1719 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
436 Gareth Henry
Information Architect at AstraZeneca

Every process in organisations store or create data, yet so much time is wasted on trying to understand data. Having a data-centred approach in solution architecture is way overdue and would massively benefit mankind.

437 Femi Akintobi
Data Quality Manager at GSK

I believe very strongly in the data-centric revolution and will be looking to champion this in my workplace. I'd be keen to leverage any materials and information that this movement may create/publish as well.

438 Sam Panini
Head of Data Governance
439 Andrea Zachary
Ontologist at Semantic Arts

I am proud to be a part of the data-centric revolution.

440 Rui Wang
Data & Analytics Early Science Engineering Lead at AstraZeneca
441 Manav
Data architect at Az
442 Glenn Briskin
Owner at Briskin Consulting

I’ve believed that this is true for over 30 years.

443 Glenn Briskin
Owner at Briskin Consulting

It’s true.

444 Jason Zhang
Partner at Capital Crux

Willing to explore more options for software architecture

445 Davud Mohammadpur
Assistant professor at University of Zanjan
446 Husseini

I totally support this approach. Data centric architecture is the only one allowing the entreprises - and more precisely the most complex ones - to be business agile, to preserve its IT assets, to reduce IT development and maintenance costs and to respect deadlines. In our present complex business and human environment and with new technical capabilities allowing the management of quasi infinite amounts of data / information an application based architecture is a total aberration.

447 Sigurdur Jonsson
Enterprise Data Architect at Arion Bank

Applications have their lifetime, data is forever!

448 James Korotney
Enterprise Architect

Become a stronger part of a community that aligns to evolving and evident technical and political career challenges around data strategy, management and architecture.

449 Cameron Wolff
450 Clark Richey
Chief Technology Officer at FactGem
451 Bob Bujnowicz
Director at Owfg

Support data being a critical asset requiring proper management

452 Peter Campbell
Consultant / Director at III sprl, DAMA BeLux

I read all 14 of the posts on TDAN, and agree with just
about all the points, which are "spot on". I have seen
the deterioration of large application portfolios, in
many large organisations over many years, and believe
the the Data-Centric approach is the way to get out of
this "application specific" tangle of Legacy apps.
I had the privilege of working for Charlie Bachman at
Bachman Information Systems, 1988 to 1992; Charlie
was a visionary but very pragmatic and he would
certainly have agreed with this approach. Thank
you very much, Peter Campbell (originally from Boston,
but since 1991 in Belgium).

453 Thong Chhea
454 Eric Hills
CEO at WrangleWorks

I believe!

455 Steef Schouten
Director Performance Improvement Europe at Jacobs
456 Jean Burnay
Enterprise Information & Data Architect at J. Burnay consulting

For years I am struggling inside companies to convey the data centricity benefits. I must admit the outcomes are far from my expectations. Stakeholders understand processes, activities, functions, projects & programs, governance, applications, ... But they pay very few attention to information and data.

457 Sergio Duran Vegas
Senior Presales Consultant at Informatica

I fully agree on what's stated in the manifesto and as part of the "Data Ecosystem" I believe that there is room for improvement, and it must be driven by the ppl and not by the tech.

458 Kaaoiass boubkeur
Data & Information Enterprise Architect at BNP

Because i strongly beleive in data. It's THE key asset of the modern realm; Enterprises must master it from its borning to its death;

459 Rana Kundu
Practice Manager, Big Data at Yash Technologies, Inc.

I strongly believe that the time has come to recognize data as the basis of reality - especially so in our digital world. Everything else is opportunistic use of this pervasive medium, taking from and contributing back to it. I am delighted to come across this datacentric manifesto, and look forward to the journey with like-minded individuals

460 Bill Dusch
Data Scientist at IBM

This is where we need to move as an organization.

461 Dee Goldschmidt
Executive Director at Kaiser-Permanente

Yes! Yes! Yes!

462 Joe Devon
CoFounder at Diamond

Love the concept!

463 Susan Thompson
Agile Analysis Consultant and Coach at S Thompson, CBAP

Have always had a data-centric view

464 Casey Frith-Smith
465 Bao
Web developer at LA Tourism
466 Ganesh Venkatasubramany V Iyer
CTO at Saturam

Bcoz I firmly believe that data lives and needs to live outside applications, usecases and databases

467 Ivo Velitchkov
468 Petr
Enterprise Architect at Leroy Merlin

I have to admit that usually we underestimate an importance of conceptual view on the enterprise data, which brings common terminology for communications and insights delivery.

469 Matthew Cozzi
VP-Data Design & Lifecycle Mgmt at BB&T Corporation

To drive a re-think of data from a reactive to proactive design approach that is agnostic and independent of technology.

470 Matthew Cozzi
VP-Data Design & Lifecycle Mgmt at BB&T Corporation

To help drive a re-think of data design constructs from a reactive and historical evaluation approach to a proactive simulation model based approach that leverages system thinking and complexity theory.

471 Wenk Rea
Head of information management
472 Samir
Chief Data Officer at ING

I fully support this manifeste as CDO and agree with the statement that data is at the core of many digital organizations.

473 Marcio Alexandre
PhD student at UFPE

"decades of inertia"... yes! we must do something.

474 Richard Dijkstra
Data architect at Sligro Food Group

Because data is the DNA of an organisation that ket it evolve.

475 Patrik Lager
476 Ron
Director of Data Governance at Prolifics

I have been consulting on data governance for years and have seen first-hand the issues caused by organizations not understanding that their data should be leveraged as the center of the universe not the applicaitons.

477 Jimmy Schwarzkopf
Ceo at Stki
478 Jimmy Schwarzkopf
Ceo at STKI
479 Sandra Pereira
BI Specialist at Seguradora Líder DPVAT
480 Sandra Pereira
BI Specialist at Seguradora Líder DPVAT

Because I totally agree with it

481 Ebba
Spokesperson at African Union Commission

Because data, while not an end in itself, is an important beginning to better understand what we know by using social math and analysis to bring back the power of évidence to drive décision making.

482 Aschwin Wesselius
Tech Lead
483 Stephane Panosky
484 Hingrat
Head of IT Architecture at MGEN
485 Laurent Humbert
Solutions Business Director at REFINITIV

I agree with this manifesto

486 Cristina Vaccarini
Information Architect at Altroconsumo Edizioni srl

Because I believe dare are key asset of my organization

487 Jaclyn Schultz
488 Leonardo Romanato
Solution Advisor & Program Manager at ICONSULTING

Data is changing and it will change our future, but to do it we need to access it and use it. A data centric approach instead of an application centric one should change our mindset on Information Architecture but can also enable a new approach in organizations moving from isolated kingdoms managing applications to collaboration and shared responsabilities to manage our data treasure.

489 Alessandro Lollo
Data Manager at Cuebiq
490 Marco Vignoli
Team Leader at ICONSULTING
491 Angelo Tornese
Manager at IConsulting SpA
492 Ahed
CTO at Linked Data Innovations

With over 30 years of designing and implementing ERP, Financial and other Client/Server systems, plus being involved with several large consulting organisations, I have come to realise that the application driven environment is out of control and extremely expensive to maintain. The data-centric approach using a simple schema and established common semantic standards for data is truly revolutionary. I am pleased to part of a group that is leading this revolution, and would happy to assist in any way possible.

493 JUN GU
IT Architect at Huawei

With the latest application trends (Microservices, Serverless), systems and data will be more and more fragmented.

494 Gauri Kapur
VP at National Cinemedia

I believe in the data-centric manifesto a 100% and stand behind it everyday. In my role , I am trying to do my best to get the Leadership into this mindset.

495 Reezwan Charania
Data Governanace Manager at HSBC

I believe in the importance of managing data effectively to manage and grow a business but also to ensure we provide customers with better products and services whilst ensuring we use their data ethically.

496 Valeria

I truly believe in the power and increasing relevance of data.. or increasing knowledge by humanity of the impact of data in our lives. So I am convinced that it is time to put data at the center of our activities.

497 Dr.jimmy Schwarzkopf
research fellow at stki
498 Brian Crink
Software Engineer

The industry must adopt a data-centric standard in the right for users to own their data; the only sustainable approach to avoid data siloization, fragmentation, redundancy, and monopolistic practices.

Users should have full ability to transfer their entire music collection to any music streaming service.

499 Madani Basha
Data Architect at Freelance

I believe in the manifesto. I have done so for decades.

500 Malcolm Ho
Data & Solution Architect at HSBC

I believe in the problem and have ambition to correct it in my organization.

501 Sathis Chandran
Data Manager at HSBC
502 Marc De Mol
Product Owner at Euroclear

I subscribe to the statement that Data should be the constant as well as the driver of the contemporary organisation for it to be cost efficient and future proof!

503 Margaret Warren
Owner at Metadata Authoring Systems, LLC/ImageSnippets

I believe we need to make a shift to data-centric philosophies.

504 Thomas Flaherty
Chief Architect at Axiom Architectures

Sharing data is important

505 Ayana Richards
VP, Data Governance at HSBC Bank USA

For years I have known that it was data (water) and not the pipes (technology) that enables data that is star of the show. Having factual, accurate, complete, timely and supported data has always been my mantra since in diapers (ok so may that's a slight exaggeration). I am passionate about Data, I just get it, maybe not always all the new fancy jargon….but when the bells and whistles are stripped away…caring for data is just fundamentally basic…like caring for a child. It is not education that makes someone a better parent but rather the love for one’s child. I just simply love working with data and data about data in any shape form or fashion.

506 John Steinbeck
Systems Integration Developer at Mckesson

Data Vault 2.0 is an EDW solution that is totally in line with this... uses HUBS, LINKS and SATELLITES the links give us unlimited relationships to ontology of the business and business process through the use of Semantics!! From multiple systems!

507 Richard Banks
Managing Director at RMBanks & Co. Ltd.

data valorisation should be the enterprise transformation catalysis.

509 Martynas Jusevicius
CTO at AtomGraph

A paradigm shift is imminent. The future of software is generic and model-driven. RDF Knowledge Graph and semantic technologies are the key enablers.

510 Emeka Okoye
Founder and Semantic Web Architect at Cymantiks Limited

I am a believer of this manifesto

511 Francis Opoku
Software Developer

I believe that many applications where build around data but not with the right mindset.

512 Brian Keltch
Deputy CIO at University of Arkansas Little Rock

Yes, I like this approach, but how to make it happen?

513 Manan Rawal
Head of US Model Risk Management at HSBC

Data is core to any value generated from analytics / models / insights to support strategic business objectives

514 Daniel Brueckner
Sr. Enterprise Architect at Roche Diagnostics

The manifesto provides vision, guidance, and hope, to established enterprises who simply have not figured out how to get out of current habits, nor how to better make use of the data they have.
For all those with a true desire and willingness to step beyond the comfort zone, this manifesto is worth every support it can get.

515 Vilius Zabulionis
Enterprise Architect at Roche Diagnostics

Data is the lifeblood of an enterprise

516 Nicholas White
Enterprise Architect at Roche Diagnostics
517 Hallam Carter
Data Architect at CRA

To support the manifesto. Data is at the core of all things.

518 Ronald Scherpenisse
CEO at Influsense BV
519 R S Scherpenisse
CEO at Influsense BV
520 Anderson Paulucci
CTO at Semantix

As CTO and founder of a startup of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, we understand that the natural advancement of the digital age has provoked the need for data-centric solutions would be like thinking of oil business chain, without the oil there would not be several businesses in the world, we understand this movement and create a solution called OpenGalaxy with this vision.

521 Fernando Ike
CEO at Maburix Labs

Data driven is becoming a based for other disciplines like Development, IT Operation Security, etc. keep aligned to Business.

If you don't use data to have better decisions in any level of company, you won't keep relevant to your customers.

522 Amit Weitzner
Founder at WP Semantix

Systems change over time, but the data remains the same.
Organizations are drowning in information, but for them survive it, they'll have to follow a data-centric approach.

523 Renato Campos
It Project Manager at My
524 Todd Harbout
CEO at Core4ce, LLC
525 Kwangchul Shin
Principal Business Analyst at Coupang
526 Andrew Sheedy
Engineering Systems at Worley
527 Darrin Charlesworth
Project Manager at HSBC
528 Philippe DE GUILLEBON
PMO Lead - Entreprise Plateform at Carrefour
529 Joice Ferreira Rodrigues Souza
analyst at Otus7

Because data is fundamental to the business and should be treated with respect.

Coordinator at Grupo Boticario
531 Antonio Miguel Bonacin
Architect at Tenbu
532 Erico Aleixo
Manager IT at A10

To understand and implement a right and productive environment in companies data driven

533 Nadine
Data Goverance and architect at Consultant

Data makes IT and business easier and more effective and companies need to learn what it truly means to be data-driven.

534 Luciano Kassen
Co-founder / Director at inQuesti

Because I agree

535 Mark van der Veen MMIT
Owner at Comprehension

It's the core component/resource to do and create what we need in this digital age for facilitating communication and transcations

We do however keep thinking in fysical products to digital people; as where making fysical products will alway's exist and it's logistics can and will be facilitated through data.

Looking from the data perspective will also redetermine the digital I of our fysical SELF and that needs a paradigm shift!

536 Judah Teunissen
Data manager at Webhelp Nederland

Because I think we need to be ready for the future and if we want to adjust to changing environments we need to put data in the center of our organisations. We need applications to adjust to the wishes of the dataowner instead of us adjusting to the wishes of the application providers.

537 Judah Teunissen
Data manager at Webhelp Nederland

Because I think we need to be ready for the future and if we want to adjust to changing environments we need to put data in the center of our organisations. We need applications to adjust to the wishes of the dataowner instead of us adjusting to the wishes of the application providers.

538 Steven Van den Berghe
Guild Lead Data Governance at Business & Decision
539 Marcos Mota
CTO at Tree Inova

Today, companies produce a gigantic mass of data, but having the information and not knowing how to use it does not help at all.That is my purpose, to help turn information into knowledge.

540 Alain Jolicoeur
Data Management at Public Services and Procurement Canada

I have worked in Information Management and Information Technology for nearly 30 years. I wish we adopted the data-centric approach from the start.

541 Taylor Pechacek
Principal product manager at Atlassian

I believe that information technology as a whole is becoming more mature, complex, and varied in its substance and use as economies shift towards a more knowledge, or information, based economy. This will place technology, and information, at the center of a lot of economic activity.

On top of this, I believe that machine learning and artificial intelligence have the implicit assumption, and frankly require, that data is stored in a way that is useful and meaningful. This is almost never the case.

Given these things, it is important to place data near the center of discussion so that we can focus on how to leverage the data we have, refining that into useful knowledge, and then solving real-world problems for people using this knowledge through products & services.

In short, I am a fan and it sounds reasonable to me.

Innovation Director at Synchro

I totally agree with manifesto's principals.

543 George McGeachie
Owner at Metadata Matters

I've worked in data and metadata management for over 30 years, and there is less awareness of the importance of getting the data right today than there was 30 years ago.

544 Florian Harder
Data Architect at TUI Group
545 Phil Bailey
Bi Architect at Together Money

To bring some sense to the way applications are developed.

546 Marcel Hopman
Data Whisperer at Blind Spots

Data needs a strong Union to fight for her rights

547 Danny Greefhorst
Director at ArchiXL

Data and information are central to organizations, but somehow people do not think like this.

548 Chris
Data Architect

This has been my mantra for at least the last ten years!

549 Magnus Wernersson
Analyst at IntelliSign AB
550 Webysther
Data Scientist at Kovi
551 J. van den Berg
Documentalist at Nederlands Openluchtmuseum

I strongly believe data is and should be the source, the 'go-to'. Applications and programs are merely here to help not to rule!

552 Derek Coursen
Independent Consultant at DEREK COURSEN CONSULTING LLC
553 Michael Sullivan
Principal Cloud Solutions Architect at Oracle
554 Kim R

I'd like to learn more and participate in the conversation.

555 Juan Yebenes
Data Governance Consultant at Yebeness BI&A

We are working to provide a data governance framework adapted to Third Generation Platforms, as we consider data is a strategic asset and must be governed. As Third Platforms are data-centric, the data-centric model is one of the foundation of our research.

556 Peter Winstanley
Director at Semantechs Consulting Ltd

Throughout different generations of application and of business type the information used should be able to transform effortlessly between them. By focusing on the information elements through a data-centric approach we can ensure that they can be self-describing and able to be re-purposed with ease.

557 Steve Cammish
VP software at ADLINK

Its a paradigm I have supported for years by enabling customers to build scalable distributed real time data centric systems.

558 Andrew Iliadis
Assistant Professor at Temple University

Data need to be made interoperable to enable knowledge sharing and growth in all sectors.

559 Bruno Beraldi
TechLeader at MercadoLivre
560 Jaunine Conradie
Enterprise data architect at Shoprite

I recognize how the application centric mindset is creating havoc to the data landscape, and agree that these data centric principles will have great effect on data management.

561 Jonathon Storm
Owner, Architect & Developer at EARTHTUNES Nature Sound Recordings

After 21 years in the Information Technology and Information Science fields, I have concluded the best path forward is by walking in the Data-Centric revolution principles.

562 Samuel Schmidt
Professo at FIA


563 Daniel Lázaro
Applied Intelligence Delivery Lead for Latam at Accenture

Most of the value we unlock for companies, governments and people came from enhancing and organising data.

564 Eduardo Barbosa
Manager at Accenture

Data Management

565 Rebecca Barros
Sr Manager at Accenture
566 Kacio
Data Analyst at Accenture
567 Swapnali
Data architect at Waikato DHB

I belive data is a great asset

568 Vitor Loureiro

Data governance as a key, want to be in touch in order to develop skills

569 Dave L.Heatherly
Independent at Independent

Because I am alive,and happen to care. DAVID Lee Heatherly 4/13/1974 (last of the hippies)

570 Dan Sutherland
Distinguished Engineer & CTO Data Platforms at IBM
571 Russiniello
Data Architect at Mobiliar
CTO at Appway AG
573 mike bobak
Knowledge-Engineer at consultant
574 Rafal Jakubowski
Systems Engineer at SPECTRA-SYSTEMS
575 Rafal Jakubowski
Systems Engineer at SPECTRA-SYSTEMS

Inline with my beliefs

576 Joe Imwalle
Self at Self
577 Althea Davis
Chief Data Officer at Chiavi BV

I am a senior Chief Data Officer and believe in this manifesto. Let's change the way the world relates to data. These key principles are crucial to effect that change. I am also a signator of the Data Manifesto and the Data Leader Manifesto.

578 Ton Boelens
Hybrid Cloud Integrator at Bauhaus Artitech B.V.

Fully support this vision

579 Eoghan Jennings
Finance & Strategy at Fathym, Inc.

We are collapsing the data stack by abstracting away layers of complex technology thereby freeing both data & developers from the confines of monolithic applications.

580 Willie Appel
Founder and Principal Partner at DigitalMindz
581 Greg Jackman
Founder at Red Sky Software
Product Owner at Capgemini
583 Igor Filkov
Project Manager at Schneider Electric
584 Dan Chaddock
Chief Data Officer at Gartner

It is time for a revolution!

585 Mark Kitson
Data Practice at Capco

It’s so broken without data centricity

586 Dane Stout
Sr Director Life Sciences at Virtusa Corp

I agree with the principles and see these problems with the application centric view every day

587 Dougal Watt
CTO at Meaningful Technology

Change is constant in business and technology, but the one thing that doesn't go away is data, it evolves and extends but lives longer than apps, processes, org structures, roles and even people.

588 Antonio Miguel Bonacin
Pré-Sales at Tenbu
589 Todor Dan Ciprian
CTO at NodalWeb
590 David Loos
Managing Partner at Lytix

(data > applications) = business value

591 Lauren Hay
Director of Informatics at Public Health Solutions
592 Ajit Kumbhare
Fresh Gravity, Inc.
593 Tomasz Wlodarczyk
594 Mathieu Landry

Someone has to fight entropy :)

595 Rick Marshall
Founder/Technical Advisor at Zenucom

Over 30 years ago I invented Unibase ( a data centric language and database. The world is catching up and I want to support it.

596 Louis Anderson
Lead Enterprise Architect at NXP Semiconductors

Understanding data are more important than applications over time.

597 Raymond Uppelschoten
content strategist at CZ health insurance
598 Bas Evers
Product Manager at Mediquest

Because data integration is behind any successful attempt to make an impact with data.

599 Patrick de Neuve
Architect at Motion10
600 Tommy Verhaegen
Data Quality Engineer

It is all in the data

601 Charles Bonello
Head of global Master Data at Swissport

I am responsible for the Enterprise Data Hub as well as Data Governance and Mastership at Swissport. There is a real sense of excitement in the IT teams I work with about creating a data centric future within our company however it takes great effort and time to change the way a global company thinks. This is a worthwhile and exciting challenge!

602 Andreas Blumauer
Founder and CEO at Semantic Web Company

Data, not applications, should be the model of reality.

