartedly .

211 Jürgen Jakobitsch

words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup..

212 Mikel Egaña Aranguren
Linked Open Data Architect at Eurohelp Consulting
213 Alan Morrison
Sr. Research Fellow at PwC

I know folks who have already collapsed the stack (e.g., EnterpriseWeb) and think they have a distinct competitive advantage over those who don't.

214 Andrew beresford
Head of developer at Npower
215 Erik Cornelisse
Sr. IT architect at CGI

I used a "entity-centric approach" with success in 3 innovation projects. The "entity-centric approach" is based on the data-centric principles and a distributed federation of systems to enable sharing data in a controlled and secure way. I belief this is not the future but already becoming the way to go for realising cooperative services without the monopoly/dictatorship of a central organisation or system.

216 Mike Schenk
Senior Technical Consultant C4I at TNO

A data-centric approach will finally allow IT to really support the way we think and work instead of forcing us to think in capabilities of an application.

217 Bart van Leeuwen
CEO at Netage B.V.

In our business line, Smart data for smarter fire fighters, we see that data is not used to its full potential.
Data exchange is limited by the capabilities of application, not dictated by connections within the data. The live saving connections now have to be made by fire fighters under great stress, this is not the way forward!

We must start to adopt data centric approaches if we really want to achieve 'Smart data for smarter fire fighting'

218 Huib
Knowledgebroker at Safety-Region Rotterdam-Rijnmond

Because we need a paradigmashift badly

219 Pieter van Everdingen
Data Innovation Architect at OpenInc

Modelling is all about classification. Each statement that you make about a certain domain can be categorized as a structural, a content or a processing constraint with respect to the data that you would like to use within an application. In doing this you can define the valid states and valid state transitions of an application that you would like to develop. This doesn’t assure that the data of an application is correct, but that the data is valid and that it complies to all the constraints that you have defined. Starting from a domain model (concepts with no relationships) and a life cycle approach (views) you can easily design consistent data models and robust applications using a data-centric step-by-step approach and find re-usable patterns along the way. I’m doing this for more than 20+ years now. The danger lies in the many mappings that you have to make along the development process to come to actual applications. Each mapping has the risk that you get ‘lost in translation’ and/or lose any of the earlier defined meaning. So, it is important to minimize the number of mappings that you have to make. In the end, the data should be the application.

220 Julián Moyano Collado
221 Joe Royer
Enterprise Data Architect at Principal Financial Group

We have been hearing support for "data centric organization" for years, but the needed momentum to make that happen is absent. The key foundational needs and beliefs are stated in the manifesto; well done!

222 Richard Nagelmaeker
Solution Architect

Because I believe in self-describing data, for it allows the user to make decisions at the moment it matters.

223 Jason Snowden
Service Strategist/Sr. Software Architect of Data & Integration
224 Parsa Mirhaji
Director, Health Data Innovations at Montefiore Medical Center

Because the change, and the need for a broader perspective on design and implementation of data driven enterprises are inevitable

225 Willem van der Westhuizen
Md at Kwantu

Development of data centric solutions

226 Karl Van Overloop
BI Architect at Gate2BI
227 Mary Walters
Senior Business Data Analyst at American Cancer Society

I am excited at the freedom promised by a data centric approach and want to see a more expansive world view beyond applications.

228 Øivind Skeidsvoll Solvang
Enterprise Information Achitect at Helse Vest

There is a growing need to truly see data as a core asset in every company, but the majority of the companys are not mature enough to have this necessary focus on data in itself. There is too much leaning on vendors and their focus on applications first and data as a silo as a result.

229 Martin Spratt
Chief Data Value Officer at Clear Strategic IT Partners Pty Ltd

Bravo ! About time the data industry had an adult voice. I thought I was back in the 1980's ! The Big Data failures are testimony that the data industry is shipwrecked with this overarching idea. Looking forward to participating in this conversation, and confident these ideas will find the language, branding and the channels to go viral, and get a legitimate seat at the table with contemporary manifesto concepts like "App", "Cloud", "Mobile" and "Agile".

230 Martin Spratt
Chief Data Value Officer at Data Valuation Software

Bravo ! About time the data industry had an adult voice. I thought I was back in the 1980's ! The Big Data failures are testimony that the data industry is shipwrecked without this overarching idea. Looking forward to participating in this conversation, and confident these ideas will find the language, branding and the channels to go viral, and get a legitimate seat at the table with contemporary manifesto concepts like "App", "Cloud", "Mobile" and "Agile".