603 Venunath Telukuntla
Data Architect at JBHunt Transport services Inc
604 Andrea Gioia
Cto at Quantyca
605 Mark Weber
Solution Architect

I have seen the basic tenets and trends towards the needs and benefits for a data centric architecture repeated over and over again in my work with CRM, customer analytics, loyalty, digital marketing, e-commerce and related solutions. Adopting a data centric architecture and making data a first class, primary organizing principle for solution architecture needs to be a vital imperative for all organizations, not just IT. Big data was an attempt to address this need but it only partially accomplished a true data centric architecture. I believe The shift to a data centric approach will be a major generational change in solution architectures and truly transformative, similar to the major impact and rethinking of approaches to IT infrastructure, platforms, and service architectures that the shift to Cloud/SaaS/Paas/DevOps rendered. It should be very interesting to see how this all plays out.

606 David Hay
Founder at Essential Strategies International

I have been promoting this concept for at least 40 years, now. It is nice to see it finally getting some press.

607 Joe Conley
CTO at Buyside

As an engineer and tech executive, I've seen how much time developers waste on boilerplate, plumbing code, and business-logic validation that should be handled much more elegantly, and directly at the data layer.

608 Russell Searle
Information architect and strategist

Software is a fashion industry. It comes and goes. Data has always been the main game. Emotion and high fashion seduce and distract from strategic asset management.
Hint: data is the asset, not the applications; they’re just fancy pens.

609 Russell Searle
Information architect and strategist at Make IT Work Pty Ltd

Software is a fashion industry. It comes and goes. Data has always been the main game. Emotion and high fashion seduce and distract from strategic asset management.
Hint: data is the asset, not the applications; they’re just fancy pens.

610 Doug Needham
Senior Manager Data Services at Kore Wireless

This is a story I have told over and over again. I hope to join others in helping others to understand.

611 Remi Coeugniet

For those who understood data is a strategic asset, being Data-Centric is quite obvious, thus it has always been the best way of efficiently driving IT transformation.
In a way, and whatever our own level of maturity, I think we have to share these basic principles, educate, and finally overthrow the ruling paradigm.
Looking at the comments, I feel confident we are all committed to moving the Data-Centric revolution to the next step.

612 Bill Reynolds
President at Austin Software Foundry, Inc.

I have been trying to help large health care organizations transform themselves into data-centric enterprises for the last 20+ years and continue to be met with blank stares and worse... outright denial of the problems.

613 Ryan Wall
614 Oliver Cramer
Senior Solution Architect at dwh42

W. Edwards Deming: "In God we trust, all others must bring data."

615 Marc Recht
616 Florian Harder
Data Architect at TUI Group
617 Florian Harder
Data Architect at TUI Group
618 Anne TIXIER
Bi and Analytics Consultant at Contractor
619 valena
Data Governance Consultant at Consultant

Well, data centric implies data assets drive the valuation of a company and each department has a responsibility to contribute to transparency of the asset definition and use.

620 Lars Johansson Blank
BI architect at Advectas

1) Because it's there.
2) data is the center of the universe

621 Nico Noack
622 Marcio Sugar
Data Engineer
623 Emilio Llamas
CDO at Grupo Arpada

I am convinced that data should be the central element to any design, and applications should adapt and be chosen based how well they adapt to our data.

624 Juan Guerra
Data Architect at Claro

Contribute experience with the community. Also learn from others manifesto.

625 Santosh
Director at 3d data Consulting Pty Ltd

I have worked on a variety of Data projects and usage of new application data and its ability to integrate into Enterprise assets are never considered as part of project as well as planning/budget. Other common issues organisations face is they treat Applications/Legacy systems as their source of truth instead of investing in a common layer which can be enriched with all data. Hope Data gets its due respect soon.

626 Ingrid
Data steward 👨‍✈️ at Vitens
627 Jose Joaquin Hernandez
Information Architect at E InkvCorporation
628 Jose Joaquin Hernandez
Information architect at E ink corporation

Well said

629 Gijs
BI Consultant at Rubicon Cloud Advisor

Because I believe in data-centric approach and hopefully we can bring about a change and make our lives a tiny bit better

630 Martijn van Drunen
Proces consultant at Dutch directorate of infrastructure and transport (Rijkswaterstaat)

The dutch directorate of infrastructure and transport is slowly starting to transform towards a data-driven assetmanagement organization. This manifesto could help speeding things up.

631 Toine Schijvenaars
Partner at ArchiXL
632 Rob Kuenen
Informationmanager at Gemeente Amersfoort

in de keten inwinning, beheer, analyse, visualisatie en ontsluiting kan er (ook intern) nog veel verbeteren.

633 Bart den Dulk
Consultant at ArchiXL
634 Patrick Laenen
Academic Director Information Management at Erasmus Academy

Data is the fundament on which the dikw-pyramid is built. Keeping focus on applications will eventually render data from the promised gold into the new legacy-layer slowing down and in the end disabling innovation and excellence....

635 Ross Mustard
CEO at R Mustard and Associates

In IT, the most important portion is Information

636 Mani Keeran
Senior Partner at

Based on the empirical evidence, I am thoroughly convinced that data and all its relationships should be the foundation of all systems. Applications can come and go, but data remains with the organization. I would like to be part of the effort to spread these ideas.

637 Luke Ireland
Geographic Technician and Geospatial data manager at MOD

I feel we place too much emphasis on applications or dot updates of particular proprietary software installations. We need to realise that everything is predicated on data. What I don’t know is how being data-centric looks and I hope by signing up to this I will learn how.

638 Han Wammes
639 Han Wammes
640 Ivan Schotsmans
Director at BI-Community

Recognize the importance of data

641 Jan Campschroer

I hate waste. With me thousands of citizens pay too much taxes because directors and managers give orders to build IT-systems where information-Systems are necessary.

642 Gijs Breedveld
Owner at GBIPM

It is not data that created the mess. Business opportunities spotting lacks of knowledge do create strangleholds on organizations.

643 Wessel schollmeijer
Data architect at Stolt Nielsen

I agree with it s content

644 Cory Casanave
CEO at Model Driven Solutions

Many of our clients have tied themselves in the application knot. Having an external reference for an information perspective provides political cover and technical validation.

645 Cory Casanave
CEO at Model Driven Solutions

Many of our clients have tied themselves in the application knot. Having an external reference for an information perspective provides political cover and technical validation.

646 Axel Reichwein
OSLC Consultant at Koneksys

Aligned with principles supported by Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC).

647 Ash Kanagat

I agree with the manifesto.

648 Marc Hovenga
Information & Application Architect at Inspectie Gezondheidszorg en Jeugd
649 Owen Ambur
Chair of StratML Standard Committee / Member Connected & Collaborative Community Work Group at StratML Community & HHI Comprehensive Plan Connected & Collaborative Community Work Group

This problem has long been apparent to me. So I am delighted to see a community of practice (CoP) coalescing to address it. The CoP's about statement is now available in StratML Part 2, Performance Plan/Report, format at I look forward to helping make this a "Truly Connected" community. Thinking globally and acting locally, I will also be promoting the CoP's principles here on Hilton Head Island, in the context of the update to the town's comprehensive plan.

650 Gerton Kuis
Owner at Hagnos Consultancy
651 Jan de Liefde
Senior consultant at The Collective

Data is The fundament of decisions.

652 Frederik Schukken
653 Christian Ewertz
654 Johm Sanders
Enterprise architect at Wortell
655 José María Álvarez Rodríguez
Associate professor at Carlos III University of Madrid

I agree with the principles, no organization can become successful without a clear data management strategy. Then applications of any type could consume data to provide added-value services. Data management lifecycle, strategy and holistic view to make a real change.

656 Dana Vanderwall
Dir. Biology & Pre-Clinical Sciences IT at Bristol-Myers Squibb; Allotrope Foundation

As Chair of the Allotrope Foundation Board of Directors this is a topic we are passionate about and working hard to change in Research & Development organizations.

657 Silvio Normey Gómez
professor researcher at IFSUL

Agree with the manifestó.

658 D.M. Hendricks
Consultant at Self
659 Vikram Singh
Head, Data engineering at BMS
660 Dana Caulder
Director of Software Engineering at Genentech
661 Jarrod Medeorps
Director of Informatics and IT
662 Janette Logan
Manager, Clinical Processes and Systems at PTC Therapeutics
663 Graeme Dennis
Commercial Director, Preclinical Pharma at IDBS

A commitment to data-as-an-asset

664 Sebastian Tramp
CTO at eccenca
665 Edwin Coster
Architect at City of Delft
666 Joost Wijnings
Owner/consultant at Vijfpoot

I fully agree that this approach leads to a better designed landscape.

667 Judith Huizinga
Information architect at NCSC-NL
668 Hans Schevers
DGA at BuildingBits
669 Ben Hallez
Data Architect at Bayer

Many years of working on data challenges in a multinational have made me a strong defender of data-centricity as the main architectural principle for successful business enablement by information technology.

670 Vasudev Rangadass
CEO at L7 Informatics

Reduce organizational waste and improve business velocity. Today’s enterprise architectures need to be re-thought. Data centric is the way to go

671 Wolfgang Colsman
Chief Innovation Officer at OSTHUS
672 Christian Kwon
Research Enablement at Benchling

This document speaks to a lot of the frustrations my team has been addressing across R&D data management.

673 Srinandhan Ramakrishnan
Senior Associate at Amgen

Data needs to be democratized for use in large organizations and for that to happen, emphasis must be laid on curation and governance

674 Mike Bennett
Director at Hypercube Ltd.

I have long believed that computing should be information centric. With the rise of ontologies and distributed ledger systems this is more achievable than ever.

675 Drago Indjic
MD at Oxquant

Handled data quality issues for 20 years, unhappy about lack of open, semantic and linked data

676 Vijay Bulusu
Head, Data & Digital Innovation at Pfizer

I agree with the principles

677 Vijay Bulusu
Head Data & Digital Innovation at Pfizer

I agree with the principles

678 Umesh Katpally
Associate Director, Informatics Systems at Novartis

I agree with the core message of enterprise architecture to be data- centric.

679 Anders Østergaard
Iot & Industry 4.0 Consultant at Ibm

Because we need to fundamentally change How we Think about data to harness its full potential

680 Karan Malhi
Head of Product at Datacoral
681 Bart Bink
Owner at Braindex

I saw the light in 1995 and only today I found the manifesto! Great reasoning, this will help me spread this important principal.

682 Manfred Voglmaier
Chief Revenue Officer at OsthusGroup

I'm a strong believer on Digital Transformation. Data centricity is the foundation and enabler to get us there!

683 Robert Cain
Director, Informatics at Allergan

It’s a better way of doing things.

684 Serge
685 Barry Hardy
CEO at Edelweiss Connect

I believe it and we practice it in our company and projects!

686 Kathy

Want to be a leader in changing healthcare using blockchain evolutions

687 Keith Poliran
Software Engineer at iampoliran
688 William F Frank
Head, Data Science and Engineering at GeistM

It is the only way forward.

689 Alex
VP at JP Morgan/Digital
690 Alex Birch
VP at JP Morgan

This resonates.

691 Jamal Ouazzani
Data Architect at JPMorgan & Chase
692 Sandy Davis
Enterprise Data Architect at BNSF Railway

I have been a developer, DBA and data architect over my 30+ year IT career. I believe the data-centric approach is the next real revolution needed in the IT industry.

693 Michele Pinto
Senior Data Engineering Manager at
694 Simone Battaglia
Data Architect at Mediaset S.p.A.
695 Cenk Sumen
Chief Technology Officer at Stemson Therapeutics

We need to make our biology data work for us to find a scalable solution for hair loss.

Director & Principal Consultant at Ian Harrow Consulting

Fully agree and support

697 Simone Sardini
698 Isabel
Owner at NL42 | Paperless Lab Academy
699 Els
Owner at The Data Effect
700 Jeffrey Seitz
CEO at PHIX Genomics

Couldn't agree more with your philosophy, and happy to have your guidance and expertise to lead the way in SE Asia

701 Vincent van Dijck
Solution Architect Integration & B2B at NXP Semiconductors

Read Dave McComb's "The Data-Centric Revolution" book and was impressed. I think that if people would have started with IT automation only today, and given the current state of technology (capabilities and performance), the data-centric approach would have been an almost obvious and logical way to realize that automation.

702 Vebjørn Arntzen
Special adviser at Oslo University hospital
703 Pablo Demian Rebolini
Head of IT at Real Time Services Group
704 Natali
Project Manager at RE
705 Rémy SAISSY
Global head of data at Carrefour

« verba volant, scripta manent. »
This old saying applies to data which is the « scripta » of our era.

I firmly believe that data is a fundamental asset for businesses, more than software.

As such it is critical for organizations to do this shift and put data at its right place.

706 Lise Roberts
Taxonomist at Healthdirect Australia

We need all the help we can get to convince organisations that their current application centered systems are expensive dinosaurs!

707 Lena Archer
Librarian at healthdirect
708 Nicolas Dupont
Data Architect at U IRIS

Application centric approach is a nightmare and very costly in the long run : data must be shared since it is the only true IT asset.

709 Reynir Örn Bachmann Guðmundsson
Data Engineer at Valitor

Data is the heart and blood in every organization

710 James Humffray
Information Manager at Healthdirect Australia

I've become frustrated at the application-centric view of development which has cost our organisation in terms of cost, time and resources. We need to move to the data-centric paradigm to realise efficiencies and deliver more capability.

711 Christina Brimage
Partner Manager at Healthdirect Australia
712 Shilpa Shivakumar
Analyst at Healthdirect Australia

I believe in Data should be the core of any organisation.

713 henk hermsen
It manager at Venlo
714 Alessandro Gallo
Project Manager at Quantyca

I really think organizations need a data centric revolution

715 Broderick Roelf
Database Architect at De Nederlandsche Bank
716 Ott Köstner
Systems Architect at SMIT

Supporting the concept. Identified the need to deploy key principles in our organization.

717 Megan Tietjen
Metadata Specialist at IBO

Long live data!

718 Kareljan Raes
Technology Consultant at PwC
719 Gail Hart
Clinical Lead Omnichannel at Healthdirect Australia
720 Greg Tisdell
Education and Support at TAFE NSW

The philosophy sounds logical

721 Molly Mullins
Data Quality Analyst at Highmark Health

I'm signing because I'm absolutely convinced that application-centric systems an mindsets are paralyzing our businesses. And because I want to see how "what it IS" more than "how it's used. Today."

Data Management Consultant

After more than 15 years working with data, in different roles, I'm really believe that Data is the center of everything.

This five key principles of the data-centric manifesto are very true and express all my thoughts that I tried to transmit to my workmates and clients.

723 Florian Bleier
Analytics Lead at Erste Group Bank

The manifesto brings it to the point. After many years working in large financial institutions I can see that thousands of mandays are invested in integrating, connecting, replicating data. Rather making data once available for multiple use we keep it in silos. Beside high implementation costs on every solution it even causes exponentially higher costs in maintenance.

724 Fuss Albert
Product Manager at Aladyn GmbH

We developed a platform that follows exact your definition.
Semantic data, concept modeling, enterprise ontology, model-driven user interface, graph database, semantic No-Code programming, semantic search, .....

725 Radosław Szatkowski
Project Manager at BANK PEKAO SA
726 Jillian Corkin
Principal Data Analyst at HubSpot

This is everything I believe in. I am exhausted from talking myself blue in the face to people who just don't seem to get it. People are afraid to diverge from operations as usual even if they think you're on to something.

This manifesto re-energizes my depleted spirits. I need nothing more than to connect to a community of people who share this vision, and have strategies for leading this paradigm shift.

727 Stephanie Sensenig
Data Architect at The Wenger Group

I would like to be a part of this initiative and gain experience while helping to shape the future.

728 Marinus van Sandwyk
Founder & CEO at TEMBO Technology Lab (Pty) Ltd

Data Centricity is FOUNDATIONAL to our commercial applications and their continued relevance and especially AGILE response to advances in computer science and software engineering approaches.

729 Jonas Höpfner
IT Architect at Swiss Life AG

Data is what people work with, not applications.

730 Hart
Big Data Architect at Gothaer Systems
731 Hart
Gothaer Systems
732 Hart
Big Data Architect at Gothaer Systems
733 Antonio Romero
HR Analytics at Whole Foods Market
734 Bobby Lei
Technical Lead at Vodafone
735 David Andreae
Director at Datasight Limited
736 Rhys Bridges
Director at AppStratum

After over 40 years of programming experience and 30 years in the software industry, having watched fads come and go with fashion, I see the same code being hand-written again and again, with much the same problems to solve and almost always the same set of defects to resolve. The Cloud and Agile do not change this.

I see organisations that have many different (and incompatible) ways of storing a postal address within their own organisation. So much so that they now believe it is impossible to safely share such data across their systems due to multiple sources of the truth being a very real problem for them.

I see generation after generation of developer, bright eyed and full of enthusiasm, believing that their latest language, framework and development tool set is the greatest ever, yet they seem to be far less productive than developers from the late 1990s.

I see the shock on even experienced developers faces when I construct a non-trivial and high-performance 3-tier business application executable, without writing a single line of code, using a schema-driven RAD/JAD tool from 1997 with drag and drop capabilities in about 3 minutes. And yet, they still want to build their next application with hand-written Scala or Java or C# because, despite being shown they're really working in the stone age, they're in love with the expressiveness of their latest application programming language and its test framework.

As one developer put it to me: "I know what you've shown us in 3 minutes would take our (Agile) team 2 to 3 months to write, but I don't like it because it's just too easy and I prefer to write my own code because I trust what I'm doing". The same developer introduced over 180 defects in the next 4 sprints of his project: 45 per sprint on average.

I know of a major income tax return web application that delivers over a quarter of a G7 country's annual government revenue, but that is virtually impossible to make substantial modifications to because the government and systems integrator in question are both terrified of the cost of change: the government financially and the SI because of risk and the potential loss of reputation. Therefore the app, one of the worst designed Java applications I've seen - that uses textbook clean separation of concerns and object-relational mapping - remains in production for the foreseeable future after 11 years of a very expensive 24x7 "mission control" operations to see it though its annual peak of database traffic. This despite the fact that on the one occasion it failed, it kept call centres busy for several months as taxpayers tried and failed to get through to the Helpdesk to complain after being fined for this applications own technical failure on one night of the year.

The same government took direct control of reimplementing its corporation tax return as part of its Digital strategy and took 4 years rather than the 8 months originally estimated to deliver the front end (a web app). The server-side services have subsequently been left relatively untouched. The Digital programme, initially seen as the instigator of healthy "disruption" is no longer chomping at the bit. Nobody wants to rock the boat anymore or have their otherwise good reputation burned.

This best-performing government department in terms of IT delivery, responsible for collecting tax and duties, took nearly 3 years and nearly 300 million dollars to deliver a simple 3 page app running in a private government cloud. The app merely collected an email address in order that tax notifications could be sent to that email address by another system. The organisation is internationally celebrated as a exemplary Digital Service and is as Agile as any public or private organisation that I know of, being far better at Agile than most. Yet its crippled by the application-centric environment in which it exists.

This government department wins awards every year for its Digital platform (a very large collection of microservices), its innovation and dedication to modernisation. Nevertheless, after over 5 years, all the signficant nontrival tax web applications run on 2008-era J2EE technology, a very expensive proprietary database and an inflexible ERP system, maintained by one of the most expensive outsourcing contracts in Europe.

This same government department has always retained an in-house IT capability. This revolves around a mainframe computer dating from the late 1960s and, I understand, remains a provider of gainful employment for COBOL programmers.

The same is true of the banks. Some of the biggest and most successful banks in the world (and I speak from experience having dealt with some of the biggest banks in one or the world's two leading financial centres) have incredibly antiquated systems. So old in fact that ASCII character encoding is too recent to be compatible with their systems. Again, they're terrified of the costs and risks of change and so stick to technology that was already appearing dated in the early 1970s. Yet the costs of maintaining these systems and the extensions to them are astronomical.

This costs all of us, be it through charges, taxes or lost opportunities. It stifles competition and innovation. And sooner or later it must come to an end. A Data-centric vision, combined with other advances and technologies is now at the point of being able to deliver a fundamental shift in the way that we think about and develop IT systems.

I am absolutely convinced that the Data-centric approach is the most sensible and pragmatic way to change the current state of affairs. I believe that advances in ML and rediscovery of programming paradigms compatible with the Data-centric approach will inevitably (and at some point quite quickly) replace the status quo.

737 Margaret Warren
Owner/Founder/CEO/CTO at Metadata Authoring Systems, LLC

interested in systems that eliminate data silos and wasted IT resources and that are driven by ontologies that relate data to each other in much more logical constructions.

738 Ashraf Elsayed
Information Manager 2 at New York State Insurance Funds

I read two books on Data-Centric and I'm convinced it has potential to change the way we develop enterprise software solutions.

739 Chris Day
Managing Director at Perdl Limited

I've been part of the problem for decades; this is the only pragmatic way out

740 Sunil Kadam
Data Engineer at Luxoft

Interested in data Engineer technologies

Senior Lead Consultant at Allstate

I believe in the principles of the data centric manifesto. And I believe data is power in today's world. And data can give insight to any aspect of business.

742 Alan Freedman
Enterprise Data Modeler at The Climate Corporation
743 Martin Nečaský
Associate professor at Charles University

I am working for Czech government on open data projects and I have seen many problems on many places with opening data. These problems are mostly caused by application centric architectures. In my opinion, governments should be data centric natively.

744 Jacobus Geluk
CTO at
745 Imran KHAN
Senior Principal Architect at Schneider Electric Industries

While contributing to the digital transformation of a heavily silo-ed organization, I've seen time and again people making the mistake of application-centric approach and treating data as second-class citizen. The short term goals (and gains) soon become a liability only to rearrange the teams to start yet another project.

746 David Pollack
CEO at ADL Data Systems, Inc.

Need to better organize the information Architecture.

747 Sarah Goodman
Senior Information Architect an Ontologist at ServiceNow

I am passionate about data and information discovery. I am always exploring new ways to think or re-think about ideas and concepts from other experts.

748 Dr. Philipp W. Kutter

"Data is self-describing and does not rely on an application for interpretation and meaning." exactly hits the point.

749 Akanksha
UX Designer at Servicenow
750 Ram Reddy Paduru
IT Lead at Bayer

I feel data-centric model will streamline and provide much more value to the future data assets.

751 Sanjay
Middle Management at Bayer
752 Thomas Zeutschler
Head of Data & Application Foundation at Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

If you think of, it's an almost natural concept that you will find by yourself when you try to act and survive in a fully digitalized business world.

753 Georg Geyer
CEO at Information Factory

Data-Centric stands for performance, control, flexibility and quality of information processing. Great for users. Less applications, less updates, less code - less business for Coders. Big step towards industrialization of information processing. Since its foundation as a spin-off from HSG in 1996, Information Factory has relied on data-centered architectures.

754 Peter Hardie
Sales advisor at ATRiCS GmbH

Because its MUCH better than application centric and so is good for everyone except those with vested interests in selling less efficient solutions for selfish reasons.

755 Dorota
756 chunlei che
manager at china construction bank

Data is enterprise asset, is new oil

757 Fariha Rostai
Ie at Self

Aligns with my experience and my passion to bring positive change: noticed the pitfalls and lurking challenges of information, data and knowledge governance, maintenace, and mgmt and the lacking holsitic not siloed tools and processes around it to enable a more ideal state over the past 2 decades in tech. Instead of improvement I see devolution and lack of foresight esp in the wake of novel technologies and approaches which may redefine how we look at and process data. Curious to learn more

758 John Thompson
Managine Partner, Dat Insights at Client Solutions

The data-centric manifesto articulates something I have been trying to put a name to for a long time. Data is key to and lives within the business but is too often held captive by IT and applications. The priorities need to be reversed.

759 Mohammed Amr
Advisor at Devoteam
760 Dan York
R&D and Compliance Scientist at AAH

To help my organisation move up the data maturity curve! Data ahoy!

761 Fiona
Director of Data & Analytics at Smartbox Group

We all talk about being data-centric, however until we put data first that won't be complete the case.

762 Lori Rodriguez
VP Executive Programs at Gartner

Moving security/permissioning to the data layer vs the application layer would accelerate the ability to innovate and further enable democratization of API and product development.

763 Michael Abramson
President at Advanced Systems Management Group Ltd

Made a career of seeking out a Data Centric Security Paradigm where security enforced data policy that was independent of the of the infrastructure and application used to share and process that data. This has resulted in the publication of the Information Exchange Framework (IEF) at the OMG. A policy-driven data-centric solution to information sharing and safeguarding; and an open standard!

Have a read and feel free to comment. Better still - participate in the development of the DCS standards!

764 Petr Kremen
Researcher, Open Data Expert at Czech Technical University in Prague, Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic

The data-centric architecture is important for everyone who has been frustrated by recurrent wasting of money and time during software development, caused by solving the same data integration problems over and over. All this seems to be a great fit for the eGovernment sector (among others) and the manifesto conveys this message in a well-understandable manner.

765 George Rapley
Product Lead at Babylon Health
Enterprise Architect at 7HILL bv

For a long time, we put data & information at the center of what we do. Happy to support this initiative!

767 Daniela Bersaglieri
768 Fred Scefi
Enterprise/Solutions/Data Architect

This has always been my thinking but now Dave has finally brought this to the public's attention. It is the way to fix the current mess. I am looking forward to contributing to this movement.

769 Alvaro Livraghi
IT Team Manager at Sirti S.p.A.

Data-centric manifesto is (also) a good tool to use explaining how enterprise solutions should be (re)thinked.

770 Santhoshkumar
Consulting Expert at CGI

To help companies move away from application centric mindset and enable them compete better.

771 Anthony Mullen
Research at Gartner

The problem of technical debt compounded by AI projects.

772 Beth Coleman
Lead Consultant at CATALYNK Limited

Great one page manifesto I intend to circulate!

773 Stephen A. Cobb
CEO at

I am looking for data centric apps

774 mre
manager at non

because it necessary

775 Pier Francesco Coppola
Head of Development Office at Italian Air Force Met Service
776 Pier Francesco Coppola
Head of Development Office at Italian Air Force Met Service
777 Pavlo
778 Enrico Neuber
Solution Architect at Robert Bosch Semiconductor Manufacturing Dresden GmbH

With the new 300mm semiconductor manufacturing plant we aim to build a data-centric architecture. We assume this is new to the semiconductor world but an essential move forward. We fully support the defined principles.

779 Lawrence Ndungu
eBusiness Solutions Consultant at Lawtech Pro solutions & Technologies

would like to design a system based on the data-centric architecture

780 Kevin Spiares
Vice President - Digital at Molex

As a leader I must enable the success of my employees, the Firm and ultimately to positively support Society by bringing valued goods and services to the Market. I must breakdown barriers and free them of artificial constraints. To do otherwise is a disservice.

781 Lisa Aman

Completing information in redundant systems is time consuming. I believe data should be ubiquitous.

782 Erik
Owner at Seecr

I we have applied these principles to a decentralized metadata management and publication tool.

783 Sacha Roger
Enterprise aechitect and knowledge graph product owner at Onepoint
784 James Hess
785 Thomas Gaal

Data is the future

786 Shaghayegh khodkameh
Statiction at Allameh tabatabi
787 Jean Bernard Mathias
Data Archiect at Tolmai Pty Ltd

I know the impact of not having a data centric organisation

788 Torsten Glunde
CEO at Alligator Company

Data must win!

789 Bonne van Dijk
Data Strategist at De Volksbank

In the 12 years of being an architect I had data in a blind spot of my view. It was important, but the information analysts would take care of that... A big flaw! They tend to think in the scope of projects and applications. Now I’m battling to make data the most important asset.

790 Oleg Shayakhov
Director at Petroengineering

There are many problems with information systems and applications. Data-centric revolution is the way to solve most of the problems (in my opinion).

791 Bill Nichols
Advisor at

It's (almost) self evident at this point.

792 Terry Casey
owner at Casey Indexing and Information Service
793 Lynne Robichaud
794 Piotr T. Pyszkowski
Information Architect at Independent

Too many times witnessed myopic discussions on tooling while it brings no business value, only data does.

795 Andrew Morris
Data Management Consultant at Data Associates

Some people think data is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that ;-)

796 Mark Tregear
Independent Consultant
797 David Philip Greenwood

Data-centric design encourages the integrity of computational and human resources alike.

798 Jean Cuncannan
Senior Domain Architect, Data at Premera Blue Cross
799 Merrick Lex Berman
Researcher at Diamond Bay Research

Data centricity for organizations was clarified for me in conversations with Fabio Carrera, whose thesis on "City Knowledge" (MIT, 2004) [1] made a very strong case for capturing, indexing, and exposing data at the the moment when data is first entered into the administrative functions of a city.

In Carrera's example, the creation of a property record would be annotated and linked to any subsequent actions related to it over time, such as assessments, taxes, repairs, renovations, etc. Further, Carrera's field work (mapping the canals, sculptures, bridges, and gondola routes of Venice) [2] only served to reinforce the vital need for holistic data about the city, rather than each sector keeping the best data inside of a self-contained silo. In many cases, it may be impossible to avoid building a silo, but with a data centric perspective, you can avoid the worst problems when dealing with interoperability and migration later on.

This led me to focus on channelizing communications, and indexing content (both informally, as with SOLR, and formally, with tags, metadata, or ontologies).

The holistic approach to data development was a big influence in the development of the China Historical GIS, [3] and the ChinaMap [4] resources. Similarly the need for open linked data drove the development of the CHGIS XML Webservice (2006) and eventually the Temporal Gazetteer (2014).[5] Free access and machine-actionable web services are essential for our data-centric future, though we should also realize that curated data that exposes its methodologies and operable code has long-lasting value that is not superceded by generation of infinite streams of unclassified, unorganized, raw data.

Data itself, without proven methods for processing and interpretation, is a mountain of undifferntiated rock. It's up to us to find the jewels, and during the search keep our minds open to new perspectives. It is the interstitial and unanticipated relationships between datasets gathered for unrelated purposes that prove to be quite interesting.

The data centric approach, to my mind, is synonymous with focus, with avoiding redundancy, with compatibility, with convergence of efforts within an organization, and finding modes of contact and support with collaborators outside.

1. Carrera, Fabio. "City Knowledge." Thesis, MIT, 2004.
2. Venice Project. Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
3. China Historical GIS
4. ChinaMap (Modern China GIS Archive)
5. Temporal Gazetteer TGAZ

800 Benjamin Cogrel
CTO at Ontopic

Fully adhering with the vision of reversing the relationship between applications and data.

801 Heather Leslie
Clinical progamme lead at openEHR Foundation

For the past 12 years I've been leading a international clinical community to establish a library of free, open atomic digital health data standards. It is a critical foundation required to transform digital health from application silos patched together with messages, to accurate, high quality, free flowing health data available for provision of safe care.

802 Nolan Nichols
Senior Software Engineer at Maze Therapeutics

There are a variety of challenges in biomedical data integration that stand in the way of scientific insights. The variety of data models from lab information systems, lab notebooks, and mountains of excel spreadsheets really undermine the ability to ensure that the right data is in the right place at the right time to answer a question or test a hypothesis. I think it is critical to bring a data-centric mindset, architecture, and model-driven systems into the biotech industry if we are going to produce trustworthy analyses that drive innovation for patients in need.

803 Steven Bednikoff
Enterprise Architect at Government of Canada

As a government worker and information/data architect, one of my drivers is a more transparent and evidence-based public service and civil society.
This isn’t going to happen without a bunch of us promoting and enabling the optimal use of information & data assets for government business delivery and decision-making.
Being “data-centric” serving this purpose also means being “data-driven”, and it means that data isn’t a byproduct of applications anymore, it’s an enterprise asset of it own.
This also means that a more significant portion of data architecture & engineering has to be done in a technology-agnostic way; that a lot of efforts need to be invested in the (business) semantics and (data) syntax before getting into implementation & technology considerations.

804 Tom Plasterer

I've been a champion of FAIR data within the Biopharma industry and the goals are very tightly aligned.

805 Peter Brunner
CEO at
806 Luciano McSilva
807 Erica Dias Marland

I totally agree with the purpose of the manifesto and I already deal with this mindset transformation.

808 Lee Sandoval
Enterprise Data Architect at American Fidelity

I have realized this as the problem for years. I firmly believe that Data and Capabilities should drive the development of any solution, not applications, the latest new widget, or technique.

Senior Engineering Manager at Extreme Networks

I agree with the thesis.

810 Gotta B. Kidding
811 Lorenzo Gabriele
Open Source Engineer at Codacy
812 Fabio Baraghini
Head of Data at Cuebiq
813 Maierhofer
General Director at Bechtle AG

It is the only way out of this mess

814 AWS
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Manager at PLN

That is exactly how my company is

816 Stefano Gatti
Head of data and analytics at NEXI

i strongly agree with manifesto

817 Chris Harding
Principal at Lacibus

Many years of work in information technology and IT standards have convinced me that data-centricity is the way to architect efficient, scalable solutions.

818 Nazzareno Prinzivalli
Business process analyst at SBS Consulting anr
819 Marco Combetto
pm at Trentino Digitale

I believe in data

820 Elaheh Hosseini
Ph.D. candidate at Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran

Let's believe the power of connected data and the FAIR principles. Let's respect semantic retrieval and compatibilities of the knowledge graphs. Let's enjoy!

821 Francois Rosselet
Knowledge scientists at Freelance

Data and semantic AI are source of potential masses of new knowledge. We just left the software centric era to enter the data centric one. For that, data needs to be explicit, thanks to shared ontologies and taxonomies, in order to be a Lingua Franca for both humans and machines.

Coordinator at Itaú Unibanco

data is an asset

823 Veronika
Data architect at VTB
824 Matthias Autrata

Been working well aligned with this approach for many years.

825 Paul Brown
CPO at Koverse

This is a great set of core principals to adhere to for anyone who wishes to actually do something productive with data.

826 Scott Taylor
The Data Whisperer at MetaMeta Consulting

Hardware comes and goes
Software comes and goes

Data remains

827 Keith Russell
Owner at Metropolis Software Solutions

Because most Municipal Agencies are missing an enterprise data integration layer that includes geospatial data, and and absence of any Master Data Management processes.

828 Johan Van Der Smissen
Consultant at Tobania

Too often now I’ve seen C level people go for MVPs without the required efforts on “Data”, only interested in features and functionality. Too often this leads to something I call ‘just Minimal Products’. Without data focus these MVPs are not viable.

829 Kim Houtmeyers
Data Architect at Cigna International
830 John J Ryan III
Owner, Chief Data Officer at Princigration LLC

I believe in the process. This is the only way to move forward. Data is Everything and should be the center of the System of Systems.

831 Chad Freeman
Director, Global Services at Koverse

Eliminating data silos starts with these core principles.

832 Gadalia O'Bryan
VP, Data & Analytics at National Audubon Society
833 Arindam Ghosh
Scientific application specialist at Coriolis pharma GmbH
834 Kevin Doubleday
Communications Director at Fluree

Data is the driver of our new economy - we must treat it as a versatile, valuable, and recyclable asset - rather than a simple by-product of business process.

IT partner at Ferring

I adhere completely to the problem statement and vision. we have to shift from an application centric to data centric operating model and governance

836 Kris Boyd
Director @ Adept Group (Auckland, New Zealand) at Personal

Researching ontological architecture and it's benefits

837 Sivarama Nalluri
Enterprise Architect at Siemens

To explore this paradigm for engineering and manufacturing industry

838 Kerry Gendron
839 Elcio P Calefi Jr
Head of Data & Open Banking - Enterprise Architecture at Itau Unibanco

Im committed with the principles and their application on the digital transformation assets of the platforms landscape.

840 Todd Hubers
Software Architect at Alivate

I am developing an open standard around this with an important strategy that eliminates the need for middleware altogether -

841 Daniel K. Malungu
842 Suresh
Developer at SEB

understand Data centric architecture

843 Kerstin Forsberg
Information Architect
844 Marcelino Steckel
Process Coordinator at Cencosud S.A.
845 Sukumar Daniel
Architect at Nationale Nederlander

It is my belief that the way we approach data today, reflects Einstein's definition of insanity, in that we do the same thing again and again expecting different results.

There is a very urgent and important need to see things completely differently, and that organisations that achieve this will be the only ones to thrive in the disrupted world.

846 Hemant
Head CoE- Industry 4 at Tata Group

I align with the thought process and seamless yet controlled data flow is key to the business decision making agility which is the goal of digital revolution

847 Andy Leichtle
Vice President at Continuus Technologies

Seeing a lot of application centric problems in my careeer and think this is a good philosophy to discuss and flush out.

848 Yeshavanth N
849 Mario A. Riveros T.
850 Edward
Software engineer at Ubits learning

Comparto la misión del manifiesto

851 Jéssica Dias
Coordenadora de BI at Suno Research
852 Shawn Saunders
CEO founder at Saunders Consulting

This is been a longtime coming. It is finally nice to be validated.

853 Kai Liu
Researcher at Siemens AG
854 Abhay Kale

I have experienced that the limitations of the applications force us compromise the availability and usage of data. Hence, I am interested in this reverse trend.

855 Moises Nascimento
Chief Data Officer at Itau

Oh yeah! Data Centric, Application Loosely Coupled, Platform Tightly Integrated!!

856 Ryan Pickett
Product Owner at WEX

Data is eternal. Applications are not.

857 Neena Dakua
Sr. Data Architect

Each item resonates with what I believe in.

858 stephen hunter
Information Architect at The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - Mistni Organizace Cr

years of untangling crap

859 Steve Earley
Data Architect at London School of Economics and Political Science

It makes sense and whilst LSE is not there yet it will be great to get there

860 Bilash Dash
Enterprise Data Architect at Mastek Ltd.

Would like to be part of the fraternity and contribute and advocate the manifesto.

861 Steve Earley
Data Architect at London School of Economics and Political Science

It's a sensible goal to aim for (tried to sign earlier, not sure was successful as got an error)

862 Lea M. Gorgulu Webb
Data & Analytics Manager at Peabody Trust

The industrial revolution that we have recently experienced left us in the position of no longer requiring hefty applications for building products with data. Lite and highly democratizing tools exist for allowing widespread use of data. Recognising this, we can see how making data available is transformative and allows the realisation of benefits from technology for far more.

863 Eugene Mauro
Data Scientist at TEM Software, llc

I am a data-centric evangelist

864 Sam Blanchard
Computing Profesional at Personal decision at this time

I have supported data-centricity and was not aware that this was particularly controversial until recently. My prior experience was mostly encouraging and training those less experienced with data best practices. Glad to have this effort; I didn't really know it was really controversial until recently.

865 William A Modica
866 Krishna Prassad
VP - Solutions & Delivery at Bugle Technologies WLL

Belief that "Data" is the real asset and most vulnerable to abuse and misuse, requires utmost care and protection. Thanks & Regards

867 Gail McAuliffe
Senior Advisor Data Management at CATSA

Applications and processes change, data persists. To be successful an organisation needs to take advantage of their data to reach their strategic and operational objectives.

868 George Likhwide
Enterprise Architect at Afreximbank

Resonates well with the current strategies that the Bank is implementing around Data and data management

869 Jack Vishneski
Global Self-Service Analytics Lead at Cargill

This is a crucial shift in mindset and behaviors so we can focus on building knowledge rather than building tech

870 Ron Legere
Principle, EIA at datAssets

I agree with all the points and whole heartedly support them. I have been saying the same for some time now and am wanting to realign the priorities to enable success.

871 Jody Johans
Senior Data Architect at TNO

Applications have diluted the power of data and have increased the effort and cost associated with delivering essential information to the organizations they are meant to be supporting. The focus must shift back to the what and the why and away from the how.

Founder and Executive Director, Project leader for ISO 8000 at ECCMA

Portable data is the essence of ISO 8000 the international standard for quality data. We are working on a simplified version of the standard so that data can only be labeled as ISO 8000 compliant when it is truly portable. Saying it is does not make it so, the standard provides a practical method pf testing data to see if it is portable. A draft version is available and would appreciate group comments

The scope of the new part is as follows:
The following are within the scope of this document:
— requirements and definition of portable data;
— requirements and definition of dictionary concept identifiers;
— syntax and semantics of the structured data format;
— mechanism to represent portable data in the structured data format.
The following are outside the scope of this document:
— content within the structured data format;

873 Hans Timmerman
Director at Fortierra

I learned in my long career that data was more important than applications, although data and applications need each other like Yin&Yang. But I experienced, also from my NATO involvement in ISO 10303 CALS that:
"processes and applications will perish, but data will exist for ever'.
Lifecyclemanagement for digital defined capital goods that will exist decades (like defense, aerospace etc.) need during that multi-decade lifetime accurate product- and MRO-data that will exist many times longer than the lifetime of a design or production process and the than used applications. They are already many years perished when the product is still in use . . .

874 Daniel Collico
Managing Partner at AlphaZetta

Kind of natural thing is you have developed your career in Sciences. You fool yourself or your organization if you cheat data.

875 Esteban
Solution Engineer at Teradata
876 Marina Negro
Data and information systems manager at CCAMLR

I truly believe in the premise postulated by the manifesto

877 Einar Clementz
Enterprise Information Architect at DNB Bank

Data Centric is the way to get out of data copies all over.

878 Stuart Holtby
Business Architect at Allstar Tech

The goal is to have both the business and IT build a foundation of communication, respect and trust to accumulate knowledge, increase clarity and build trust.

879 Steve Sandberg
Principle Data Architect at Cargill

We are standing up an organization that is dedicated to managing data as a strategic asset. The data-centric manifesto is very much in alignment with this new organization.

880 Rob Harrand
Data Scientist at Avacta
881 Giulio Scotti
Data Architect at Quantyca
882 Yakov Pekar
Engineer, Analytic Infrastructure at HUB International
883 Yao Schultz Zheng
Founder & CEO at E-Mobility Sharing Economy Services

I am glad to get a chance to watch ARONTO online demo, a fantastic framework for implementing and managing microservice-based, connected and steady growing ecosystem apps.
Hope to get a chance to co-create a MVP based on your SaaS solution to showcase our E-Mobility Sharing Economy concept in the near future.