231 Tomas Jonsson
VP R&D at Genicore AB

I and my colleagues have been developing platforms and systems in line with the ideas of the data-centric manifesto for a quarter of a century. From our experience we see cost/result benefits of one to two orders of magnitude, providing that there is a reasonable data management infrastructure in place. So, the revolution on a larger scale will take place, for pure economic reasons, eventually.

232 Martin Henningsson
Business development at Genicore AB

We have the method and the tools taking care of information integration for organizations. We work with information models tools and have also a tool which read these declared information models and write, do the programming automatically. We have been working with this since +25 years here in Sweden.

233 Blair Kjenner
President at Method1 Enterprise Software

I believe in data centric revolution is necessary

234 Ruud Steltenpool

To make 'web-based' more than running in a web browser:
- No more webdrives that force to save locally (thereby killing possibility of AJAX with same credentials) please
- Use Linked Open Vocabularies to make meaning explicit from the start, and compatible where possible. This allows to query a combination of datasets (private and public mixed), instead of trying to find common fields to SQL JOIN much later in the process.
- Make sure there's a programmable equivalent for every manual user action, which is easy to find/deduce from the UI

235 Jared Barto
Business Analyst

Data should have one organization point to be utilized at its maximum capacity.

236 Javier Quintana Perez
IT Specialist at IBM GSE

It represents a new IT paradigm

237 Matt Sosa
Data Scientist at Cerner

This is the only way to propel both agile analytics and agile application development in an environment with an accelerating pace of change.

238 Pamela J. Wise-Martinez
Chief Cloud and Enterprise Data Architect at PBGC

The federal sector can do better to solve problems for citizens with better defined data. The data centric manifesto is just the beginning.

239 Marilee Doner
Sr Analyst at TD Ameritrade

I have had many hats during my career in computer technology, including DBA and Data Quality Analyst. Data is important, and it's how it's built and the controls over that data that are significant in how a company operates.

240 Mark van Berkel
President at Hunch Manifest Inc

It is time to recognize data is a first class citizen that outlives application environments and presentation layers.

241 Paul Kelly
242 Dr. Marc Danzeisen
Owner & CEO at Rayzon Technologies Ltd.
243 Scott Drummond
Director - Enterprise Information Management at CNA

Data must garner the same importance as any other corporate asset

244 L A Rose
Principal at IBM Global Business Services
245 Uroš Milošević
Semantic Technology Architect at TenForce
246 Sergey Stepanov
Owner at INDY OOO

I Sign Manifesto because i share this principles and work on make solution datacentric

247 Blasi Luca
from Italy

Paraphrasing an old touareg proverb, data are written on stone, while applications are written on sand.

248 Eugene Vorsin
Architect at Rusfinance Bank

I share this principles

249 luiz Carlos Camargo
Student at UFPR

My interest in Data-centric languages

250 Mike Bowers
Owner at Bowers Programming and Consulting

I completely agree with the manifesto!

251 Andrew Chisholm
Senior Product Manager at InfoVista

It's my experience that data delivers its value when it is liberated.

252 Chris Anderson
Sr Director at LexisNexis

I absolutely believe that data is the center of what is important and why we build systems in the first place. So it needs to be treated as a first class citizen.

253 Dave Sammon
Professor (Information Systems) at Cork University Business School

Very welcome initiative. Back to basics. Simplify to succeed.

254 Alexey SHCHEDRIN
Head of Data and Information at Aperam
255 Teodora Petkova
Content Writer at

Because I believe this is the right step to a full-blown Semantic Web and a digital realm where data interoperability will foster novel ways of communication and exchange.

256 Harri Juntunen
Partner at TwinSpark

Because it is absolutely right thing to do.

257 Bill Holada
Director of Data Management at Reyes Beverage Group
Data Architect at Self

1. Interact, share experiences and learnings with community members.

2. Collaborate on community projects/ white papers, discussions and/ or research.

259 Wi Kotula
Data Architect at AEP

In short, for the simple fact that applications come and go but data remains.

260 Philippe Godfrin
DBA at Database Administrator at Large

Back in the 80's we saw the transition from network databases to relational databases. A key concept in the Relational Model was a data centric point of view. Database design became a large part of the development life cycle.

Alas, in the years since, other priorities have obviated the value of the data and the structure and the process.