884 Yao Schultz Zheng
Founder & CEO at E-Mobility Sharing Economy Services

I am glad to get a chance to watch ARONTO online demo, a fantastic framework for implementing and managing microservice-based, connected and steady growing ecosystem apps.
Hope to get a chance to co-create a MVP based on your SaaS solution to showcase our E-Mobility Sharing Economy concept in the near future.

885 Baumberger Roland
Head of Data Management at Swiss Geological Survey
886 Kim Cohen
Assistant Professor at Utrecht University, Fac. Geosciences

I agree with the position taken

887 Saurabh Sharma
Tech Mahindra

I agree to the needs listed in the manifesto

888 Tommaso Motta
889 Kellermann Robert
cyber security manager at Siemens AG

all comes down to the critical data
they need to be protected

890 Eugenia Katsnelson
Data Steward at Allstate

I 100% agree with those principles. The data-centric approach is one of the solutions to improve the Data Management state. As Data Management/data-centric approach matures, the roles supporting this concept should be acknowledged to ensure knowledge and practices maintain coherent behavior.

891 João Perneco
Team Leader at Ageas
892 Geanderson Lenz
Chief Data Officer at Boreal Tecnologia
893 John Thompson
Owner at Corvid Analytics

The obsession with tools and applications has not only divided and fractured our internal data environment, but the larger data community as well. Battle lines are drawn around "my tool is best" and rather than work together to solve important problems, we have become tool obsessed and partisan.

894 Rafael
Tech Lead at Vivo Telefonica Brasil
895 Sandro Di Tavi
BI Principal Consultant at Techedge
896 Dan Gschwend
Data Scientist / Information Architect / Data Fabric Product Owner at Amgen

Have been on the same mission for eons - thanks for codifying so clearly!

897 Ariful Islam Mondal
Head of Analytics at Finance House

I am a senior data & analytics practitioner. I believe in transparency and data is the only thing which drives transparency.

898 Alan Viegas Alves
Data Engineer at Accenture
899 Philip Chocolaad
Enterprise Architect at Government
900 Gary Lyle
Retrofit Specialist at Boeing Air Force Retrofit

Easily accessible data is the key to our organization's success in the field.

901 Dustin Aldrich
Information Architect at St. Luke's Health System

This has to happen

902 Yonah Levenson
Metadata and Taxonomy Consultant at Metadata and Meta Data

I'm all about standards, not reinventing the wheel, and breaking down silos.

903 Nancy Feder
Security Analyst at fhi360
904 Paul Versluis
Application Development Manager at Proponent

The truth is in the data, not in the manipulation.

905 Hayes Williams
Head of Data Governance for R&D at Daiichi Sankyo

Lead with the data and follow where it leads.

906 Kim Songco
Senior Consultant at Red Nucleus
907 Katie Larn
Data Architect
908 Hugo Sawezyn
Data Architect at Inetum

I have indeed witnessed that whatever efforts you put in the development and maintenance of an Application-Centric architecture, it will turn into an uncontrollable mess with passing years. It is just a matter of time.

Data-Centric is the new way to go, but people are so much used to Application-Centric that this change of paradigm is met at best with scepticism.

For the future of data, we need to change this state of mind. Spread the word !

909 Aniruddha Ray
VP at Accenture LLP
910 Ashley Williams
911 Tassiana Rugoni de Campos
Big Data Consultant / Professor at FIAP

Data Centric will directly affect the way I work.

912 Fernanda Rossi
Global BI & Analytics Manager at Ab Inbev

This will empower by daily basis work.

913 Monica Cardoso
914 SJ
Principal Consultant at Zifo RnD Solutions

Critical Thinking, Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving can't occur without access to free and FAIR data.

915 Caio Fernandes Pereira Santos
Trainee at Getnet
916 Lara
917 Alexandre Minato
Data IT Executive at Santander

I'm in charge of Data & Analytics at Santander Brazil and I have a mission to change the company to work as Data Centric Company.

Account Director at Terdata

It looks like a good way to help organizations to understand the real importance of data in the near future.

919 Alex Berenguer
Solution Engineer at Teradata
920 Diego Nogare
Chief Data Officer at Lambda3

Data driven approach for center of our business. Data is not just for software, but to improve the decision made!

Data Architect at GAVB

Being Data-Centric is the best way to make your data trully accessible to anyone, including to all your applications. Take care of your data!

922 Cristiano Toledo Marques
Enterprise Data Architecture at Lojas Renner S.A.

i job with data more 15 years.

923 Wagner Rodeski
924 Gabriel Pereira de Oliveirq
Agile Master at Santander
925 Vitor Guilherme Coutinho de Barros Junior
Student at CBPF

It's really important to make people aware of how powerful their information is.

926 Rafael
CTO at 4intelligence
927 Rafael
CTO at 4intelligence

Because I agree with the manifesto

928 William Almeida
Director at Wa solution
929 Rodrigo Diegues Rodrigues
930 Arethusa R Pontes
Superintendente at Itau
931 Mateus Ribeiro Cardoso
Data Science Analyst at Itaú

I agree with all description.

932 Carlos Eduardo de Barros Bettanim
Data Architecture Manager at Banco BV

We are starting to talk about data centric concepts.

933 Thiago Dearo
Customer engineer at Google

Data is the new oil

934 Guilherme Corsi Miranda da Silva
935 Felipe Tadeu de Souza Lima
Director of Analytics at Qintess
936 Marcelo Vicentim
Data Engineer Manager at Via Varejo SA
937 Eduardo Pacini
Client Director at ServiceNow

Tired to see customers struggling to make a powerful use of their data and investing lots of resources to achieve minimum insights.

938 Ricardo de Carvalho Milani

Because in every organization I have worked at, I made more effort to get good data then to analyze it.

939 Lucas Barbosa
Software Engeneering Manager
940 Fernando Luiz Ruicci
Gerente Executivo de Arquitetura, Dados e Segurança da Informação at EDP Brasil
941 Lucas Barbosa
Software Engeneering Manager at Itau bank


942 Alexandre Minato
Data IT Executive at Santander

Im in charge of Data & Analytics at Santander Brazil.

943 Ana Claudia Raucci Totoli
IT Governance Analyst at Santander

In my organization, there is a need for a change of culture with regard to the importance of data, prioritization and urgency in the event of incidents affecting the business

944 Paulo Roman
Coordinator at N/A

I am 100% in favor of the manifesto

945 Bruno Andrade
Manager at Santander

Because i believe in data capabilities can change the world

Coordenador dados at Santander Brasil tecnologia


947 Chu Nnodu
Information Architect at Ajared

Data-centric is the future.

948 Sergio Sansone
ESPECIALIST at Santander
950 Carlos Condell
Data Engineer
951 Alessandro Zito Gomes
Gerente de Big Data at Santander

Acredito no manifesto

952 Ana Sofia Silva Costa
Gerente at Santander
953 Gabriela Nakagawa
Consultant at Red Innovations


954 Cristian Pendenza
Data Engineer at Santander Tecnologia

I’m data engineer enthusiast and my boss told me that are many benefits if we assign this manifesto. I really trust his judgement, so here I am. Now, I’ll read more about it and do my home work.

955 Priscila Leite de Oliveira
IT Governance at Santander

To the quality do data!

956 Lucas Fernando de Castro
Data enginner at Santander
Big Data Engineer at Itaú
958 Vania Trigueiro
Data governance Manager at Santander Bank


959 Marcio de Santana
Manager at EY

Because i beleve in it

960 Karla Couto
Tech lead at Itaú

I want change the situation in my organization

961 John Bedoya
Data Scientist at EDP
962 Walter
Manager at Itau

In Data we trust

963 Mikel Egaña Aranguren
Assistant Professor at University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
964 Iker Urrutia
965 Afonso Menino
Product Owner Analytics at Itaú Unibanco | Itaú BBA

This is the most effective way of using data to generate value for business and for people.

966 Leonardo P. Inácio
software engineering coordinator at Itaú-unibanco

Over years of experience in software engineering, i've seen many problems with companies loosing references to their master data, because they are always oriented by software. I would like to discuss how we can make data driven the big companies with lot of data.

967 Duleep Vasu
Business Analyst at Swiss Re Global Business Solutions
968 Pedro Preto
Data steward at Euronext
969 Felipe Yuji Okochi
coordinator at Makro
970 Mazen Al-Habib
Student at IE University
971 Anderson Teodoro Alves
Jurídico Paralegal at Itaú Unibanco


972 Buck Flannigan
Vice President, Global Partners at Fluree

Fluree's Mission

973 Hadi
student at ie university
974 Ahmad Almutawa
Student at IE University
975 lala
976 fatimah
977 fatimah
978 fatimah
979 Ali
Student at IE University
980 Ali Al-Bedaiwi
Student at IE University
981 Antonio Miguel Bonacin
Solutions Architect at Tenbu
982 Isaac Apenteng
Information Security Manager at Hubtel Limited
983 Azmi
Data Analytics at IE Univeristy
984 Ramvelu Ramanathan
IT system specialist at Saudi Aramco

To considering data centric approach in future application design

985 Fahad alsaleh
Business system analyst at ARAMCO
Section Head of RT Area Training at Saudi Aramco

strong believe in the approach of the data centric paradigm.

987 Ahmed
student at ie

because i am data-centric aware!

988 Majid Alghimlas
Student at IE school
989 test
private at private
990 Mohammad AlBuAli
Project Lead Engineer at IE
991 Jan-Iwo Jäkel
PhD Candidate
992 Sultan
Student at IE

I want to know more about it

993 Marie-Louise Boisseau
Founder & Consultant at Bizper

...Because it perfectly translates my observations and intuition gained in software implementation and change management projects. Without a common, system-independent semantic denominator enterprise architecture is built on sand.

994 Steve Case
Data-Centric Ambassador / Director of Business Dev at Semantic Arts
995 Scott Henninger
seniro (Journeyman) ontologist at Semantic Arts

Throughout my IT career, a primary industry concern has been the accidental creation of data silos caused by narrowly focusing on individual applications, instead of enterprise concerns. Primary focus on data, which is the most valuable community of an enterprise, and developing applications around enterprise data strategies, is the one great hope of removing data silos and creating truly integrated applications in support of improved business processes.

996 Cedric Charlier
Head of Data & Integration at Elia
997 Mark Wallace
Ontologist, Software Architect at Semantic Arts

I've been in software development in some form for 3 decades, and I know that most applications stove-pipe their data, making it hard to integrate and analyze. Using web-scale data modeling standards and taking a data-centric focus, I believe organizations can greatly reduce the effort and cost of leveraging data/information/knowledge.

998 Jessica Talisman
Senior Taxonomist at Overstock
999 Marina Capuano
Sr. Software Systems Engineer at Kegman, inc
1000 Phil Taylor
Founder at CyberStasys Limited

One reason I got into this space was due to many clients asking me the same repeated question over and over: how do they represent common discoverable business/organizational concepts (people, organizations, roles, events, things… etc) that retain live expressive consistency across the organization, as they adapt over time, and due to business internal/external change…?

Traditional application-centric and data warehousing approaches were spawning myriad representations and introduced inconsistencies that hurt at both operational and regulatory level. One of the drivers for this difficulty is in the patterns and tooling available to architects and developers. We need to change this and make data the universal center, and provide the tools, patterns, and access to support this.

1001 Scott Saunders
CEO at Semantic Data Goup

Semantic data group and intelligent data group agree 100% with the manifestos purpose. Data must be democratized and available to those non data persons on the edge

1002 Rosselet
Business Data Lead at Cargill

For integrity purposes, 200% convinced and 200% aligned with the Manifesto.

1003 Damir
CEO at The Rynalty Group
1004 Dorian Cougias
Co-Founder at Unified Compliance
1005 Stuart Neil
Senior Test Analyst at Sopra Steria

It’s very badly needed, as it was 30 years ago, but especially now as organisations become more distributed and rely on multiple packaged software applications and cloud databases.

1006 Amity Townsend
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1007 Veronika Haderlein-Högberg
Senior Data Science Architect at Fraunhofer Gesellschaft e.V.
1008 Kubicek
Studentin at Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
1009 Sandra Pereira
BI Specialist at Seguradora Líder
1010 Philip Guerrero
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1011 Campschroer
Business analist / consultant

All help is welcome.
Data hasn’t a visible cost component, it’s value is only seen whenever it’s lost. How can we get it on the balance sheet?

1012 Daan Rijsenbrij
Digital Architect at Rijsenbrij Digitecture BV
1013 Polymnia Vasilopoulou
Project Officer at ERA

Committing myself to bring the focus on data in my Organisation.

1014 Jack Jones
Co-Founder at WiseDesign

This manifesto correctly expresses my view of data and the need for logical data models that are system independent.

1015 Angelo Veltens
Software Development Consultant at codecentric

Splitting applications from data is key to an innovative future. We need to re-use existing data, from within an enterprise, but also from user-controlled personal data vaults accross the world wide web.

1016 Rosselet
Business Data Lead at Cargill
1017 Henrique de Almeida Moura
Head de Soluções at Netcon Américas

The data-centric manifesto is a big step for corporations to start making decisions based on data. It will help in the correct measurement of the indicators, promoting the achievement of institutional objectives.

1018 Lars Ruddigkeit
Senior Software Architect at UBS Business Solution AG

You can have data without information but information is not possible without data. The manifesto resonates with me.

1019 Luc
Analyst at Consultor indep
1020 Carlos F. Enguix
Freelancer/R&D Researcher at Freelancer/R&D Researcher

I understand/support the data-centric manifesto which may also support current technological trends such as SOLID, and, complement open data/open science/open source initiatives

Analista de sistemas at Embratel SA
1022 Claude-Alain Glauser
Solution Unit Manager at Trivadis

I fully aggree with the points that data is key and very often architecture around it is a mess....

1023 test
1024 Stefano
IT Business Partner at Leonardo SpA

Firmely convinced this revolution has to begin, right here, right now

1025 Guillaume Réville
PO Client DATA at ITM AI

I experienced the benefit!

1026 Jay Yu, Ph.D.
Distinguished Engineer and Architect at Intuit

Elevating Data to be a first-class citizen in Enterprise Architecture is a must in the modern AI/ML era. Data (and its Semantics) is the King, a lot more valuable and durable than Applications.

1027 Mario Renau
Product Director - Data Leader at ITI
1028 Shaghayegh khodkameh
Statiction at Allameh tabatabi
1029 Riccardo GHERARDI
Founder at ARCUM

After decades spent on large organisations to build ODS, BI then NoSQL and Hadoop data sets, I am trying to figure out the best way to deal with Data as simply as we did in the 60's Data Centers with todays Cloud and IA technologies...

1030 Geoff Porritt
Director / Independent Consultant at ENOS Limited

The journey ahead is a long and arduous one and will no doubt require significant investment into (re?) educating key contributors. However, if organisations are going to gain true data agility, this will be a necessary one.

Failure to do so will result in them being strangled by ongoing maintenance costs, either through increased complexity or being tied into specific vendors.

1031 Sebastian Dölle
CEO at Datanomic AG

Systems change, data persist...

1032 Sebastian Dölle
CEO at Datanomic AG

Systems change, data persist...

1033 William Gainey
Lead Architect at EHI

As it is implemented consistently and based on standards, Data Centric Architecture will be critical to the success and sustainability of all organizations.

1034 Penny Anderson
Solution Director at FeatureIT Limited

Enterprise system complexity should better match the reality of the concepts they represent. We need to design future data models and the systems that use them with this in mind.

1035 Rebecca J Younes
Ontologist at Semantic Arts
1036 Bob Lucas
Managing Partner at L+A Law Firm

We need to make information systems Lean in order to go the next level

1038 Stergio Papahatzis
COB at OraSys S.A.

Because I believe tha is the only feasible solution, at least for now.

1039 Natalia Startseva
agile coach at bmw

to support the data centric activity and raise awareness

1040 Arrissa Hill
Cybersecurity Analyst
1041 Ivo Velitchkov

I've been teaching and preaching these principles for a decade.

1042 Yves Mulkers
CEO at 7wData

My view on data in an organization, is that data is created and then goes on a journey through the organization to be enriched by processes and travelling through various systems. This perfectly aligns with the Data-Centric Manifesto.

1043 Edmund Charumbira
Head of Data at Gmaven

There a lot of failure in application design due to people missing this notion.

1044 Paolo Caminiti
1045 Rami
Student at IE
1046 Paulo Azevedo
Team Leader / Data Engineer at Banco do Brasil
1047 Ruben Sardaryan
CEO & Owner at Infocratic, Inc.

In my decades of experience I have evolved to look at businesses through the lens of data lifecycles. I think digital economy will eventually embrace only data-centric organizations. Others will dwindle because of inefficiency.

1048 Lukasz Kaczmarek
1049 Marina
Project Officer at European Union Agency for Railways

To promote a common understanding and to put it on practice within my organization

1050 Malkit Singh
Data Engineer at xenonstack


1051 sumeet muju
Architect at AstraZeneca
1052 Vladimir Kozlov
freelancer at freelancer

I am sure that this is the future in data management

1053 Pietro Urso
Senior Expert at Porsche Consulting

In a context of rapid digitization of processes and products in new domains like automotive, it is of paramount importance that we act immediately, educating the newbies and fostering data-centric architectures.

1054 Wladimir Taranoff
Consultant at Taranoff conseil

Want to contribute and accelerate the shift of mindset toward data-centricity and minimize the desapperance of companies due to wrong mindset

1055 David Sigos
Principal at Education

My data belongs to me.

1056 Mark Kitson
Managing Principle at Capco

Is there any other way?

1057 Mark Kitson
Managing Principal at Capco

Is there any other way?

Data Engineer at Amazon
1059 Abdelhadi Ahmedi
1060 Gustavo de Assis Costa
Professor at IFG - Campus Jataí

I'm signing this Manifesto because I really believe in the data-centric approach as a way to increase the quality and efficiency of systems and organizations.

1061 Ian McGaw

Everyone needs to be able to own and manage their data and information regardless of the platform or application.

1062 Peter Robinson
ERP consultant and project manager at Self-employed

ERP has failed business users. We must find a better way of deploying and managing ERP type solutions. I believe that a data -centric approach could be the answer to this challenge.

1063 Richard Clouter
Founder & Director at 24 Capital Limited

I whole-heartedly support this initiative.

I’ve seen these challenges time and again over 20 years working across the Risk & Finance domains in the Financial Services sector, focused on organisation-level capital adequacy assessment, and enterprise-wide risk management.

Application landscapes & self-reinforcing mindsets have evolved to become a straight-jacket, stifling growth, agility and innovation.

1064 Neal T Oswald
coo at Concentra Bank

Its the right thing to do!

1065 Eduardo Cezar Barbosa
Solution Architect at n/a
1066 Raviv Lerech
Operator at Plasson

1. To follow and learn about the idea/s.
2. To find out if there's value in it for my company.

1067 Kenji Yonekawa
Technical Engineer at NRI
1068 Gary Alan DeJong
Data Scientist at Criterion
1069 Aftab Chaudary
Director Data Infrastructure & Governance at

I agree with the tenets of the manifesto. It solves for the huge problem of data silos by centralizing data stores everywhere in the organization.

1070 linyuan
engineer at bytedance
1071 Will Readhead
Director at Synergiste Consulting Limited

After many years of experience working with technology in Financial Services, the premise of the manifesto resonates with me. Both end-users and technologists are typically more interested/motivated in a 'shiny new' application than in the quality of the data the underpins successful processes.

1072 Ivan Jacobs
Founder at AI4U
1073 Manifesto Pete
Chief Manifesto Officer at Stupid Manifestos Inc

This manifesto reads like it was written by a person who should not be writing manifestos. High Noise, No Signal.

1074 donovan jansen
Technical Executive at Pep
1075 Dennis Brown
Data Architecture and Data Governance Competency Lead at Fusion Alliance

I have been looking for this approach for years. It has always been obvious to me that data is more valuable that the coming and going software that manipulates it. I’m excited to see this initiative.

1076 Mark Davey
Founder at IQEquity Ltd

My expertise is within digital asset management systems. I have come to the exact same conclusion and have been building data models that are independent of applications. So happy to sign.


1077 Wendy Mazur
Entrepreneur at Deloitte

Reinventing how we operate is imperative. And I love challenging status quo.

1078 Paul Giordano
COO at Q-One

Have been saying this for years. Now, there's a movement! And, I'm all in.

1079 Guido Pezzin
Manager at Innovation People

Agree on principles.

1080 Juan Martín Guillén
Software Architect at Telecom

Because this is what I've been trumpeting for years

1081 Justin Siljeur
CEO at Petanque NXT Africa

I believe that data centricity is the driver for a new inter-connected society and world. Data is the key business asset and should not be dependent on any applications.

1082 Thomas Kopica
Consultant at Ginkgo Management Consulting GmbH

Data is the new oil and trends don't replace the foundations. As the durability of applications decrease data should be decoupled from them.

1083 Sarra Margi
1084 Magda Pauwels
Data Manager at Deloitte NL
1085 Don Bowden
CEO at Builderchain, Inc
1086 Ben Meek
EVP, Strategy and Growth at Utilligent
1087 David Regalado
Data Engineer at Clevertech
1088 Neil Belford
CTO at Utilligent

It is a long overdue initiative. One that has been brought into being by people who have carefully articulated the real problem at the heart of enterprise architecture, and given clarity to the simple solution to that problem.

1089 Jason Lundy
Head of Sales at ServicePlus

I'm in!

1090 Phil Ogilvie
1091 Ishan Dadhich
Solution Architect at Canadian Tire
1092 Deyse Barros
Data Analytics at Consultora

Quero estar cada vez mais imersa na comunidade e ajudar a disseminar a cultura dos dados.

1093 David Walley
Principal at David Walley Computer Consulting

I was inspired to find kindred spirits who gave me a clear perspective on what has been a nagging but undefined problem in my mind and in my work.

1094 Chen Liu
Beijing, China at DGWorkshop (Beijing) Technology Ltd.

support the next generation system praradigm

1095 Trey Botard
Dev Advocate at Fluree
1096 Julio Cesar Barbour Oliveira
Sr. Data Scientist at IQVIA

I’m member of OHDSI community and we are spreading in the world ideas about the importance of data governance, standardization and common data models in the healthcare field in order to scale data analytics solutions.

1097 Marco Antonio Mongalo III
CEO at Perignosia

I believe in data-centricity. It allows our data to be interoperable as well as easy to comprehend.

1098 Tamra Rich
Solutions Architect at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

Businesses have been trying to use bandaids to resolve major symptoms (data silos, excessive integration costs, bad data integrity) in their business processes and models forever... it's time to cure the root cause of this disease and take care of the issues from the root.

1099 Pete McBride
CEO at Karora Technologies Inc
1100 Sasha D. Lazerevich (Saša D. Lazarević)
Full Professor at Belgrade university, FON, Dept. of Software Engineering

Because I completely share the opinion with what is stated in the manifesto.

1101 Levy
CEO at INTLEKT Metadata

Because I agree:

1102 Marta
Técnica de formación

Porque es fundamental proteger y gestionar adecuadamente, con responsabilidad y en beneficio de todos la ingente cantidad de datos recopilados que afectan a la privacidad, seguridad de las personas.

1103 Karine Halpern
President at Transmedia Ready
1104 Jean-Jacques URBAN-GALINDO
Consultant at Urban-Galindo Conseil

I think that web2.0 is a dead end, we must take a different path: that of the search for concision, synthesis, in French "extraire la substantifique moelle"
This approach seems to me to go in this direction

1105 William Vasu
President at CyberAccess, Inc.
1106 Marie-France Watson
Manager, Academic and Int'l Events at Concordia University

After transforming our event services to digital this past year and seeing the redundancies do several departments all trying to find the same solutions at the same time (as opposed to pooling ressources) I see a great importance in this movement. We've experienced a collective change management condensing 10 years into one as we digitize work (classes, administration, etc)

1107 Shaoping Wu
Sr. Principle Data Lifecycle Managment at Novartis
1108 Patrick Renton
Data Analyst

I have the same beliefs about the future.

1109 Nick Lynch
Data Lead at Curlew Research

Data are the key asset

1110 Sinan Ismaila
Network Administration at NOUN-ACETEL

One of my goals is one day to change NOUN-ACETEL to data-centric, and I think I can achieve this here

1111 Pavel Pohanka
DDS® technology consultant

I believe that data centricity is a shift in thinking that will lead to more sustainable and productive businesses.
Every organization should comprehend how they can benefit from data centricity.
Data visibility, data accessibility, data interoperability, and more understandable data that can be linked together are the benefits or outcomes of data centricity. The key to that is to start with a shared enterprise data model that is simple and extensible.
That should be the data strategy for future organizations.

1112 Subra Honganoor
Analytics Practice Lead at OM Group

I strongly believe data is a strategic asset and must be exploited to gain competitive advantage.

1113 fulai zhou
Senior manager at Jera

Being a data management manager, Data-centric approach is absolutely a right approach

1114 Andrey Lino Luiz
BI Analyst at Itau Unibanco

Because data can be change our vision about real life concepts.
With data we have a power to broke paradigms and status quo, focusing in rational decisions.

The data centric manifesto show mentality about decoupling and siplifies interation to provide new data and decisions

1115 Khanh Chau
Solutions Architect at Northern Trust

I agree there're huge leaps in data application technologies in past decade to help better manage data. However... large organizations are often faced with brown-field approach -- which leads to high costs of integrating and operationalizing the many disparate systems. The risks can be overwhelming and increasingly challenging to mitigate.

The data-centric manifesto is a much needed for a rethinking.

1116 Luca Bellettati
Software Developer at R3GIS

Data is everything

1117 Laurent GODINEAU
Manager of the 'Financial Data' Dept at Groupe La Poste (French postal company)

To fit the transformation of our business, our Group has to change from a mindset based on process to a data centric organization.

1118 Yuri Simione
Partner, consultant at Next 2U Consulting Srl

After more than 20 years of experience in the information management field, this manifesto describes exactly what I have rarely ever seen in real implementations but it is certainly what I recommend to my clients. Constantly I observe that everyone underestimates the cost of managing solutions and data that don't follow the Data-Centric Manifesto.

1119 Israel Hoffmann
Software Engineering Lead

Love the idea of applying Occam's razor to IT Landscapes

1120 Franck TIA
Ingénieur BI at Société générale
1121 Enis
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Owner at TJMorris dba ACIR, ACO, ACE,

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1123 Lydia L Black
Enterprise Principal Architect at Cotiviti

Been living and preaching this mindset for 20 years...

1124 Raj
Strategic at Indiaspora
1125 Dessislava
1126 Johannes Mutter
Founder at neu thinking

The „ingredient“ data needs to exist separately from the temporary interactions with „chefs“, „recipes“ and composed „dishes“ – to stress a kitchen analogy.

1127 Chiel Reemer
owner at Conscious Web Consultancy

Because I believe in a data/centric future and that it will not only be more efficient and more safe, but it will also give back the data, and thereby the power, to whom it belongs: the creator of the data.

1128 Karin de Beer
Product Owner at ThiemeMeulenhoff

I believe in this filosofy!

1129 Marc Vanderperren
Head of Sector at Publications Office of the European Union
1130 Nikolay Borissov
CTO at Risklick AG

Having clean data management is key in AI applications.

1131 Tijl Dullers
Owner at TUNE-IT
1132 Pascal Négros
Executive advisor and R&D at Arch4IE
1133 Simon Cross

The systems of large organizations are falling apart.

1134 Gabi Ochman
Principal Architect at K2view
1135 Bruno Ricardo
Cyber Security Risk Manager at Itau

1. I believe in the manifesto.
2. I want receive updates about it.
3. I will make the difference.

1136 Bruno Ricardo
Cyber Security Risk Manager at Itau

Because I believe that data is make the difference today.

1137 Sercan Tarhanci
Data Management Officer at Roche AG

I am full on this, too.

I believe this is NOT a revolution against the "code" as many application developers might assume, in opposite, I believe data-centric approaches will enable more meaningful and impactful code development multiple the impact of the software by better leverage of DATA.

I believe by being data-centric, we can enable a better future for our children in multiple areas of the society, not only in technology and business.

1138 Wesley Finck
Holochain developer at Sprillow

Because the future possibilities of a data-centric internet paradigm are more exciting and are more likely to support self-governing open societies (something very important to me!)

1139 Darko Šoš
Senior Oracle Developer at IGT

Most of my professional life I've been working with data-centric software. The fact that all of these projects are live (and kickin') for over 25 years, proves that this kind of architecture is very solid and robust. This time period spans from almost-no to almost-all web technologies and everything in between. There must be something in it.
I definitely agree with that the app cannot and should not own the data.

1140 Sachkov Dmitriy
Chief expert? Data Steward at АО "Техническая инспекция ЕЭС"

Two times true

1141 Jakub Klímek
Assistant professor at Charles University
1142 Maik Bastiaens
Integration Manager at NXP

Because we need to change to stay on top of the market

1143 Doug Needham
Data Scientist

I've been working with data for a long time. My feelings about data use in the enterprise align closely with the manifesto.

1144 Tomaz Gornik
CEO at Better Ltd

We have been advocating for a data-centric approach to healthcare for over a decade. Future applications, apps and algorithms will be based on a vendor-neutral clinical data repository which provides a cradle-to-grave, longitudinal patient record and serves as a single source of truth. As long as data is tightly coupled with applications like in today’s leading EHRs, we will make only incremental improvements.

1145 Rachel Dunscombe
CEO at NHS Digital Academy / NHS

Data saves lives and fragmented feral data does the opposite. We have let far too may (100's) of formats for the same data proliferate in health care. It is time to engineer this professionally to save lives and improve lives.

1146 James Bodsworth
Product Manager at Taylor & Francis
1147 Nick Elliott
Director at Digital Health Advisory

I have been pursuing this approach for 25 years and keen to see gain traction.

1148 Jordi Piera-Jiménez
Director of the Digital Health Strategy at Catalan Health Service
1149 Osama Elhassan
Specialist at Dubai Health Authority
1150 Jan-Eric Slot MB MSc MBA CHCIO
Expert semantic interoperability at MoH the Netherlands

Finally unlock the data from their application prison.

1151 Martin Curley
Director, Digital Transformation at HSE
1152 Martin Curley
Director, Digital Transformation at HSE
1153 Steve Abbot
Lecturer (and ex NHS ICS CIO) at Open University

Data is usually ‘the’ critical asset and will persist beyond the useful life of any application.

1154 Steve Abbott
Lecturer (former NHS ICS CIO) at Open University

Data is usually ’the’ critical asset in an organisation and normally persists beyond the life of any application.

1155 Kanthan Theivendran
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at NHS

This manifesto echos the ideal data architecture for health care information technology. If we are to saves lives and improve health care and lives of patients we must adopt this approach.

1156 Juan Luis Cruz
CIO at 12 de Octubre University Hospital
1157 Manish Patel
CEO at
1158 Jeff Robson
Manager at Veracyte

I am in the Digital Healthcare Masters program offered by the University of Barcelona and interested in this movement

1159 Rob Blagden
Director of Libraries, Technology and Information at University of Gloucestershire

Vendors charge huge sums for applications which lock in our data, we need a more flexible and open approach so that one dataset can be managed by a series of smaller tools to open up the market place and reduce the power of the big players who perhaps work more for profit than the good of the data.

1160 Omar Fogliadini
Managing partner at LIFEdata

Because I am struggling every day with customers that want to become data-driven but their CIOs are defending the infrastructure, not data

1161 suci
Data engineering team lead at micron

Agree most of the principles

1162 Kevin McDonnell
CEO at Datalla Group
1163 Sergi Iglesia
Head of Unit Technical Secretariat at Fundació Salut Empordà
1164 Agnieszka Zak
HR & Communication Manager at Better Deutschland GmbH

I am very much in favour of data-centric approach and strongly support 1163 other colleagues/specialsts who have already signed the Data-Centric-Manifesto.
"Data is a key asset of any organization and hoarding it in proprietary and complex apps is a mistake." Only with good data quality, one can make good decisions that may save lives of other human beings.
Let´s free the data from complex applications!

1165 Alastair Allen
CTO at Better

The only way to achieve “interoperability” is to stop moving data around with Apis and ETLs. A data-centric approach is the only way to create systems that are interoperable.

1166 Evelyn Hovenga
CEO at eHealth Education Pty Ltd

I have held this view for many years....

1167 Panos Stafylas
Scientific Director/HTA Consultant at HealThink

Fully agree with the fundamental principles.
Consider the value of the available health data in large organisations to support at the same time regulatory, access, HTA, reimbursement, clinical, organisational and financial decisions.
Data is the centre of the universe!

1168 Fabio Lia
Director at Infor
1169 Thomas Gremm
IT Architect at BMW Group

I believe in the power of RDF, graphs and semantic WITH data ;)

1170 Stephen Hollister
CEO at TriSplit, Inc.

This is the story of my 50 year career in programming from cards in FORTRAN to HTML, JS, and Node.js. As a subject matter expert and computer engineer, I have written over a million lines of code, a lot of which became obsolete and a lot of it was for converting data from one app to another.

I call it code and data integration hell. There is a reason why PLM and Digital Twin systems cost so much and then fail. The computing world should be more than competing battles between zero-sum suites.

It's not clear what the goal is here, but TriSplit ( is my solution. It was started in 2014 and has gone through three working revisions on the desktop. It will be available to all online starting in the spring of 2022. It's like YouTube for code and data in a universal form where anyone can wrap pieces together to create new solutions with no programming. Advertising and SaaS revenue services will be provided.

TriSplit splits the app into three plug-and-play components of data, code, and UI. It does things not possible ay other way. It defines a universal and open definition for any program data and data structure using JSON files. Data can be defined independently from apps. It will provide an open and universal API for code, data, and UI.

TriSplit will provide large repositories of universal data, code and UIs that include table/grid data and geometry.

The biggest historical problem in computer science is OOP in the form of classes unique to each computing language. Data and code need to be split and not encapsulated internally in an app and defined by one group. Global and open data definitions need to be defined by subject matter experts that cross all horizontal, vertical, and longitudinal markets.

1171 Francisco
CMO at Costaisa Group
1172 Damià Valero-Bover
Data Scientist at Catalan Health Service
1173 Nick Whalen
Architect, Data Engineering at Novartis
1174 Francis Quintal Lauzon
Director of Innovation at Clemex

Because I believe that all ideas, innovation, improvement come from data in one form or another.

1175 Francis Quintal Lauzon
Director of Innovation at Clemex

Because I believe that all ideas, innovation, improvement come from data in one form or another.

1176 Yves Bassat
Ceo at Clemex Technologies Inc
1177 Maria Teresa Massaro

We ti do something about it.

1178 Peter Schuhmacher
Healthcare System Strategic Advisory at Wemedoo

Health data have the same fate as the earth's climate : all the interrelationship and correlations have been known more than 30 years - it's time to act.

1179 Iztok Štotl

The way we utilize heath data today makes me realy sad.

1180 Gert-Jan Aaftink
Owner at px-alpha

Data outlives applications. It's really that simple.

1181 Iztok Dernovšek
Non executive member of the management at Better d.o.o.

Data managemnt is our way of life

1182 Luís Rúdi Afonso Silva
Gerente de Governança de Dados at SulAmérica
1183 Nikola Cihoric
Founder at Wemedoo AG

Medical science, patients, physicians, and nurses have suffered enough from the application-centric approach. It is time to liberate the data and give access to those who may extract the largest benefit from it.

1184 Susanne O’Neill
Director Data Governance - Workplace Technology at Fidelity Investments

I believe in Data and its ability to transform our business. To do that we must acknowledge the power of data and its potential. This is one step in that process.

1185 Susanne O’Neill
Director Data Governance - Workplace Technology at Fidelity Investments

I believe in the power of data and the principles/elements of this manifesto.

1186 Andrea Splendiani

I have been advocating a data centric approach since long!

1187 michael faloney
1188 michael faloney
Enterprise Information Architect at Canada Revenue Agency

I believe in data centricity and that access to data should be managed in the presentation layer, dynamically by designing systems with adequate metadata to automate access and processes such as lifecycle managment.

1190 Laura Wachs
Director, Data Analytics & Business Insights at Catalant Technologies

Because there is only one thing that all technologists can agree on: that we have no conception of the breadth of technologies and tools coming at us in the not-too-distant future. The only thing we can say, then, is that there will always be a requirement to interpret existing data through a new technology. How, then, does it make any sense to start anywhere else but the data? A rose by any other name -- and persisted in a relational database or a graph, in a JSON string or a COBOL copybook -- would still smell as sweet.

1191 François Rosselet
Business Data Lead at Cargill/Ocean Transportation
1192 Sylvain Mossière
CEO & Founder at Skillspotting SA

Data can contribute to chaos and ignorance... or knowledge and wisdom. I signed this manifesto for data to elevate humanity and its bots.

1193 Nathan Kershaw
Clinical Informatician at Kershaw Anaesthesia and Informatics

Because it is spot on and the way in which we need to head in my industry. The alternative is a deepening mess that will only get worse!

1194 Dr martin wilson
Clinical leader IT at Pegasus Health (Charitable) Ltd

so tru

1195 Tassos TAGARIS
Administration at TAGAN IKE
1196 Alan Michaels
Owner / Industry Reseach at Industry Building Blocks LLC

To simplify our collective understanding of the global economy (and, to the extent possible, normalize industry classification systems used around the world)

1197 Brent
Clinician at ADHB

I have worked with applications and data formats which do not stick to simple, data first, non-proprietary structures and find that they are inefficient, not fit for purpose, and very difficult and expensive to maintain and update.

1198 Eric Riutort
Leadership Partner at Gartner

Data is at the heart of everything, process brings life to the data.

1199 Geoff Cardwell
Healthcare consumer at NA

To ensure easy and secure access to my own data when used in IT service providers' applications.

1200 Stein Sætersdal
Consultant at Teleplan Consulting

I have read the Data-Centric Revolution book, and enjoyed it a lot. The book was recommended to me.

1201 John Steinbeck
Developer at McKesson
1202 Nadja Schäfer
Global lead Data Literacy and Data Culture at Roche Diagnostics
1203 Bjørn Næss
Clinical applications developer/manager at DIPS AS

Working with eHealth for 10+ years in a company with 30+ years of experience, we have learned that new innovation within health and care need a base of good data definitions and quality of data.

1204 Michael Anywar
Researcher at University Hospital, Schleswig Holstein
1205 Irina Filitovich
Senior Data Analyst at EPAM Systems

I believe in this approach and I am committed to facilitating this transformation.

1206 João Felipe Chiarelli Bourscheid
Senior Software Developer at Plusoft

Application-centric development is based on functions that works in 2 dimensional parameter X argument world. Thus, you need a lot of effort to construct some meaning.

In other hand, Data-centric development is based on dataframes that works in three dimensional world: lines, columns and value. So, you can express much more meaning with less effort.

Well, for unstructured data as audio and video, application-centric works well. However, for structured data of Information Systems data-centric can work much better because of nature of business rules that depends on multiples rules with multiples parameters each (control table).

In conclusion, it's time for evolve Information Systems of organizations from 2 to 3 dimensional to avoid the messy codebase and unleash the data potencial of the organizations!

1207 Fabio Caldas
IT Manager at BV

Because I strong believe we should use data as first class citizien and not applications

1208 Camila da Silva Monteiro
CEO at MontechIT

Por acreditar que a gestão e consumo de dados transforma empresas e a sociedade, em tudo que se aplica.

1209 Alexandre Poda
Data Governance Leader

“To be data-driven, an organization must be Metadata-driven”

1210 Brendan O'Brien
Data Architect at Consultant

Great to come across this movement that aims to assert data assets to their rightful places. So many times I have tried to work with datasets from divergent silos with the usual bad data quality. If we can increase awareness and change the mindset of senior mgmt. things can so easily be different and better for everyone.

1211 Roger
Data Scientist at RR DataSolutions

I believe we need to prepare for the next generation of dataproduction

1212 Felipe Barasnevicius Vides
Gerente de Engenharia de Dados
1213 Eliya Elon
Sr. Director of Growth Operations and Data at Rapid7
Data enginer at Itau Unibanco s.a

To build a data mesh

1215 Sagar Suri
Senior Manager, Data Engineering at Rapid7

Because I am tired of messy data ecosystems and want to be part of the data revolution!

1216 Thiago Bianchi
Data Science Manager at Itaú
1217 Ed Carter
Founder, CEO at CartersFarm Software

A commitment to small ideas.

1218 Prasad Alavilli

I subscribe to the data-centric mindset.


Data and information should be linked to the company core capabilities.


Information and data should be linked with the company core capability map.

1221 josiane carinhanha rios
Analista at Itau

The data is the most important value from society.

1222 Suvrat Bansal
Founder at Stellar Data Labs LLC

Believe in every word of it. We are not only building a product based on these very principles, but we also strongly believe in the opportunities these principles can create, once organizations adopt them at the core

1223 Floris Kleemans
Founder at FOCAFET Foundatio

Data centric designs are the only design option available for symmetric, neutral, inclusive and self-sovereign control of data.

1224 Michael Dieckmann
CIO at Florida Polytechnic University

We are rearchitecting our IT business systems and enterprise data management platforms and wish to pursue the principles espoused in the data-centric manifesto.

1225 Geoffrey Machin
Information Architect at Cirium

The problems and examples provided almost exactly describe current state. We want to change this.

1226 Koen Triangle
Solution Lead Digital Twin at imec
1227 Koen Triangle
1228 Roger Lemmens
Director Digital Technologies Health at Imec

Strong believer of data driven disruptive innovation in health

1229 Maarten Burssens
Senior ICT business partner at imec
1230 Stefan Lefever
Technical Director at Imec

We are doing applied innovation the context of dataspaces, data privacy (e.g. Solid), data-evidence-based policies and are focussing on smart data, which should have much more attention to boost application innovation.