Amen and Hallelujiah we have visionaries returning to the fore and bringing this manifesto to light!

261 Vicki Blommel
Sr. Database Administrator at MacaLogic

Proper use of data requires that it's semantic meaning be known and maintained centrally. When data has value, then we can expect it to be used by multiple applications. The applications change over time.

262 John Lucas
Knowledge Engineer at Self

I have always been data centric and am just realizing that this is not the norm. I have always thought it obvious that the goal is to "enter the data once and use many times".

263 Michael Brennan
Director Analytics & Integration at Vidant Health

I have only worked in Healthcare for 10 years, during that time it has struck me how ineffeicent the use of patient data is in the process of providing healthcare. I strongly believe that decoupling the data from the EMRs would greatly reduce the cost of the EMRs, put the right people in charge of the patient data, the patients, and spur a new round of innovation that would aid in making the US the number one country for healthcare.

264 Jill Meyer
Enterprise Data Architect at Daktronics

Strongly believe that data needs to be managed as a critical corporate asset and the foundation of our decision-making.

265 Jeff Boehlert
Solutions Architect at PPD

strong support of the need and principles that the model needs to change

266 Andrea Volpini
Ceo at WordLift S.r.l.
267 Laurel Shifrin
Enterprise Architect at LexisNexis

Too often, data takes a backseat to systems. Meantime, I have worked with data that is over 100 years old, while the systems used to manage and master that data have changed multiple times within the last decade alone. Until data is treated as an asset, businesses will not be able to reap its value and arguably unknowingly increase their costs.

Information/Content Systems Consultant at Chan Consulting

I'm involved with so man projects that across enterprise and consumer facing applications. It's critical for all organizations to see that their data is theirs and not held hostage in different applications or trapped in archaic systems that are no longer supported. This is an important mindset and we need to commit to share the tools and processes experiences to make this is a reality.

269 Peter Mapleson

I understand the importance of preserving the integrity of data and believe by making it the centerpiece of systems going forward it will create a natural evolution where the micro services using the data will help validate and protect it.

270 Klaus Reichenberger
CSO at intelligent views

We see companies struggle with data they cannot access, data they cannot integrate or re-use for new purposes. We see the business side losing control over their data as soon as they hand it over to the IT and see them turning back to Excel-sheets and producing redundant data.
We feel that creating, structuring and managing data with only one application in mind is a root cause to all this and we feel that enterprise data deserve a fundamentally new approach – a data centric approach.

271 Chris Lo
CEO at Iadd Pte. Ltd.

I agree that alot of the organisational challenges at its core is poor quality data. And creating awareness for this will become more critical in the Digital Economy Age.

272 Claudia Obata
Strategy Director at Globant
Architect at
274 Oli
Learning Architect at Andela

I'm a believer that data is a key asset of any organization. I would like to explore the many ways of leveraging data to measure the impact of my initiatives at work as well as that of my organization.

275 Owajigbanam Ogbuluijah
Senior Technical Consultant at Andela

Code, itself, is Data.

276 stromi
IT Business Analyst at stromi

Set Theorie, SQL, E.F. CODD

277 Destry Sulkes, MD
Chief Data Officer at WPP Health & Wellness

Given the game-changing insights available from our exponentially expanding data, it us up to us to uncover and communicate the value in a way that cannot be ignored.

To date, there have been many generalities about the benefits of data, but precious few concrete examples to galvanize the resources which could make a major advance in our vertical.

278 Julien

Because of having suffered from too many apps shut downs which leave either unusable data, or no data remaining at all!

279 Mario Renau Arce
Senior Big Data Architect at StratioBD

I am saying the same since a while...

281 nicolas chevalier

I am advising and daily supporting data centric approach

282 Alfonso Fernández Revenga
Product Owner at Stratio

I've been working for different IT consulting companies, delivering services for big enterprises (private and public). Some of the projects were a success but many other failed or never came into production. Why? Alway thinking on application centricity force us to reinvent, build walls around data, and focus on new components instead of new benefits for our customers. The last 3 years, focused on data-driven transformation, we delivered all projects to success. Imagine what could be done with data-centricity.

283 Kaya Kupferschmidt
Founder at dimajix
284 Anthony Roach
Product Manager at Database

Aligns with what I have seen in the space and the solutions most logical.

285 Aravindan Manivasagan
Senior Manager - Delivery at Cognizant technology solutions us corp.

I am seeing enterprises struggles in Data Integration and governance. I want to support this movement to change the industries focus from Application centric to Data Centric.