1231 Philippe Michiels
Lead architect at imec EDiT
1232 Romain Freydiger
Lead Software Architect at Masteos

Want to get best practice to implement a data-centric approach to our tech (in contrast of domain-centric approach which was the alternative)

1233 Volker Hoja
PM at
1234 Nele Schouteden
R&D data manager at Imec vzw

Because “duh” - you organize your applications to your data (business) needs, not the other way around.

1235 Sophie Angenot
Managing Partner at QuaData

Because l’m convinced the analysis is correct and we need to restore the balance between the attention for technology and the attention for data.

1236 Wouter Van den Bosch
Program Manager Public Health at Imec vzw

#datasaveslives - Or at least it has the potential to do so at much greater scale, if we broadly implemented these principles. Spearheading a multi-stakeholder initiative to do exactly that here in for Health Data in Belgium.

1237 Axel Maeyens
Owner at NOAX NV

Because it’s right to be data-centric

1238 Bart
1239 Christophe Cop
Co-founder at Konsolidate
1240 Christophe Cop
Co-founder at Konsolidate
1241 Sjors Takes
data solution architect at sqlsjors

I'm signing the manifest because I've seen many horrors in data land which could have been avoided by following the principles described here.

1242 Nicole Mark
Data Management Program Analyst at Olive AI
1243 Lambrecht
Product Transparency Architect at DataFastlane

Because exactly this data centric approach can provide a company a competitive advantage which can we counted in ´ x years ahead’ . Without this, no digital innovation possible.

1244 Ann Lambrechtt
Product Transparency Architect at DataFastlane

Because adopting this approach is necessary for any digital innovation . Starting now can give a competitive advantage of being ´X years ahead’

1245 fertozudo
solution architect at Schneider

Progreess and innovation in our societies will increase.

1246 Rick Meynen
Project manager ICT & Innovation at STIB-MIVB

Currently a small number of private company have a monopoly on the data available worldwide. With innovation and public interest in mind, I don't think this is sustainable.

1247 Johanna Krijnsen
Senior Information professional at Inholland

I am signing the data-centric manifesto to get things done!

1248 François Scharffe
CEO at The Data Chefs

Organizations will become data centric or die.

1249 Damien Marichal
1250 mehmet sinan esgin
solution architect at agesa
1251 sam boyer
Principal Engineer at Grafana Labs

It covers a number of the essential principles that i've come to decide are crucial for any data-centric discipline, including observability, which is Grafana Labs' primary focus.

1252 laura
Gerente de Gobierno de Datos y Analítica at Universidad Empresarial Siglo XXI

Parce que je suis d'accord avec ça et parce que je souffre de la réalité.

1253 Peter Bouwdewijn
Solution Architect at

Re-inventing the wheel has become the center of a lot of modern day IT efforts. We need a radical shift away from mundane integration efforts to a platform approach with data at its center.

1254 Suzanne Jozefowicz
Managing Director at Incorvus Ltd.

Digital is data-centric. Digital metamorphosis embodies this fundamental shift of perspective on computing. Digital transformation fails because it lacks this change of perspective.

1255 James
Data Advocate at Superb AI

Our company is building a product to enable data-centric AI development!

1256 Michael DeBellis
Independent Researcher and Consultant at

There are few books that fundamentally changed the way I view software development. Until recently, the last one was Extreme Programming explained by Kent Beck. As I read that book it was as if Beck had put into words all the things I believed about how to develop software but couldn't quite express. Reading McComb's books Software Wasteland and The Data Centric Revolution gave me the same feeling. This is a fundamental shift in how we develop software that can take advantage of new standards that have been around for a while but have yet to make a big impact in most of industry.

1257 William Larsen
1258 William Larsen
Facility Planner at JLR

Data Training

1259 Ellery Jose
Head Of Technical Program Management at BukuWarung
1260 Deepak Murthy
VP at synchrony
1261 Andrew Gallagher
Network Structure at JLR
1262 Simon Jarke
Head of Corp. Digital Business Innovation at Freudenberg SE
1263 Johan Boogaerts
Information architect at Fednot
1264 Joseph Miranda
Enterprise Solution Architect at Utmost international

Topic that interests me

1265 Steven W Heathcock
Data Strategy Manager at Cooley LLP

Because it is spot on, and directly impacts my focus on my work

1266 Roberto García
Associate Professor at Universitat de Lleida

Contributing to the data-centric vision through the Rhizomik initiative:

1267 Kevin McAloon
Founder at Canneutics, LLC

The data centric approach to a learning health support system for patients is the fruit of our labor. Plant based medicine is a domain to continue to codify in the context of the endocannabinoid system

1268 Filipe Gomes de Vasconcelos Nascimento
Sr Software and Data Engineering at Itau
1269 Ronald Mayfield
Distinguished Enterprise Architect at Oracle

Everything in the manifesto is true - about time someone said it!

1270 Lionel Dubreuil
Director, Cloud BDM at Oracle
1271 Zlatko Alvir
1272 Alan Washbourne
D grade at JLR
1273 Walter King
Technical Architect at Oracle ACS

The approach and principles describes here are how I have always approached large implementations. It is the only way to do this efficient;ly and correctly.

1274 Lixin Tang
Engineer at Oracle
1275 Geert Van Grootel
Senior Policy Advisor at Flemish Government, Economy, Science & Innovation Dept.
1276 Herzog
Business development at ALADYN Software GmbH, Munich

a data-centric product like ARONTO enables companies to say goodbye to the application-centric paradigm and thus to individual solutions and to develop into a data-centric, knowledge-driven organization. The knowledge-based approach is an integrated semantic approach to information management that enables decisions based on a variety of information. This leads to increased flexibility at the lowest possible cost.

1277 David Starr
1278 Cristiano Ghirardi
Cloud Architect at Oracle

I agree on the principles and on the motivations

1279 chaima
France at expleo group
1280 Chaima
france at expleogroup
1281 Vishal Lama
Software Engineer- Data Model Engineer at Siemens
1282 Liane Hoogland
Global Data Steward at Renewi
1283 Jeff Young
Data Steward at Belcan
1284 Evelyn Krivorotova
Research Analyst at Pace University
1285 Venkata Subramani Ramakrishna
IGM at Novartis

I believe it is the right thing to do based on my experience.

1286 Wendy Womack
Director of Data Management at Habitat for Humanity International
1287 Jean Bernard Mathias
Solution Architect at Tolmai Pty Ltd

I am in for such initiative

1288 Fernando Luiz Ruicci
1289 Amanda James
Transformation Senior Associate at Jaguar LandRover

because I believe this is the way forward for us all

1290 Henrique Moura
Co-founder at Necode

Data orientation brings more assertiveness in the implementation of technology initiatives and helps us to cross the horizon of digital singularity.

1291 Henrique Moura
Co-founder at Netcode

Data orientation brings more assertiveness in the implementation of technology initiatives and helps us to cross the horizon of digital singularity.

1292 velmurugan rathnam
CEO at Tremont Street Technologies

It makes sense. Ontology, Knowledge base and schema, in essence, science supersedes statistics and inference and the proper juxtaposition yields benefits to humanity.

1293 Elaziz
1294 Aqsa
Ami engineer at Avanceon
1295 Thomas Bulka
Managing Business Analyst

A lot of enterprises treat data as if it was the internal property of a single application - only to find themselves building a dense network of interfaces between dozens or even hundreds of applications to provide data from single source applications to the consumers.

This can't be the right approach and the Data-Centric Manifesto makes this exceptionally clear.

1296 David Zenie
Head of Development at Montages AG
1297 Larry Swanson
Content Architect at Elless Media

Paraphrasing George Clinton - free your data and your enterprise will prosper.

1298 JT Metcalf
Semantic Arts
1299 Joshua Falconer
Ontologist at Indeed
1300 Didier Ansermet
Founder at
1301 Carlos F. Enguix
R&D Researcher at Freelancer/R&D Researcher

Data should be owned by users. May Tim Berners-Lee's SOLID initiative solve this problem? Let's see.

1302 Kalin Maldzhanski
Enterprise Architect at AppTik
1303 Mattias
Architect at SEB AB

Consider myself a true champion of data-centric

1304 Vladimir Mladenović
CEO at Shtanglitza D.O.O
1305 Hugh Seaton
CEO at The_Link

This is a critical direction industries need to understand, my own company is based on these principles.

1306 Jamie Dalton
Director at DigiTwin

I may launch a platform that meets all these goals.

1307 Kurt Hack
Director - Data Management Office at Guardian Industries

To finally find a path out of the insanity of ERPs and consulting companies that keep perpetuating the path of vendor lock-in.

1308 Darren Young
Owner at Independent Consultant

This resonates with my thinking. Most data managed by applications is NOT application specific. It shouldn't be behind the gated applications.

1309 Darren Young
Director of Construction Technology at UMC

Data shouldn't be hidden behind the gated walls of an application.

1310 Terje Beck Nilsen
Analytics at W3AppML

All my experience in development and use of HC information Systems is data-driven.
I believe in core-vendor platforms based on standards lik OpenEHR and FHIR and

1311 Alberto
Strategy Director at Datua IA

Me and my company believe in the key aspects of this data centric manifesto and we are currently helping big companies and public administtations in Spain to become data centric based also in the key aspects defined here.

1312 Ahmadreza Sanjari
Innovation Agent at ISC
1313 Alex Henderson
Scientific Research Data Manager at University of Manchester
1314 Layni Gayhart
Data and Analytics Manager at Baird

Transforming Baird into a data centric organization is my passion. I want us to stop squandering our greatest asset.

1315 Sławomir Kurpiewski
data at freelancer

Data is much more than "just data".

1316 Matt McConnon
Director, Data Science and Proactive Cosntuling at Juniper Networks

Listened to Dave Mccoomb's audiobooks. Really hit home and helped put words and concepts around what my team has been aiming at for years. Want to see what it means practically and pragmatically in the enterprise.

1317 Benjamin Kofi Quansah
Financial Management and Resource Mobilization Specialist at Consultant, Deloitte Ghana

The future is data! That is what will drive business performance to the next level

1318 Bagoly Andrea
external funding manager at GE Healthcare

To accelerate innovation

1319 Yael Ophir
Executive director at HealthIL

We are a national project in Israel, connecting health organization and tech. From our point of view - data centralization is a must

1320 Moetez BEN SALAH
Data Architecte
1321 Jim Ericson
VP, Distinguished Analyst at Dresner Advisory Services

As a long time journalist, analyst and chronicler of data leaders and a student of their behavior, I have a vested interest to forward this cause.

1322 Neena Dakua
Sr. Data Architect
1323 Neena Dakua
Sr. Data Architect

Data-centric solution is the key to digital revolution. Data is the foundation of all application development frameworks. Focusing on application-centric solution is like trying to survive on heart’s function without any brain. Data-centric solution allows improved flexibility through quick adaptation to changes in business rules, facts, security policy, metadata etc. with model-driven approach. Similarly, as the demand for incremental evolution of business needs grows, only data-centric solution can deliver scalable solutions, if architected appropriately.

1324 Ildiko Herenyik
Medical Innovation Manager at GE Heathcare Hungary

Herogenous data storages, fragmanted healthcare systems and applications and missing standardized data and semantics is preventing heathcare from real digital transformation. I am eager a motivated to work on eliminating these obstacles both as a GE Heathcare employee and as an EU citizen as well.

1325 Arslan Awan
Sr Strategy Consultant
1326 Arslan Awan
Sr Strategy Consultant
1327 Shatilov
IT-Engineer at RTU MIREA

Data-centric approach could significantly improve quality of software engineering.

1328 Keith Youens
Founder at The Digital Advisory and Leadership Group

To support the journey and being part of the solution

1329 Marc Krämer
Data expert at Infrabel

Access to Data should not be bound to a specific technology.

1330 Bernadette Cary
IT team leader at Infrabel

I am convinced that data is a company’s major capital.

1331 Johannes Cocquyt

Data-issues were for the past 30 years core to my work.
Your proposal is a good and engaging synthesis. I like it.

1332 Charles Munat
Founder & Director at Munat, Ltd.

Would have signed this two decades ago if I'd seen it. I've been promoting a data-centric approach all that time (to much scorn and disdain, sadly, but maybe that's changing finally). Delighted to find kindred spirits. There is hope yet.

1333 Nathan Wang
Software Engineer at HYPR NZ

I met similar issues in my daily work and I want to join a community to make it better.

1334 Ashwin
CTO at BOT AI ML Pvt Ltd

Because I believe and am working extensively on bridging the gap that exists between business users and the technical skills they require to best leverage the organisational data that they have access to.

1335 Rob van Engelshoven
dep. CIO at NCIA

I am working on the digital transformation strategy

1336 Rashmi Sheel
Ceo at Vaarstec llc

Interesting subject would definitely support positive transformation

1337 Lisa Mounteer
1338 Udit Sharma
1339 Volodymyr Popenko
Associated professor at NTTU "KPI" Kyiv, Ukraine
1340 Caleb Fredrick Foley
CEO at The Perfection Group
1341 Nadim
Consultant at Stratexa

I believe data well managed can bring more efficiency in any organisation.... should we continue to wait ? Each and everyone of us has the responsiblity to think on it and find solutions

1342 Mebrahtu Girmay Araya
Manager-Strategy & Change mgt at Lion International Bank
1343 Nilotpal Das
Director at Novartis healthcare Pvt Ltd

I agree with it

1344 Rahul Limaye
Management Advisory at Management Consultant

Data is one of my passionate area and I do work with it, as my profession demands the same. Assuming that I will get valuable insights and connects by joining this community.

1345 Mathias Vanden Auweele
Team lead data centricity at Infrabel

Like the data should be able to explain itself, so do the principles in the manifesto

1346 Raymundo
Raymundo & Hardman GbR

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1347 Hubert GNAKADJA

Rejoindre une communauté de professionnels partageant les mêmes idées qui se consacrent à inverser la relation entre les applications et les données.

1348 Chris Schmechel
Senior Information Architect at Electronic Arts
1349 Michel Dumontier
Distinguished Professor of Data Science at Maastricht University

In line with the FAIR Guiding Principles, we need a strong focus on ensuring that digital artifacts are represented in a form that machines can readily discover and reuse with little or no human intervention.

Project Executive at Abdi İbrahim
1351 JP
Product Owner, Data Specialist at Liip AG

To show people the new direction, in a simple and concise manner.

1352 Maksim
SA at Platfomni


1353 Dushyant Singh
Director, Owner at Intellution Digital Consultancy Ltd.

Data and information architecture is fundamental pillar and source of significant competitive advantage for any enterprise today if done right. However, given the subtle and context drive nature of Data, it is hard to get it right. My 21+ years of experience in developing business applications (good and bad) has taught me that it is high-time we start getting being champions and advocates of 'right data' and information architecture for enterprises. It leads to a more cyber secure world, happy customers and reduced IT waste.

1354 Eva Perez
Transformation Manager at Jaguar Land Rover

Because I am a firm believer in the benefits that unleashing the power of data can bring to the organizations and I have experienced the pain and suffering of spending millions of pounds in software integration projects that does not add any value to the businesses.

All the benefits could have been delivered enhancing current applications and connecting data better out of those systems.

That is why I can relate easily with this manifesto principles and I will support them in my professional career.

1355 Tom Rooker
Consultant at Arcadis

Data is important, and I see in our field that we are too technology/application-centric. So this needs to change

1356 Dan Collier
Director at Semantic Partners

We work on Knowledge Graphs and promote the use of RDF and semantic understanding of data - we believe a Data Centric approach is the future

1357 Howard Knowles
Founder at Semantic Partners Ltd

The Data Centric Manifesto is a rallying cry to IT practitioners everywhere to treat our customers data with the respect it deserves, enhancing value, knowledge and sharing by using of open standards.

1358 John Placek
Director at Semantic Partners Ltd
1359 Michael
Business Analyst at Self
1360 Manash Baruah
Project Manager at Minosha India Limited
1361 Rein Lemmens
Partner at Kapernikov

I've seen the cost of maintaining and integrating overly complex data models of cots software.

1362 Ruben Ponsaers
Data engineer at Kapernikov

Interested in big data, AI and data engineering

1363 Dr.mohammad Kargar Shouraki
1364 Dr.mohammad Kargar Shouraki
HR Director at Fanap Infrastructure
1365 Sabine Maennel
Data-Ecosystem-Developer at Liip AG

Data is becoming very important also in overcoming the current climate crisis. The data-centric approach seems to me so much more appropriate and efficient than the currently still widespread application-centric approach.

1366 Stephanie J Metral
Co-founder at Unified Remote Work

Infrastructure needs to be ready and the use of data mist follow a strict code of ethics. Everything that doesn't comply has be be illegal and taken into consideration

1367 Alexandra Robinson
Finance Business Partner at Jaguar Land Rover


1368 Ramy Abdelaziz
Operations Manager at SEG LLC
1369 Flerids

I love data

1370 Pankajam sridevi
Managing Director at Common wealth bank of Australia
1371 polivei3
JLR itatiaia
1372 Alyson Smith
Finance Business Partner at Jaguar Land Rover

I fully support the move to a data-centric way of working, it makes so much sense.

1373 Vincent Hanniet
IT Architect at Tasmane

Data needs to get extracted from the apps matrix!

1374 Wade Crick
Principal Business Architect at Charter Telecom
1375 Marco Savini
Chief Data Officer at Stadt Biel

Because it illustrates what we see every day and we need to become better than that.

1376 Janes Kemunto Kengere

I would live to share insights in the future of data management.

1377 Alan Tucker
1378 Flaviano Quaglia
Senior Project Manager at Athlon Italy

I’m 100% on the same page.

1379 Ramasubramaniam
Associate Professor at LIBA

Couldn’t agree more! Its time organisations give serious thought in moving to data centric approach.

1380 Gregor B. Rosenauer
Founder at SEN Labs

this is a core belief of my open source project SEN and was already realized in BeOS, a data-first OS putting files and metadata first, and applications were only clients of that central and open source of truth.

1381 Rene Simons
Visionair at TetraScience

I believe in a data-centric world to get away from the status quo

1382 Junior Schoeman
Managing Director / Founder at Innate Talent Discovery

A first step in realising the need to move to a people-centric mindset is choosing data over applications.

The issue we face is demonstrated by the fact that "legacy systems continue to become more and more entrenched while at the same time our silos are becoming more and more numerous."

"As their information footprints become more and more dispersed, astute observers have noted that while big data, the cloud, and Software as a Service (SaaS) improve things for people, very small businesses, and startups, they actually make things worse for enterprises.”

The difference between small and large organisations is the context that links people to one another. This context is lost as the gap between the top and bottom of an organisation widens, with people prioritising the drive for applications over the experience of people.

Although moving toward a more data-centric mindset is a positive step, we still need to put data understanding at the human data core and how we access it.

We must ask ourselves what specific information is missing from the data? In order for people to process and adapt to the complexity that gives data its meaning, the next evolution must place data in a context of complexity and align it to a human-centric plane.

This is why I am signing this DATA-CENTRIC MANIFESTO to support and explore that evolution.

1383 Marco
Principal Enterprise Architect at PegaSystems
1384 Pam
Finance Transformation Director at Diageo

Transforming my organisation into a data centric culture

1385 Tony Fish
CDO at Peak Paradox

After 30 years in the deep, dark and dangerous world of data I am delighted to support anything that shines a light

I publish about being a CEO here

Happy to connect with anyone on a data path

1386 Zhanibek
1387 Matteo
Technical Manager at NTTDATA
1388 Steven Borg
Sales Dorector at TetraScience
1389 Bolaji Abdullahi
Technical Assistant (Strategy, Innovation & Delivery) to the Minister at Federal Ministry of Interior, Nigeria

I am an advocate of data preservation and believe that data is center to the success of every organization.

1390 Cyrus Anushirvan Faizi
Executive Director at Faizi Tea Estate

Data is basically the plain realities and insights gathered during the activities of a business. It can provide insights into how customers behave, what they like and dislike, and what the future potential for the brand is.

1391 Christophe Cop
Co-founder at Konsolidate
1392 Christophe Cop
Co-founder at Konsolidate

As a firm believer in the data-centric paradigm.
It offer much more possibilities, and prevents some current digital threats.
As Datascientist, as Co-founder of Konsolidate (a Solid consulting company) and as citizen

1393 Jakub Piwowarski
Solution Architect

This how it should have always been.

1394 Paddy Chan
Enterprise Architect at CLP
1395 Simon Michael Rogers
Consultant at Jung and Rogers

To support the move to a data centric architecture for manufacturing operations management.

1396 Stefan Parvu
CEO/Founder at Kronometrix Analytics

We are building a new type of data analytics system, which takes seriously how to capture the right data, store it and analyze such way there are no obstacles. Raw data is fundamental to us.

1397 Lawrence Burns
Data Architect at PACCAR Inc

I am the author of "Building the Agile Database", "Growing Business Intelligence" and "Data Model Storytelling" (Technics Publications), and a strong advocate of maximizing the value of data in organizations.

1398 Oscar Corcho
Professor at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

I firmly believe on the need for an adequate governance of data and knowledge generated and used in organisations

1399 Joseph Sabelja

We must free data from the shackles of the application-centric paradigm, form which has grown anti-patterns like MLOps.