286 Jose Carranza
Head of Digital Transformation Architecture at SAP America

Data passionate

287 Bernd Noll
Data and transformation architect at SAP America

It's about time to move from app centricity to data centricity.
Watch SAP's announcements in fall 2017!

Senior Consultant at Management Solutions

I work supporting the Chief Data Officer department of a big company and thoroughly agree with this Manifiesto.
I simply believe Data is knowledge and knowledge is power. Data Quality is the ground material for your success and a proper Data Management the way to attain it.

289 Gaurav Pandey
Consultant at Nomura

To be informed about the discussions regarding the steps that can be taken for the paradigm shift.

Analyst at BBVA
292 Nalla Perumal
Team Lead at PROS Inc.
293 Yoon Auh
CEO & Founder at NUTS Technologies, Inc.

Instead of wishing for Data Centric Design, I'm creating it. Help me bring it to the world.
eNcrypted Userdata Transit & Storage (NUTS) was designed from the ground up to embody my vision of Data Centric Design. I've begun explaining it in my blog

NUTS: Data Grows Up

294 Sotir Triantafillou
VP at NUTS Technologies
295 Vinod Lakshmanan
Data Architect at Principal Global Services

To give data the respect it deserves

296 Barbara Carroll Raines
Consultant at Independent Consultant

Because I perform data management and application development work and I support and embrace the concepts as expressed in this manifesto.

297 Balaji Prasad
CTO at Eminnode LLC

It has been obvious to me for many years that applications are things that have emerged to bridge human beings and information. The bridge has become an enduring construct that may perhaps be re-positioned as what it is: an interim step in the architecture of human-information interaction.

298 Ron Klein
Global Data Governance Leader at Klein Admonition

Data is the most important commodity and needs our full attention and fair and ethical treatment.

299 Andrea Engelstad
Taxonomist at Pearson

Down with legacy systems and vendor lock-in

300 Yanming Feng
Professor at Queensland University of Technology

I like to develop a data-centric framework for Location data.

301 Ruud Verdaasdonk

It is a challenge but a must

302 Alexey Litvinov
Technical Lead at

I came to the same opinion as a result of my own experience

303 Alicja Dys
Data Architect

Applications come and go, the data stays. Let's pay the attention to its meaning.

304 Stromi
305 Kevin Lynch
Fellow at Raytheon
306 Stefan Whitmarsh

Because it aligns with my own observations and conclusions drawn over the last 15 years

307 Dave McComb Test
President at Semantic Arts
308 Rajive Joshi
Principal Solution Architect at Real-Time Innovations Inc. (RTI)

Kudos! I have been teaching and practicing data-centric architecture for over a decade now, and just came across this site. My focus has been on distributed real-time systems, specifically on robotics and autonomy, including autonomous driving and unmanned vehicles.

I am also the lead author of the Industrial Internet Connectivity Framework [IICF]( which defines a connectivity stack for Industrial Internet of Things (IoT). The stack includes a framework layer for structured data exchange to provide syntactic data interoperability and a data layer that can exist independently of the applications.

I have also architected and implemented key aspects of Connext DDS, the leading implementation of the data distribution service [DDS]( open-standard. DDS naturally promotes a data-centric style of architecture for Industrial IoT.

309 Mark Avallone
Head of Architecture at S&P Global Market Intelligence

We have been living the dream described in this here manifesto. I am a believer.

310 Gerrit Ouderkerken
Senior Account Executive at NetApp

Let's change the world with data!

311 Ed Prins
Sales at NetApp

Data has become critical to all aspects of human life over the course of the past 30 years; it's changed how we're educated and entertained, and it informs the way we experience people, business, and the wider world around us. Powered by this wealth of data and the insight it provides, enterprises around the globe will be embracing new and unique business opportunities.Let's change the world with data!

312 adriaan bouman
sales at netapp

i work for the company that makes data centric and i think data is the root couse of every big company these days.

313 Laurie Reynolds
Managing Director at AquamatiX Ltd.

Because i want to simplify and automate the data-integration process.

314 Javier Valero

After years integrating data in organizations is the moment to move to Data-Centric architectures that allows the new digital channels to serve one vision of the data.

315 Casey Conroy
Communications Manager at NetApp

Because data is growth will soon exceed our ability to transport it.

316 Kenneth Chan
317 Edwin Meeuwis
Sales at NetApp
318 Renier Perez
Líder Orion Labs at Soluciones Orión
319 Johan Wirén
Customer Solution Architect at Telia Company

Information is the key. Cooperation is the lock thats fits or who will find the look.

We need to change. Belive in the power of information and the need of change.

320 Michael uschold
321 Robin Gofur
CEO at Datacrats Sdn Bhd

I believe Data Centricity is a social and business culture that must be enabled with Data Intelligence i.e. data intelligent people, processes and tools.

Engineer at ADS

To be informed on technical subjects

323 Marius
Manager Business Processes at City Of Cape Town

I am responsible for data too, important to learn more and be up to date with latest methodology and best practices.

324 Dean Melo
Data Steward

I work in Data Management Department in a huge Oil and Gas company. I'm sure that it is really vital to survive in a high regulated sector.

325 hideki matsuoka
Director at Oracle Corporation Japan

I think it good and enough.

326 Rajeev Karn
Domain Architect at Ericsson
327 Amrut
Director - Architecture Delivery at American Express

I have seen lot of organizations focusing on simplified Information architecture. However most of the organizations are putting technology/ tool ahead of data strategy. In my mind, data has be first then tool/ technology. I heard about this manifesto which is helping people understand importance of data, so want to contribute my few cents.

328 Jaye Doepke
Software Developer at Mintel
329 Alan Vonlanthen
Digital Transformation Practice Lead at Antaes Consulting SA
330 Balaji Srinivasan
Senior Data Architect at IQVIA

Need to understand more

331 Riza Dindir
Sr. Computer software engineer at N/A

Because i think that data rules our decisions, and that data is more stable than process.

332 Laurie Nasta

Because I believe in the cause

333 Paul Hermans
lead at ProXML
334 Benjamin Miller
Business Data Lead for the Supply Chain at The Boeing Company

Because it is the only way out of the quagmire that has become the norm today where few large-scale IT projects ever deliver the intended value. Because "data" has value outside of the authoring application and the more we recognize the need for an enterprise ontology is the data we stop building so many monolithic systems and instead use Agile methods to deploy value on a continuous basis.

335 Ken Gochenour
Program Technical Lead at Jeppesen

After dealing with the data side of most applications for 37 years, I'm convinced the one common theme between them all is, DATA. Too often, applications are used to solve the symptoms of what is truly just a data problem. Solve the data problem and all applications benefit which isn't the case vice versa.

336 Oliver Baier

It‘s time we do better

337 Will LaForest
Government Advisor on Streaming Data at Confluent

Having worked for database companies for a long time I spent my time focused why database was better than other ones. When I started working with Kafka I realized the notion of the uber database should be dead. Make data the king and use the right tool for the right problem. I'm passionate about making our government better and more efficient and being data centric is a huge way to achieve that.

338 Bill Bosler
SME O&G at

I've long been a believer of the principles.

339 Tracco
Head of Marketing at Zeenea

Agree with this vision

340 vignesh rajaram
technology architect at metlife
341 Melanie Vierno
Skirt In The Dirt at Researcher
342 Brian Schulte
Information Systems Senior Manager - Geller Advisors at Geller & Company at Geller & Company

I'm on board

343 Prem Trojan
Ceo at Villacampi

I subscribe 100% to the philosophy

344 Anh Tu
Enterprise Architecture manager at Sopra Steria Consulting

Because I want to live to see the DLO - Data Liberation Organization! Set the data free.

345 David Zatz
Supply Chain Expert at in transition

After implementing many systems and business transformations in my career, the availability of, and access to data has always been the key to the success of these advancements.

346 Claudio Arriagada jara
Development Manager at ALTEC SE

This is a good thing to do. Application Architecture needs a change. It's time to give the data the importance it has.
Database development is crucial to achieve good results in this field of computer science.

347 Ben Gardner
Chief Scientific Officer at

Completely agree with this manifesto. Have seen the fragmentation of information architecture cause by an application centric world view.

348 Mohd Nizam Mohd Nasir
Enterprise Data & Analytics Lead at Sigma Info Analytics Sdn Bhd
349 Brian Crink
350 Erik van der Voorden
Enterprise Architect at Sanquin

I strongly subscribe to the idea that IT organizations should shift from application centric to more data/information centric. Most information we use lasts far longer than the systems to collect and use it.