1400 Pascal
Data consultant at Riviq
1401 Jan Emil Larsen
Information architect at
1402 Ajay Tripathy
Chief Data Architect at Workspot
1403 Kristof Bouckaert
Data & Analytics Solution Manager at Helan
1404 Dan Galavan
Data architecture consultant at Independent

It's a great way to position data in the context of solution delivery.

1405 Julián
Senior Data Engineer at Uizard
1406 Gary Cronin
Data Practice Director at Qa

Data minus tech equals Data.
Tech minus Data equals Nothing

1407 Han Wammes
Strategic Advisor at Independent

If data reflects how we share information with each other, we will have to ensure that we can identify it unambiguously and we will have to indicate in which situation it is/was relevant. This means that data must be able to describe itself independently of any application in order to be reusable. This makes data self-identifying and determines the situation whether data can and may be reused.

1408 Andrei
1409 Jeffrey Jacobs
CTO/Founder Consulting Data Architect at Jeffrey Jacobs & Associates, LLC

Long time believer in principles.

1410 Jeffrey Jacobs
CTO/Founder at Jeffrey Jacobs & Associates, LLC

Long time proponent of its principles.

1411 Gyuri Lajos
Founder CTO at TrailMarks Ltd.

TrailMarks as an intentional/semantic/aspectal/symmathetic Mark In Notation is being developed deliver on the values,
highlighted in the Manifesto. Weaving the IndyNet of autonomous interpersonal
conversational communication that are continuous without being synchronous
supported by open, commons-based peer produced constellations, much inspired by
' WebNative vision. This goes beyond data-centric to a People-centric approach
a new architecture for the

data related to people is just people in disguise

1412 Osmel Brito Bigott
CEO at DatAnalitica
1413 Russell Tibballs
Data Enterprise Architecture (Data Practice) at Anchoram Consulting

Thee manifesto echo my own beliefs

Product & DataGovernance Evanglist at DataGalaxy

For the importance of data, its management and its focus

1415 Mike Grosvenor
Enterprise Data Architect at American Heart Association
1416 Jan Campschroer

This is the nearest to what really is necessary to get really understandable data and software.

1417 Fi Neoh
Digital Asset Management Lead at TXM Consult

At the start of my career we were talking about converting data to information to intelligence, but were constrained by the limitations of systems. Now 20 years later we are still talking about it. As this manifesto states, we need a significant shift in mindset such that organisations recognise data as an asset in its own right and manage and invest in it appropriately.

1418 Joakim Berg
Software architect at VGR

I'm working for an organization whose data/information situation is a mess. Fully agree the long term solution is to favor information that will persist over time before shorter living applications.
Need any support I can get to help convincing the leadership.

1419 Rob Barnard
Director / Information Architect at Ausgo65 Pty Ltd

Data is, and always has been, the lifeblood and payload of IT. The I in IT stands for Information and comes before the T (technology). Unfortunately in enterprises today, it is the Technology that is put first and given priority. We need to reassert the priority of the Information & Data. The Data-Centric Manifesto is a great catalyst to initiate this resurgence.

1420 Cynthia Cain Fitzgerald
University Manager, Business Intelligence at Antioch University

"The Data-Centric revolution puts data at the center of the enterprise."

Data is too often an incidental by-product of system-specific operational transactions. The results of which require cleansing or scrubbing or complex ETL processes to enable enterprise level analytic insight and data driven decision making. All that housekeeping comes with a cost. As our data collections continue to grow, so does that cost.

Placing data at the center of the enterprise just makes good sense!

1421 Ian Pumphrey
Product Owner - Technical Skills at Jaguar Land Rover Ltd

It makes sense and will move JLR and UK business ahead of our competition through visible, valid data use.

1422 Holke Visser
Data Architect, owner at Visser Data

I am happy to sign this manifesto. Data should be freed from the million dollar costing applications and become securely accessible for people to exchange idea's and add new meaning to it. So we can use this money and information to solve the real problems we are facing today.

1423 Zero Sakura
CEO at Shibuya Corp


1424 El Moussaoui
Data Scientist / BIM Manager at Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
1425 Doğa Armangil
Founder & CEO at Armangil Software

Data needs to be its own thing. When data is only understood by the application that has created it, then developing other applications become costly. Plus, applying AI inferencing on the data requires separate training for each application. Again, data needs to be its own thing. And I would add: Semantic data technologies are the way to go, rather than today's relational and NoSQL data.

1426 Ani Panda
Principal Enterprise Architect at FINRA

I see the nightmare caused by application centric data modelling and architecture, over last 10+ years. As a responsible data craftsman of 30+ years, I feel I should join with fellow craftsmen, to stop the disaster.

1427 Dwayne Coker

So data becomes in scope and not an afterthought

1428 Ahmed Masud
Founder at, Inc.

Because, Data is as essential to our immediate existence as a species as oxygen.

1429 Bhushan Pawade
Architect at STL
1430 Wouter van Straten
Data Architect

Because this is true.

1431 Bita Motamedian
1432 Henrik Pettersen
Information and Solutions Architect at Sparkling Ideas

We need to start putting data and data models first, and employ ontologies wide scale

1433 Binu Cyriac

At this point in time I believe this is the way forward.

1434 Diego Palacios
President at DAMA Perú Chapter

To continue promoting Data Management as a key capability that we need to evolve in our organizations. The decision-making process related to the definition of any Data Strategy and any Data Management strategy for any organization in any industry, should be led by data-savvy professionals that can understand the data as a key asset. To avoid only technology-centric decisions for our most important business initiatives.

1435 Paul Stephenson
epm application senior analyst at Jaguar Land Rover Ltd
1436 Helen Jones
Finance Manager at Jaguar Land Rover

Its the right way forward

1437 Jose Luis Loza Gutierrez
Arquitectura Central at Rimac Seguros
1438 Jose Luis Loza Gutierrez
Arquitectura Central at Rimac Seguros

Soy amante de los datos

1439 carlos ernesto junio diaz salazar
Analista de datos at CALIDDA

Sin datos no existirían la aplicaciones

1440 Aleksej
Graduate Software Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover

The principles in manifesto allign with SOLID principles of programming.

Analista Senior de Gobierno de Datos at MiBanco

Porque resume claramente la idea del valor de los datos.

1442 Luis Rudi Afonso Silva
Gerente de Governança de Dados at SulAmerica

Concordo com o que li. Adicionaria também o tema como uma necessidade estratégia para criação de uma infonomia circular e sustentável.

1443 Javier
1444 Tony Hussain
CTO at Alike Patient
1445 James Thompson
Head of HR at Jaguar Land Rover

Suggested to do so by corporate training

1446 Sarp Ozekmekci
AAD System Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover
1447 Jacqueline Botin
1448 David Delgado Vendrell
CEO at DDV openBIM Solutions

Coming from Construction Industry, there is a need for an actual digital transformation where actual Interoperability relies on open Standards, the ones with the most extensive consensus from the buildingSMART International community.

1449 Scott Lee
Sr. Mgr. Data Strategy & Architecture at Accenture

well-thought out ideal state

1450 R. Michael Cary
Chief Architect at S&P Global

Enterprises today are under pressure to evolve rapidly to keep up with ever changing markets. But the information needed to truly evolve is often housed in disparate parts of the org, using piecemeal systems that are impossible to integrate in a holistic way to truly understand business health and the bigger picture of the challenges they are faced with. The solution isn't another information silo, and the solution isn't millions more lines of hand-written, brittle integration code.

The rate at which we are producing data increases exponentially while the rate at which we can integrate data in the old ways remains linear. Whether we are ready to admit it or not, we've outgrown the old paradigms. The future is Data-Centric. Savvy enterprises are figuring this out and gaining competitive edge, the rest will soon be left behind or marginalized.

1451 David Hukill
Solutions Architect at Autodesk
1452 John Prytulka
Enterprise Architect at Koch Industries

I agree with the idea of this approach, I just don't know how to accomplish it without moving away from "buying" and more toward "building" applications.

1453 Jo Delaure
PM at

Data are long term assets and must be accessible without proprietary applications

1454 Paulo Sousa
VP of Data Science at LetsGetChecked
1455 Bram Bazuin
Head of Fields at Semmtech

Imagine if all your data was free, not locked up and limited by your software. Suppose that you could structure, manage and distribute any information in any form. It would open up your world. It is the mission of Semmtech to enable organisations to add value following Data-Centric principles.

1456 Daan Oostinga
CEO at Semmtech

Imagine if all your data was free, not locked up, and limited by your software. Suppose you could structure, manage and distribute any information in any form. It would open up your world. It is the mission of Semmtech to enable organizations to add value following Data-Centric principles.

1457 Daan Oostinga
CEO at Semmtech

Imagine if all your data was free, not locked up, and limited by your software. Suppose you could structure, manage and distribute any information in any form. It would open up your world. It is the mission of Semmtech to enable organizations to add value following Data-Centric principles.

1458 Herman Hoekman
Head of Business Consultancy at Semmtech

This is aligned with our mission/vision

1459 Olivier Stulp
COO at Semmtech

We believe in the power of a data-first strategy, where the application and interoperability of your data is paramount and should be made explicit before considering any particular software package or application.

1460 Michael Loya
1461 Pablo Lopez

Its important in this digital tranformation to be aware of this information

1462 Rikkert van Riet
Lead Business Development at Laces Hub / Semmtech

We want to empower professionals by making their data shareable, usable, and interoperable.

1463 Ronald Baan
Director at | Mastering Data
Analista at Rede/Itau
1465 Bill Coulam
CEO/Founder at DB Sherpa

Treating data like the exhaust of business, instead of the engine and fuel, has been the source of most major problems at clients and employers where I've been called in to solve data, governance and performance dumpster fires. 100% in support of convincing CXO's this has to change.

1466 GJ Fluttert
Architect at NN

To explore new possibilities for solving data related problems.

1467 Mark Leifer
Sr Managing Consultant at Tegira

Passion for helping organizations maximize their data

1468 Ronald Baan
Data Architect at | Mastering Data

People, come and go, processes come and go, systems come and go, data remains and IS the organisation's core

1469 Ronald Baan
Data Architect at
1470 Hiren Mistry
Data Architect at

Data Literacy is fundamental to be data centric. It is the missing piece of the puzzle in most organizations.

1471 Stephen
Instructional Designer - Senior Skills Trainer at Jaguar Land Rover

I design and implement Technical Training that is built on rigorous analysis data obtained from multiple reliable sources.
I use this data to inform investment in technical training that meets the true and accurate needs of my proponent.
I also produce expensive Digital 3D Interactive - Multi Modal Learning Assets that must provide an effective ROI to meet the business needs.
Data provides information on the critical training requirements of a proponent organisation.

1472 Loris

I like the idea and think that is the right way to handle complexity keeping the system maintainable

1473 Chandan Kaur
Analyst at NHS
1474 Giancarlo Guizzardi
Chair and Department Head/Full Professor at Semantics, Cybersecurity & Services (SCS) Department, University of Twente, The Netherlands

We have been working in developing solid scientific foundations for Trustworthy Data-Centric Models for more than 25 years - this approach requires sophisticated modeling theories, methods and engineering tools! It is fantastic to see how the awareness of this approach is becoming more and more widespread.

1475 Hayco Plantinga
Director at Anathar BV
1476 Emeka Azuka Okoye
Senior Knowledge Engineer at Cymantiks Limited

To support the movement for democratizing data. I believe data need to be freed for progress in humanity

1477 André Ricardo Ribeiro da Costa
Coordenador at Itaú Unibanco SA

Faço parte da transformação da empresa e do mercado de trabalho em que atuo em um universo centrado em dados.

1478 XinQiao Song
data innovation lead at astrazeneca

track on any innovative data technology and more opportunity to discuss

1480 Niel Klindt
Head of Business Development at Xpedient Medical

i believe in it

1481 James Feagans
IC Chief Data Architect/Senior Advisor at DNI Chief Data Officer

Time to change behavior with passion towards driving desired outcomes

1482 Baptiste Tauzin
R&D Enabling Technology Manager at CSL Behring

Data should be at the heart of organization and freely be usable today and tomorrow without relying on apps. I fully suscribe to the principles

1483 Barbera
Product Owner Data at Eneco

I agree that data are a mess in every organisation

1484 Gerrit Jan Timmermans
Architecture at Heart
1485 Attilio Zanelatto Neto
BI Head at Rede Lojacorr

This is the right way

1486 Pradeep Kumar Negalur
1487 Simon Collery
Data consultant at London Borough of Camden

Agree with the bulk of the manifesto but will be happier when 'information' is reinstated as the central concept, with 'data' relegated to its flavour of the month status.

1488 Damarcus Jones
Jones Professional
1489 Jean-Robert Bisaillon
Research at LATICCE -

Data-centrism and Self Sovereign Identity are necessary if we want the web to thrive.

1490 Christian Liboiron
1491 Genevieve Fabio
CPO at La Vitrine

Because I believe in the data-centric importance and I’m working to structure the data in the industry of arts and culture in Quebec.

1492 Matthew Robinson
Maintenance Electrician at JLR

To support the moving forward with working with data.

1493 Serg
1494 Serg

I am faced with the task of developing an information management methodology in a corporation

1495 Serg
senior manager at DL Service

I am faced with the task of developing an information management methodology in a corporation

1496 Marc Nolte
Data Architect at MBN Information Solutions, Inc.

I have seen the light.

1497 Gary Russo
NoSQL Developer and Architect at Charles Schwab

I'm a big advocate for Data Silo Busting using Semantic Tech.

1498 Aleksejs Kozmins
DWH Developer at Home
1499 Carmelle
Dg at Projet collectuf
1500 Rik
Semantic modeller / Information manager at CROW

As a firm believer in the principles of the Semantic Web, I always had a data-centric world view. The separation of the functionality layer from the data layer is necessary for being FAIR with our data.

Next to that I see advantages (amongst others) in:
- Greater agility: Data-centric software development can lead to greater agility, allowing us to adapt more quickly to changing ontologies, requirements and market conditions;
- Improved data quality: Because applications are visitors to the data, the data must have a better base quality and only if we think data-centric this is going to change.

By putting data at the center of our thinking and designing software systems that are built around data, we can unlock new possibilities and create applications that are truly transformative.

1501 Wouter Van Deurzen
Data Quality Manager at Stedin
1502 Bob van Thiel
Partner at BIM-Connected

As BIM-Connected we believe in data-centric working. It's part of our mission. Get information out of data and gain knowledge out of information. It's important to support our digital and changing way of working and decision-making processes. Applications have to flexible, support this way of working and are inferior to data.

1503 Ronald Bergs
Managing Owner at Gobar Consulting Group

For more than 20 years our company Gobar consults public authorities in using open standards to be more independent from vendor lock-ins. Data needs to be available, easy accessible and re-usable at any time and therefore be liberated from applications.

1504 Joseph Muragu
Jaguar Land Rover
1505 Bill
Founder at Prairie Sky Consulting

I have been working to develop open data standards since the 1990's the most recent of which is an ISO 19639 based standard for the delivery of project asset information. This project is ongoing through the buildingSMART International.

1506 Mick Baggen
Business Information Architect at Rijkswaterstaat
1507 Alexander
1508 Antoine Beaubien
CEO at Services informatiques Beaubien
1509 Zahir Sheikh
Architect at EY

For data driven architecture, data must be controlled centrally and it can achieved with data-centric solutions or approach.

1510 Cynthia Cain Fitzgeradl
Manager, BI Analytics at Antioch University
1511 David Harris
Cost Engineer at Jaguar Landrover

I detest people protecting their own work based data , I believe it should be free for all

1512 Alexander Worp
Ceo at Asset Wise
Data Governance Specialist at Reale Mutua Assicurazioni

This is a real revolution, simple to understand but not easy to apply, mainly for its cultural impact. Surely focusing on a data-centric program should be a major goal of any organization that wants to improve efficiency, reduce costs and become more competitive.

1514 Ad Reuijl
Linked data specialist at Semtyx

Its about time to get real about data and spread the news that there are many many more possibilities. Together we must develop a better connected world!

1515 Peter Kalksma
1516 Alfredo Serafini
serendipity expert

Talking about "data" for me is not simply talking about streams of informations, encoded to do something.

I think we need to return to think about how data are today sometimes explicitly connected, and most of the time how they design instead a dense network of "implicit" facts that is part of our current life.

When I think about data I always think about relations: between things, between different levels of knowledge, between human beings.

1517 Frans van Koppen
Semantisch modelleur at Ordina

Dit manifesto is al 30 jaar mijn eigen overtuiging.

1518 Yuri
1519 Thomas Ryan
Production Manager at Jaguarlandrover

Looking at ways to use data in the workplace that will assist delivery of improvements

1520 Harro Verhoeven
Projectmanager at CROW

To improve data sharing in the process of building and maintenance of public space, datacentric thinking and the use of standards of essential.

1521 Sanjay Buddhadev
Founder at SPIN Solutions Inc

Championing the cause of data centricity. Lot of work ahead of us

1522 Sanjay Buddhadev
Founder at SPIN Solutions

Enrolling in journey to change Architectures for data centricity. No more inertia.

1523 Dana Perrault
Systems Engineer at The Boeing Company
1524 Carlos del Rio Faura
CEO at Bibold

By signing the Data-Centric Manifesto, I publicly endorse the idea that data is at the core of innovation and value in the field of information and communication technology, which is fully consistent with my experience and professional approach.

1525 Jorge Martín
CTO at Conecta Wireless S.L.

I believe that data is not just a byproduct of our actions, but rather the very foundation upon which we build our businesses, make decisions, and shape our future.

1526 Peter LENK
Owner at Independant Consultant

On eof my study areas is data centricity for [military] command and control (C2) systems. As such I would like to stay abreast of think ing in. the area and understand where the world is heading in C2 and other business areas.

1527 Geert-Jan Verdonk
Head Data Governance at Vanderlande
1528 Shaun Brankin
Pillar Liason Manager at Jaguar Land Rover
1529 Pooja Mahey
Business Analyst at
1530 Michelli
Data Manager at Neogrid
1531 Evan Thornton
1532 Henry Costa
Enterprise Service Planner at HQMC DCI IC4
1533 Henry Costa
Enterprise Service Planner at HQMC DCI C4
1534 Andrew Wynn
Sr Dir, Information Architecture & Data Strategy, Research IT at BMS
1535 Nilva Mascarenhas
Líder CROSS DE DADOS at Qintess

Tenho interesse em conhecer bem o assunto.

1536 Ricard González
CIO at Bibold
1537 Monica Ribeiro Porto Ferreira

To apply the manifesto in my company

1538 Rafael Feo
Data Manager at Libbs Farmaceutica
1539 Rafael Feo
Data Manager at Libbs Farmaceutica Ltda
1540 Matthew Logan
US Navy and USMC Business at Salesforce

Through my time in the Army, and my short time at Salesforce support the Navy and Marine Corps, I have seen first hand the impacts of silo'd data. I've seen the dozens of systems of record that do not communicate. Outdated spreadsheets that required manual updating. The impact of these data inefficiencies cannot be highlighted enough. I want to see the DoD be the leading edge of data modernization.

1541 Ousmane Barry
Student at Whitman college

I looking for a manifesto for my class project.

1542 Andrew Padilla
Principal at Datacequia LLC

It makes sense! We’ve been doing it backwards

1543 Andrew Padilla
Principal at Datacequia LLC

It makes sense. We’ve been doing it backwards!

1544 Rafael Feo
Data Manager at Libbs
1545 Uderson L Fermino
Head of Architecture, Ciber and Plataform Data at Ache Laboratorios S.A
1546 Kelly Kegley
Senior Business Data Architect at The Boeing Company

I am trying to implement Data Ontology / Taxonomy architecture to unlock the value of our Engineering Data and enable the digital thread in the next production system.

1547 Marco Orrù
Domain Director at Alten

I beleave in this approach after having working for years in Data Management field. Data centricity is key

1548 Rob Liu
US Navy
1549 Henry
Head of Operation at Haygrove
1550 Paul Janssen
expert geo-ict at Geonovum

as a supporter of the way to dataism: evolution is directed by open access to information.

1551 Luuk d'Hooghe
Manager Standardisation at Ketenstandaard

Data-driven is the future! Not best 4 project but based on data and processes.

1552 Ilda Rojas
Data Management Lead at Panamá

The Data-Centric manifesto has good principles

1553 Ronald van Nood
data engineer at BI by Ronald
1554 Kenneth van den Berg
Senior Commercieel medewerker binnendienst at Energiewacht B.V.
1555 Anatoly Shatilov
Software Engineer at RTU MIREA

Data-centrci approach will help to reduce costs and increase reliability of information systems.

1556 TOURE


1557 Timmermans
Data Excellence Expert at Pridatha

We need to transcend the overriding solution and application oriented thinking. Data is not a by-product but a primary raw material for all organizations. That is why we must manage data as a primary asset.

1558 Yoemy Waller
Healthcare Data Scientist at Health IT Tek LLC

the approach of putting data at the center of any project or organization simplifies the workflows and the extraction of value

1559 Ilda Rojas
Data Management Leader at Panma

Data go!