351 Christian
Enterprise Architect
352 Mani Keeran
353 Ronald G. Ross
Principal & Co-Founder at Business Rule Solutions, LLC

As editor of the Data Base Newsletter from 1977 to 1998, data centricity was always our core belief. Nothing has changed. In the early days, it was challenged by structured analysis. Over the years it has been challenged by one process-centric methodology after another. But they always just dig the hole deeper for enterprises.

Our industry isn’t much interested in history, but here are some noteworthy facts. The idea of data centricity (then called data independence) goes back to the 1960s and probably the first true database management system (DBMS) called Integrated Data Store (IDS). IDS was designed by Charles Bachman, who received the Turing Award from the ACM in 1973. (He was a fine gentleman to boot.) Yes, network (CODASYL) databases were supplanted by relational in starting in the later 1980s (as machines became more powerful), but the idea of independent, shared (“integrated”) data stores as fundamental architecture had been proven in practice.

I have always held steadfast in this belief and will continue to do so. Today I believe “integrated” stores should apply not just to data, but to business rules and knowledge (semantics) as well. I applaud this Manifesto’s call to return to basics!

354 Roopa Foulger
VP Data Delivery at Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center

I believe in it.

355 Barry J Doyle
356 Manish Sharma
Investor and Advisor at Contactous -

I believe in this manifesto from my heart and have invested my own money in a startup which is aligned to this philosophy that data is the oxygen to an application.

I have always been intrigued by organization's fascination for applications. Millions of dollars and inordinate energy is spent in selection and implementation of applications. But stats clearly show that majority of them are not successful and absence of meaningful data is cited as the main reason. What confounds me the most is that the same organizations repeat the cycle by going after a new application!

Recently I came across a CRM implementation which cost $4M to implement and it barely had 200 contact records after two years! Why the system is not used is still a mystery to the management!! These cases are rampant and it is a madness there which needs to be addressed.

I love the thinking of this manifesto and fully support it.

357 Thomas Frisendal
Data Architect at TF Informatik

Data as an asset has always been very important for me. Quality and management are essential.

358 Dan Brint
Enterprise (IT) Architect at State University of New York (ITEC)

Finally, a manifesto I can get behind !

359 Howard Bartlett
Principal Engineer, Senior Data Analyst at Several

Proposed same perspective 1999. Several corporations, emphasis upon product deliverable DATE, have forgone time to address intangible value of said entity to compete through and beyond the 21st century.

360 Matteo
Student at No Company or Organization

Because I agree with you about the Revolution which data management will carry on sooner or later. The way and bias through which firms and communities manage their resources are primitive. I also believe that the money as we know it will be suppressed by the relevance of data in problem resolving.

361 Marcello Dias
Manager at NM10

Because DDD sucks.

362 Melissa Simmons
SW Engineer
363 David Popejoy
Consultant at Popejoy Consulting

Describes the issues I've encountered repeatedly over my career.

364 Deepak Bhaskar
Founder at Leonis Consulting

I'm an ardent believer that data's value is only realized when Business leaders embrace and leverage it for Competitive Advantage (and not through the responsibility to IT and rely on them for it).

365 Marcello Dias
Owner at NM10

I think all the arguments against data centric,and in favor of domain centric are a little bit confuse and tendencious.
1-Costumers wants faster and cheaper systems,most of the time they don care about what Database are you going to use.And specialization is what takes to fast systems,not that is meant to run in several databases will be as fast and light as something specialzied,who earns money with the actual status quo?Microsoft,Amazon and everyione that sells bandwith,memory ,and cpu consuptiom.
2-Domain centric applicattions are easier to mantain,who said? Everytiem I see that I think people are using wordstar 1,I never ahs problems understanding somebodies elses code,specially those that use databases resources(stored procedures ans triggers heavilly).
3-(The most stupid one) A programmer hour costs more than a machine hour,if youŕe developing an applciation for internal use maybe,if you think that your applciattion is going to be uses by thousands of companies don.
4-You can unit test your business rules.In fact people today are not testing the applciattion as a whole,taking user interaction,and persistance,if youŕe not tunning automatized tools youŕe not testing your applicattion seriously.

366 Bruce Goldfeder
Principal Data Scientist at WWT

I fully believe in the tenets.

367 Larry Longtin
Engineer at Armatus Solutions

I like turtles.

368 Massimiliano Pirani
Researcher at Università Politecnica delle Marche

The data-centric approach is the more natural way around for programming and intelligence. Being this so natural it will happen soon. I have been using it nearly since 14 years in my professional software design. I am still pushing.

369 Stefan Telhammar
Manager at Scania

Manager for integration

370 Andrej Zwierzak
asd at asd
371 Fredrik Rosenkvist
Senior Manager Connectivity Services at Scania
372 Larry Xu
373 Joe Davis
Senior Architect at The Home Depot

Data-centric principles are at the core of my views on adaptive domain engineering.

374 Ryan Wiebe
Analyst at Boeing
375 Lars George

I have 20+ years in IT and 10+ years using Hadoop, working as a consultant in the space, book author, trainer, and mentor. I have seen this "mess" first hand, and all companies I worked with, large or small, knows it too (though may be reluctant to change). Without a modern Information Architecture that includes governance, it is impossible to tame the "polyglot persistency" monster we all created.

376 Eddy Nassif
Everett Site Support Finance Intern at Boeing

I believe this manifesto outlines the mindset shift that Boeing needs to make to remain competitive.

377 Charles DeRosa
Project Manager at Attain, LLC

What you call data, I call content. It's what's inside the box, but not the box itself. I'm a big believer in single-source publishing and content management.

378 Andrew Chisholm
Director at Information Gain

I wholeheartedly agree

379 Svein Oliver Vedaa
MD at Information Resource Management

We fully share your ideas and principles. We have practiced these methods for long. I admire your ability to express your view to the point and crystal clear.

380 Christian Kaul
Senior Data Warehouse Developer at Metafinanz

Because it’s the right thing to do.

381 Christiana Boehmer
Sr. Director, Data and Analytics at Decision Resources Group

I am passionate about the focus on data above all. Just as the application-centric world has benefitted from naming the problem of 'technical debt', we need to name the problem of 'data debt', which has much wider and longer-lasting impact. Then we need to start paying down our data debt and making architectural decisions that let us avoid incurring further debt.

382 Sam Rogers
President at Snap Synapse LLC

Inspired by "Software Wasteland"

383 Mark
Co-founder at BeWEarthy

I believe in its tenets and wish to help with advancing them

384 André Ribeiro
Associate Partnet at IBM
385 Neil Hepburn
Advisor at Hepburn Data Systems

I am working on a similar initiative I am referring to as a Modular Data System. MDS is a data centric approach that aligns to the Data-Centric Manifesto.

386 Paul Ebrahim
Co-Ceo at BeWEarthy Inc.

To contribute to this movement.

387 Piro Dhimitri
Strategic Analytics Lead at Newcomp Analytics

Because I believe it to be true.

388 Gerry Lee
Principal at PWR InXight
389 Damien Keogh
IT Consultant at Irish Life Financial Services

Have wide experience of both application development and data management and completely agree that application-centric development (typically) is starting from the wrong place. Especially in a poorly executed agile development world it creates a growing data mess.

390 Valentina Roca
391 Lisa Brown
Senior Product Manager at Thomson Reuters

We have built a data-centric solution for our clients that bring data together and uses tabular models and Power BI. This is what I promote to our clients every day

392 Jerri
President at 2Collaborate Consulting & Action Insights

The evolution of "data" and "data systems" is tied to the history of ideas and linked to reductionist models of science and knowing. What is emerging now is the understanding of the primacy of "linkages" and that all data is linked.....we need a framework for data analytics that places the data are the core----not the software. A data-centric revolution is the key to understanding our contemporary world.....

393 Walter Stark
Principal at Reassign Group

Time to drain the App Swamp that is drowning business and let IT dollars deliver real ROI...

394 Kim L Hoover
Director Business Development at OpenFinance

The principles of a data-centric approach would seem obvious, but the proliferation of application-centric implementations continues. Recognizing the difference is critical to positive change, and the benefits organizations want and need.

395 Abida
396 Zaw Myint Tun
CTO at Information Matrix

Data (Structured, Semi-structured, Unstructured data) are lifeline and backbone of any organization. Data should be independent from applications. Application dependent silo data will cause unnecessary redundancy and eventually it become inconsistency. Although we use quality proven applications and software, processing poor quality of data likes garbage-in will cause garbage-out.

397 Dama Reffett
Sr. Software Engineer at IBM

because the struggle is real! I'm fighting the fight in my workplace, trying to convince others this is the right approach. Hopefully I find others to get ideas from and bounce ideas off of.