1560 Mark Hutchinson
Issue Prevention Senior Manager at JLR

To increase efficiency and effectiveness of processes by using common shared data

1561 Malay Baral
Enterprise Architect at Capgemini Nederland BV

Interested in the initiative. It is a novel one.

1562 Greg Tisson
Head of Data Management at Athora Belgium

Because these are indeed the main guiding princples for becoming a more data centric company.

1563 Joost Jansen
Solution architect at CGI

It would be a major improvement in particular for government organisations to embrace the data-centric approach

1564 Steve Simmons
Sr. Data Architect at Boeing

To surpass the hurdles associated with application dominance, by placing data back into the forefront of core infrastructure/architecture.

1565 Prabhakar Neupane
Data Architect at Elyon/Boeing

I believe that data is the key!

1566 SemanticBeeng

Need more about "data" as product of feature engineering, ML workflows, schema vs values, data contracts, etc

1567 Sean Callahan
Technical Fellow - Chief Technical Data Architect at Boeing Commercial Airplanes

I have worked to get Boeing to move to a data-centric approach for most of my 35 year career. We have solved many of the technical problems that have stood in the way of a data-centric business, but the commercial interests that profit from holding company data hostage have so far been too strong for that approach to be realized. To achieve this vision it is necessary to invest in substantial IT development to augment commercial products, which would have major ROI benefits, but IT investment is now often viewed as if it were a commodity cost even when it is not i.e. has very large ROI benefits.

1568 Duncan Hart
Chief at RiskQuant

Prescient and important.

1569 Ioannis G. Dagas (official spelling Ntagkas)
graduate researcher at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Sounds plausible.

1570 Peter D. Hutzli
Data Architect at Swiss Mobiliar Insurance

Having implemented several data centric applications in watch industry, energy and insurance (the graph is the application) I witnessed the benefits of data centricity first hand, specifically faster time-to-market, lower cost and much higher transparency for the business.

1571 Rafael
Director at R2L Enterprises

Be part of the revolution of thinkers

1572 Tony Chung
System Architect at Castiel Consulting

The idea is bold and audacious and the implementation appears so impossible for many organisations. But it's 100% the right thing to do.

1573 Thien Phu
1574 Ryan Chandler, PhD
Data-Centric Ambassador at Semantic Arts

I believe that we can make the world of information management simpler for once. In a world where people are drowning in data, knowledge is required. Knowledge is the contextualization of information within a single coherent and consistent framework that allows exploration and reasoning from any angle. This movement it essential. Let's stop the suffering and delay by getting involved and making it happen. Complexity is cost and stress, data-centric is the answer.

1575 Elvin Dechesne
Information Architect at Ordina

I am propagating "Data Democracy" as part of becoming data centric and information aware for organisations. I love building apps that stimulate interactivity and productivity but the key take away is that no matter how innovative the UI and how smooth the UX, the foundation is always the data. Lack of data-centricity can smother innovation, that's why I am signing this manifesto.

1576 Karin Schneider
Director at Janssen

I am thrilled to see this initiative beyond words. I am a 100% believer in this mission and like to join the data revolution and make change happen.

1577 Saskia van der Elst
1578 David Gwyn
VP, Business Consulting Services at fme US, LLC

Speed and agility are key to our client's ability to adapt to change. As we all know, the only constant thing is change, but there has been little significant change in the data and document management arena in decades. This initiative speaks volumes to me about what is possible for the future of our information systems.

1579 Thomas Duff
Retired at Retired

It’s all about control. Our lives would be so much simpler if data was primary and we had compatibility amount all apps.

1580 Akio Tiago Chiuji
1581 Volodymyr Pavlyshyn
Principal Trust Builder at Hyphen
1582 Reuben Nathaniel
Student at Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences

I want new and better relationship between my data and applications in the future.

1583 Henrik Pettersen
Director at Sparkling Ideas

Always fighting the same battle over and over again: putting data front and center. Stop with the how (verbs), and focus on what (nouns), and think holistically about data, from source to consumers

1584 Bavo Ghuijs
IT architect at Deventer Ziekenhuis

Connecting aplllications is an endless struggle, sharing data the only way out

1585 João Lima
System Analyst at Federal Senate (Brazil)

A data-centric approach allows for greater scalability and adaptability, as it is easier to integrate new technologies or change existing systems when the focus is on the data they generate or consume.

1586 Roel
1587 Marianne Calilhanna
VP Marketing at Data Conversion Laboratory

I'm signing the data-centric manifesto because I've been preaching structured content since the days of SGML. Admittedly I was involved with some over engineered DTDs back in the SGML days, we've now come to a world where good standards exist but the adoption is still not there. While this is great for my job security, it's high-time we recognize the need for content/data interoperability to drive innovation for companies not led by billionaires.

1588 Marc Mason
n/a at n/a

I'm a data enthusiast and have lived by these pillars and others for several decades. Thanks for publishing.

1589 Paritosh Deshmukh
DIGITAL THREAD CONSULTANT at Tata Consultancy Services


1590 Tom Hibbard

I've seen the results of the application-centric approach, and the time and money wasted as a result. Lets change the thinking.

1591 Michael Abramson
President at Advanced Systems Management Group Ltd

Understanding, controlling, sharing, safeguarding and governing data within the enterprise is critical. Our focus is data-centric security(DCS)that really require data-centricity (in the name)

1592 Dr. Bob Janssen
CEO at

Anyone know what ELARIWI=267,18008 means? Nor did I before spending hours hunting for expertise and well-hidden documents. Just imagine the cost and frustration that self-explanatory data could prevent.

1593 Martin
Lecturer at HSLU
1594 Ivo Klaic
Managing Director at KMI Consulting P/L

I working as a Data Centricity lead and my goal is to use Data Centricity as a Rationalisation tool that simplifies, reduces risk and cost and delivers a agile environment able to adapt in a dynamic environment.

1595 Mark Peterson
Product Information Systems Architect at Kohler Co.
1596 Alexandra Grebe de Barron
Data Product Owner at Bayer

Connect with like-minded people and achieve critical mass to generate network effect!

1597 Christian Jungnickl
1598 Kasi Anderson
Senior Data Analyst at Flow Control Group

I've been inspired by Dave McComb at Enterprise Data World. It's time for a change!

1599 L. Philip Johnson
Specialist, Business Operations at Aerojet Rocketdyne, an L3Harris Technologies company

I have experienced the cost and frustration of application-centric data and its unavailability for multiple uses. A data-centric revolution with conforming future software applications, to the extent possible, will empower people and lower enterprise costs.

1600 Jason
1601 Torsten Osthus
CEO at OSTHUS Empowerment

I fully share the principles, these are value oriented.

Student at Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai Nigereia

I am signing in to have privilege of meeting other champions of data-centric revolution

1603 Mark Kuhnhenn
Sr. Data Architect at The Hershey Company

I have spent almost 40 years trying to get the people of my organizations to understand what Data truly is.

1604 Gines Gomez
CIO at Gamma Comunicaciones
1605 Mohan Kumar
Enterprise Architect at Apotex

Learning, exploring and sharing the Knowledge Graphs and Semantics.

1606 Ryan Joseph Perez Salayo
Solution Architect at DXC Technology

It make sense

1607 Ferit Buyukkececi
CTO at

“Just remember, your data will likely long outlive your codebase. Spend energy keeping it orderly and clean, it’ll pay off well in the long run.” - Justin Etheredge

1608 Ömür Bali
Director at iLAB
1609 Eugeniu Costetchi
CEO at Meaningfy
1610 Eugeniu Costetchi
CEO at Meaningfy

I'm signing the Data-centric Manifesto because I believe in prioritizing a domain-first approach to data management. This approach champions data as a central asset, independent of proprietary systems. By endorsing these principles, I aim to position Meaningfy and myself at the forefront of this vital transformation in data handling.

1611 Federico Malusa
Principal Bioinformatician/Data Scientist at -
1612 Paul Watson
Senior Project Director at Arcadis

Data is the life blood of projects, to often it is siloed in a variety of systems, these can be enterprise or custom solutions - this leads to the data which would really unlock delivery and productivity going unused, data rather than applications is the solution to this.

1613 Dan Turner
Director at Arcadis
1614 Ara Ghanime
CEO & Cofounder at TIMeCS Inc.

It makes plain common sense.

1615 Rachid Latif
Solution Architect (OT) at KROHNE Group
1616 Mohan Kumar
Enterprise Architect at Apotex

Personal Interest and Learning

1617 Takashi Hitomi
Senior Director, Business Development at Oracle Corporation Japan

Crisp and sharp principles!

1618 Joel Mamedov
Data Architect at SMF
1619 Nicolas Chauvat
Founder and CEO at Logilab

I keep repeating to clients and during talks "data stays, applications fade away", so count me in. has been working to publish data on the web since its creation in 2000 using the principles of hypertext and the standards of the Semantic Web. We developed free open source software to help that process, including and

We received international awards for the work we did since 2010 on projects like or and we have been promoting the data-centric approach by organizing the conference

1620 Elena Chochanova
Consultant Digitalization & Building Information at TNO

Overcoming legacy system limitations, vendor locking and breaking the data silos are perhaps the biggest roadblocks towards digitalizing any industry. We already have enough complex challenges within the AECO industry and I firmly believe that this one should not be one of them.

1621 Etienne
business analyst at Gasunie

I support the manifesto

1622 Тимур
Руководитель отдела at Innopolis
1623 Michel Bohms
Senior Data Scientist at TNO

It covers part of our TNO Data principles especially "FAIR-Q Data". It is underlying al our activities including the development of NEN2660 and EN17632 (SML).

1624 Antoine
Mantainer at OneFolder

We can read documents from 1860, but can't open spreadsheets from the 80s.

Clearly the status quo around software is not aligned with long term thinking.

It's a ticking bomb, let's do something about it!

1625 Oscar Wiygul
Data Architect at BAE Systems

I've felt the pain personally of being locked into an application environment that I felt was no longer serving my needs then realizing how trapped my data was. By moving to a data-centric approach, the data is no longer beholden to the passing fads and prevailing notions of applications and therefore can become something much greater; something interoperable and transcending the application layer.

1626 Daniel Taylor
Semantic Engineer

I have seen firsthand the crisis of application-centric data culture and the benefits of applied semantics, and am committed to the data-centric principles as the future of information and knowledge.

1627 Neal J Linson
Chief Data and Analytics Officer at InCite Logix
1628 Royce Samuel
Big Data Consultant at Mission Clous
1629 Nicky Clarke
Partner AI Strategy at Wipro

Data is the lifeblood of AI and needs the characteristics described by this manifesto for optimal use by our emergent intelligence and sense-making capabilities.

1630 Tavi Truman
CTO / Ontologist at RocketUrBiz, Inc

Having worked as an Enterprise Architect, DBA and Principal application developer, and commercial developer of enterprise-grade software I know firsthand the trap of "Application-centric" and "Data Model First" design. The way for modern information system design and implementation, hyper-automation, and intelligent software is to break free of the past and embrace ontology-first, ontology-driven software development to build knowledge-infused Graphs Data Systems ready-made for AI and intelligent workflow automation.

1631 Patrik Kompuš
Ontology architect at Dun & Bradstreet
1632 Cynthia Halfwerk
Informatiespecialist at Saxion
1633 Kristina Ek
Head of data management at Roaring Group AB

It must be data’s turn now to become an efficient component of society. Tools, standards and models are needed, to create understanding, usability, transparency and traceability. So that data can be a true source of knowledge.

1634 Dianna Pieper
Director at Independent

In my career, understanding, managing, and governanceof data has played a back seat. Focus is needed to recognize data as an asset.

1635 spkc
Scholar at MSU

for research purpose

1636 Donny Winston
President at Polyneme LLC

When facing information overload (really, filter failure), as my clients typically do, application-centric is nuts. Applications shouldn’t extract, transform, and load (ETL); they should visit, transact, and leave (VTL).

1637 Foletti Ambrogio
Data Steward and Data Scientist at Bundesamt für Landwirtschaft BLW

I am a firm believer in the manifesto's goals

1638 Emanuele Ghedini
Full Professor in Nuclear Reactor Physics at University of Bologna

Involved since 2018 in the development of EMMO ontology for applied sciences, I realized as industrial engineer that information (i.e., data with semantic meaning) and formalized knowledge (i.e., linked information) are the real resources, that span transversally through the many applications that can handle and generate them.

1639 Thomas Francart
CEO at Sparna

Applications fade, data stays. I like to see data beyond applications, ontologies beyond data, conceptual models beyond ontologies, meta-models beyond conceptual models.

Even now with LLM, this approach is still valid, but the form of this "data" may evolve : will the "data" of the future be written in plain text instead of CSV/JSON/RDF, so that it is both human and machine readable ?

1640 Jouni Lappi
Senior Service Architect at Gofore Lead

It makes sense and resonates fully as a remedy for what I have seen in different customer environments.

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1643 Ville Eemilä
Project manager at Devikone Oy

I agree with the manifesto 100%

1644 Birsen Cakar
Data Product Owner at Rainforest Alliance

I am employed within a non-governmental organization (NGO) and aim to promote awareness regarding the significance of data, prioritizing its importance over current trends emphasizing business applications and tools.

1645 Florence Vary
Director Data & Business Intelligence at EPEX SPOT

Driven by systems for years, I'm now driving the change along our journey to get full power of data. This in not an easy path because before technology or process is it about people and their ability to change. Good news is by joining forces it can come quicker and better because 1+1 is 3!

1646 Tomas Stenlund
CEO at Ineo

We strongly subscribe to the asset value and strategic value of data in organisations

1647 Caio Klein
CPO at Skyone


1648 Niclas Granden
Founding Partner at Ineo Oy

I myself should always have control over my own assets, also data. How my data is used is my business and I choose how it is used. Companies and services must respect that fact and requirement, not only legal but personal requirements as well

1649 Martin Goebbels
Analyst and Developer at Independent Contractor

Data is the input and output of any process, the from and to, the first thing to be defined

1650 Sameh Hassan
Data Engineer at Informs
1651 Harm Bodewes
Consultant at Marathon ICT

Because I 100% agree

1652 Fairooz Habeeb
CEO at Nextbiz (Private) Limited
1653 Maarten van der Heijden
Data Engineering Architect at Tatasteeel Europe
1654 Nicholas Greensmith
Software Engineer / Data Scientist at Softcom Technologies S.A.

Having had to draw reports from databases spawned by an application centric approach, I've concluded that semantics must be of the domain of the database and NEVER that of the application. The application holding such responsibilities only means all other applications must reimplement the same logic leading to fractured definitions and cryptic errors in large systems.

1655 Pornpipat Popum
Chief Information Officer at Fyra Labs

I agree that data should be exposed in open formats, and can be accessed directly without the usage of one single application.

1656 Ismael
Co-founder at Listy

We are constantly providing not only our data to other platforms, but the meaning behind it such as we do with our interests or favourite things. That "meaning" later is processed as vectors of exploit in the form of hyper-targeted advertising. We need a change, that's why we are building

1657 Tyler DiBartolo
Software Engineer

As a former backend engineer at IBM and WBD, I'd love to see how semantic and linked-data tools can evolve the way we develop software and make sense of the world around us.

1658 Chaun L. Burnette
Founder/CEO at EighthPARALLEL

I believe in the movement, and support the data-centric methodologies this manifesto stands for.

1659 Lucas Verhelst
CTO at BIM-Connected | Wistor

Your applications are holding your data hostage!
Free your data by using open standards such as RDF. Working data-centric will motivate your organisation to standardise and work more efficiently.
Join the movement!

1660 joe song
data innovation lead at astrazeneca

with the advancement of large scale data with multiple modalities, we need to keep thinking about how to use the data well. i can see our movement in data innovation so i am happy to see more actions and communications on it.

1661 高木章光
1662 Joaquin Melara
Principal at Ernest Consulting Practice

Data-Centric is a means for agreeing to harmonize communication between people using machines as an intermediary. It is certainly a step above being application-centric and provides a means for rising above the noise / confusion associated with fragmented meaning.

1663 Takahiko Nishida
JFE Engineering Corporation
1664 Samirah


1665 Stefan Spycher
Director Engineering

100% aligned, and suffering from siloed, impossible-to-access data on a daily basis

1666 Hein Corstens
Semantic analyst and data modeller at CORSTENS information architecture

Only a data-centric approach leads to adequate information provision.

1667 Dominik Tomaszuk
postdoc at TU Vienna

The Data-Centric Manifesto highlights a crucial shift in perspective that addresses the fundamental inefficiencies and complexities plaguing Information Architecture within large institutions and across the web. This manifesto does not merely critique the current state but offers a forward-looking vision where data's primacy ensures its accessibility, security, and utility are managed at the enterprise level, fostering a landscape where applications transiently interact with data, thereby enhancing systemic flexibility and cost-effectiveness.

Information Architect

Information (data) landscape has been lacking investments in Information Architecture. Information Architecture principles can guide organizations evolve their information landscape aligned to their business strategy,

Information landscape in organizations (even global corporations) has been driven by Application Vendors, creating data silos.

1669 Wouter Van Deurzen
Data Quality Manager at Stedin
1670 Ryan A. Riccucci
Division Chief at U.S. Customs & Border Protection, U.S. Border Patrol

I signed this manifesto to signal my commitment to purposeful, meaningful, and honest discussion regarding the crucial aspects of data creation, data quality, and knowledge representation for artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and machine reasoning (MR). The tremendous progress in innovative applications of AI seem destined to come crashing to a halt because the requirements to create AI-ready data seems to be an afterthought or absent from the AI conversation altogether. The Global AI zeitgeist, the Great Powers Competition, and America’s technology fetishism are a few of the things that keep me awake at night, but the specter of a data doomsday is what I find most concerning—the point at which organizations can no longer afford the cost of exploding data storage and computational bandwidth. But forget the potential savings of the data-centric paradigm, if we don’t emphasize the data, we are going to lose the AI arms race. This manifesto gives me hope. Potentially no longer an open secret, numerous reports, surveys, audits, and industry experts generally concur that most organizations do not have AI-ready data, the majority of organizations’ data holdings are garbage, and organizations spend an inexcusable amount of money on programmers to maintain code between applications using duplicate or redundant data, that isn’t connected, consumable, or interoperable at scale. Data must be a forethought, not an afterthought, if organizations desire to reap the benefits of AI. To me, data is the only thought. And we must think harder.

1671 John Gugliotti
Data Science and Knowledge Engineering Professional at Independent Consultant

Data centric mindsets, process design, and technical foundations are essential to rapid and accurate deployment of the knowledge-based automated systems and augmented intelligence to defeat complex national, corporate, and community problem sets.

1672 Lisa
Data Governance Manager

This has been the foundation of our data management office since day one. I thought this was a given, but I have found out it is not common thinking.

1673 Brandon Clarke
Developer at Warrical
1674 Kenneth Lee
SWE at Perspectum Ltd.

I want to see this change within businesses

1675 Alexander Whillas
CTO at Taylor Square Designs

I think this relates strongly with the Solid spec and related technologies which are for individuals but can/should be applied to business too

1676 Alexander Whillas
CTO at Taylor Square Designs

I think this relates strongly with the Solid spec and related technologies which are for individuals but can/should be applied to business too

1677 D. Schmudde
CTO at Yorba

Storing data is a liability if you don't intend to profit off it.

1678 Emery Hemingway

Applications break, data doesn't.

1679 Keilin Olsen
Bikeshaver & Yakshedder

Lifelong obsession with rectifying the stagnancy and disconnection of our collective information. Bring on the world-graph!

1680 Farhad Ameri
Professor at Arizona State University
1681 Isabel Borges
Project Manager at TICE.PT
1682 Jay Thanki
Systems Engineer

I care about the world and want to make it a better place

1683 Azmir Abdi
Competence Center Lead Data-Centric Architecture at sidion GmbH

As a software architect, I have successfully implemented numerous integration projects for large corporations. The focus was always on reading and transforming existing data and delivering it to the right place. In other projects in which new processes were actually digitized, I myself was dependent on third parties to provide the necessary data. Even when implementing an event-driven architecture, it was extremely difficult to convince the other parties involved to provide all the required data. Data owners are guarding their data and cannot scale provisioning fast enough to meet demand. Months can pass before an API is adapted to access the data needed. With the data-centric approach, we can all focus on value creation in IT and shift-left data integration during operational processing

1684 John Yelle
1685 Steve Cochrane
Consultant at Consultant

To help people make progress faster, have more free time to enjoy their life and focus on new challenges

1686 Youssef Achbany
Enterprise Data Architect at Freelance

After so many years of complex data integration for DWH, BI, ... I'm glad to finally see what we think fir so many year formalize and spread.

1687 Venkatesh muddu
Head of data products at Ontollogix llc
1688 Toni Gonzalez
Head of Data & AI Governance at Vueling airlines

New ways of creating Software will come, Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing will continue to advance, but all these disciplines have one thing in common... Data.
Let's give Data the importance & care that it really deserves.

Head of Platform at MAPFRE
1690 Teresa Eastwood-Kiefer
Data and Content Chapter Leader, Regulatory at F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd - Basel - Basel