398 Abraham Svoboda
IT Architect at IBM
399 michael hsieh
Instructor at UC Berkeley Extension

interested in data

400 Pramod VR
Consultant at SelfEmployedFreelancer

To learn more

401 Øivind Solvang
Information Architect at Helse Vest IKT

We have to make the shift from Application-Centricity to Data-Centricity to ensure long term value and knowledge. At the same time we must free us from the short-term focus and grip the Application vendors have on us all.

402 Pascal Desmarets
Founder & CEO at Hackolade

Let's unleash the power of data!

403 Vercaigne Maikel
Business Analyst at TVH

Because as a data & business/functional analyst for master data & other, I see to much issues popping up with getting data, using it & understanding it.

404 Marina Severinovskaya
Head of Metadata Management at Data Architecture and Standards at Citi CDO

I completely agree with the approach and Data -Centric is a way to go

405 Marinus van Sandwyk
CEO at TEMBO Technology Lab (Pty) Ltd

Data centricity is FUNDAMENTAL and KEY to high volume commercial OLTP applications. Without it, software development will grind to a standstill and technical debt in code centric approaches will eat us alive.

406 Heiner Oberkampf
407 Ray
Developer at YRCW

It’s an asset separate from applications.

408 Christian Senger
409 Andrew Karcher
Senior Data Architect
410 Jason Man
Data Engineering at CLSA
411 Einar Clementz
Enterprise Information Architect at DNB
412 Harihur Dsilva
Architect at Progressive Insurance
Data Scientist at Deskfy

I've been in a project for two weeks in which kind of came up with many of the findings here. Seeing that this architecture is documented and well supported makes me very exited to a future with better software applications.

414 Hany
Operation Manager at The Archer Institute
415 Angie Bashore
416 Dzmitry Hryb
Senior software developer at Flexposure BV

95% of the projects I see have huge data structuring problems where no priority is given to fix or even to care about clean structure. I'm not a prophet. I am clean data structure adept.

417 Richard Illas
IT Architect

This is the future of IT. This is the way to save the costs.

418 Partha
Senior Solution Engineer at Cambridge Semantics

To help enterprises become data-driven

419 Stefan Preston
CEO at Meaningful Technology

As a long-time CEO leading companies through innovation my major source of frustration has been the expense and inflexibility of traditional process-centric enterprise architectures.
We are now building out our LimberGraph platform to enable companies to lower their marginal costs by using a single semantic knowledge store. Knowledge is the only truly persistent asset - applications are increasingly interchangeable commodities.

420 Ravi Lalitkumar Hindocha
Independent Entrepreneur at 1985


421 Kurt Dauth
Information Architect at Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH
422 Bruno Gruber
Information Architect at Boehringer-Ingelheim GmbH
423 Mathias Picker
Managing Director at virtual earth Gesellschaft für Wissens re/pä sentation mbH

It sort of is in my business' name ;)

424 Wendy Kruger
Taxonomy Consultant/Owner at Persica Semantics

The inertia is nearly impossible to overcome, so I am interested in other’s thoughts about it. Mostly, it gets frustrating when a client asks for an evaluation of their unstructured data; yet, remains closed to any sort of resolution to the lack of structure.

425 Dwight Fisher
Enterprise Data Architect at IGT

After being formally introduced to ontologies to manage data (through a week of classes with Dave and Semantic Arts) over 10 years ago, I've watched the same cycle of churn in software development happen dozens of different ways and could always see a way that true data-centricity could have fixed (or entirely avoided) the problems. It's far past time for a change in the "traditional" technology mindset.

426 Jesse Spencer
Marketing at BIS

It fits with what I'm seeing and with where a software we've developed is working wonders!

427 Colin Wood
Head of Information Architecture at AstraZeneca

Years of experience in the industry and a recognition that the apparent high cost of master data, data warehouses, data quality is really just a symptom of the problems caused by an Application centric view.

428 Raghu Arrola
Information Architect at astrazeneca
429 Kerstin
Information Architect at AstraZeneca

Caring about (clinical trial) data and metadata

430 Daniel Goude
Data Scientist at AstraZeneca
431 Jean-Christophe BRUN
Data IT Director at Carrefour

Data must be managed as an asset.

432 Julien Oet
Sales Development Director at Carrefour Chine
433 Julien Oet
Sales Development Director at Carrefour Chine

I support this approach fully

434 Bonnet
Head Data & Analytic architecture France at Teradata
435 Bonnet
Head Data & Analytic architecture France at Teradata