Signatories

290 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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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5 Sandy Davis
Enterprise Data Architect at BNSF Railway

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

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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.

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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.

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

it just aligns with my experience and sense of making sense

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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18 Martha Lemoine
Enterprise Data Architect

Data must be managed as an asset

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19 Alan Ponce
Student at University of Southampton

Data is the intrinsic value of the Web and organizations

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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.

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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.

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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

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26 Maurizio Lenzerini
Professor at Università di Roma La Sapienza

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

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27 Tyrone Grandison
CEO at Proficiency Labs

Been saying this for more than a decade.

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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

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29 Michele Cavallo
Enterprise Architect

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

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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

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

Data rulez!

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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!

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

IoT

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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.

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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.

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42 Toby McClean
PrismTech

Unleash the data

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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50 Abdullah
Technical Lead at MilSoft

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

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51 Alex Glaros
CEO at Center for Government Interoperability

the manifesto is getting at the core problem

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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.

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53 Bob Leigh
CEO at LocalGrid

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

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

In my life i try to fight with silos

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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.

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

I agree with it!

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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)

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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.

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63 Richard Ordowich
Senior Partner at STS Associates Inc.

There is a lack of Data Literacy in the world and this needs to be improved.

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64 Edgar Mora
IT Specialist at DSHS/JJRA

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

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65 Vel Rajagopal
EA at DOL
66 Norman Daoust
Principal Consultant at Daoust Associates

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

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67 Segun Alayande
Architecture Programme Manager at Heathrow Airport

It is required and makes sense

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68 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.

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69 Theodore S. Hills
Enterprise Data Architect at LexisNexis

because it's true

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

Im Interested to know this topic

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72 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.

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73 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.

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74 Timothy W. Cook
Innovator at MLHIM
75 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.

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76 Gregory Saxton
Enterprise Architect at LexisNexis

Because it's time.

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77 Nicolas Seyot
78 Larry Mitchell
President at Winton Group LLC
79 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.

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80 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!

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81 Thomas P Lukacovic
82 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.

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83 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).

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84 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.

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85 Patrick MARQUET
Innovation Leader at Sogeti / Capgemini

Great initiative!

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86 Andreas Matern
Owner/CEO at WISSENSKONTOR

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

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87 Benjamin Miller
Senior Analyst at Boeing / Supplier Mgmt

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

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88 Bo Ferri
Philosophical Engineer at SMI
89 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!

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90 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.

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91 Martijn evers
Principal architect and partner at I-refact

Stopping the technocratic approach to data management.

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92 Bas Stiekema
Owner at Xbas

So true!

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

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

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96 Matteo Rulli
Founder at FlairBit

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

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

Put data in the center of an organisation

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99 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.

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100 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.

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101 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.

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

I founded a company based on these principles.

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104 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.

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105 Rob van Wijk

To help advance the state of information technology

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106 Julius Zaldokas
Software developer at Algoritmu sistemos Ltd.
107 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.

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108 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.

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109 Rene Veldwijk
managing partner at Ockham Groep

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

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110 Heli Helskyaho
111 Galo Balda
Database Engineer

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

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112 Lukas Eder
Founder and CEO at Data Geekery GmbH

We're selling and maintaining an increasingly popular ORM in the Java Ecosystem: jOOQ (http://www.jooq.org). 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.

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113 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

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114 David Welden
Data Architect at Nissan North America

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

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115 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.".

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

I believe it should be this way.

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

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

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123 Robbert van Dalen
Developer at ING

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

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124 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

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

I believe deeply in the statement

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128 Susan Boyer
Senior Business Intelligence Consultant at Cardinal Solutions

Data is where the value of technology lies.

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129 David Amaya
130 Christopher Wood
Graduate Student at UCI

I believe in content-centric networks and applications.

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131 Danny Willen
Principal consultant Data Architecture at SAS

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

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132 Dora Pilgrim
133 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.

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134 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.

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135 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.

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136 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.

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137 Sabine Heimsath
Senior Consultant at its-people GmbH
138 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

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139 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.

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140 Learco Brizzi
Director at Itium BV
141 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.

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142 Artur Mrozowski
Data Architect

Data matures like wine, applications like fish

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143 Peter Bange

Anybody from SAP listening?

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144 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.

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145 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.

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146 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.

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147 Sophie Maler
Marketing Manager at RTI

Because I support the movement.

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148 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.

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149 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.

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150 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!

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151 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

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

Information is what matters, not code.

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154 Amit
Module Lead at MIMS

I believe in underlying principles.

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155 Miguel Angel Bayona Perez
Data Architect at ECB

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

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156 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.

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157 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.

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

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

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160 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.

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161 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!

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162 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

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163 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.

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164 Meredith Dart
BI Domain Architect

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

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165 Paco Hernández Gómez

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

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

Happy to meet like minded people.

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169 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.

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170 Brett Brewer
Principal at Max IT

I believe

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171 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.

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172 Jose Illescas

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

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

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

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

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

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178 JZ Tarrago
System Architect at ABS Consulting

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

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179 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.

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180 BESSON JEROME
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.

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181 Baumard
Entreprise Architect at Sentelis

I promote this approach

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182 Aris Murad
Head, DOwnstream IT Planning & Architecture at Petronas
183 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.

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184 Felix Vicente Contreras Herrrero
CEO at Independent
185 Ahmed Azmi
Brand ambassador at Istinara consulting
186 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.

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187 Behrin
Proect Information Management at Brunei Shell

Deployment toward data centric

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

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

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190 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

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191 Don
Architect at Moonbeam Systems

It is correct.

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192 Wolfgang Colsman
CEO at ZONTAL Inc.
193 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.

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194 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.

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195 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.

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196 Alex Victoria
CTO at Civitas Learning
197 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.

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

Because this is a truth of (Business) Life.

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199 T.A. Nguyen
For at INC Research

Data is the key to business.

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200 Rene Haasdijk
Partner at I-Refact

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

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201 Isaac Caballero
Data Architect at Boehringer Ingelheim
202 Robert Gröver
Business Intelligence & Adv. Analytics Architect at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co.KG
203 Anthony Nguyen
Data Architect at Civitas Learning
204 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!!

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205 jens
principal consultant at holon consulting gmbh
206 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.

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207 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.

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208 Luminita Vollmer
Information Architect at LarsenT Marketing

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

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209 Vladimir Alexiev
Lead, Innovation and Consulting at Ontotext

Semantic Data Integration will set you free!

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210 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.

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211 Kingsley Idehen
CEO at OpenLink Software

Becuase I agree with it wholeheartedly .

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212 Jürgen Jakobitsch
http://organization.turnguard.com/com/turnguard

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

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213 Mikel Egaña Aranguren
Linked Open Data Architect at Eurohelp Consulting
214 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.

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215 Andrew beresford
Head of developer at Npower
216 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.

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217 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.

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218 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'

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219 Huib
Knowledgebroker at Safety-Region Rotterdam-Rijnmond

Because we need a paradigmashift badly

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220 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.

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221 Julián Moyano Collado
222 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!

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223 Richard Nagelmaeker
Solution Architect

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

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224 Jason Snowden
Service Strategist/Sr. Software Architect of Data & Integration
225 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

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226 Willem van der Westhuizen
Md at Kwantu

Development of data centric solutions

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227 Karl Van Overloop
BI Architect at Gate2BI
228 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.

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229 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.

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230 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".

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231 Martin Spratt
Chief Data Value Officer at ClearDQ.com 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".

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232 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.

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233 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.

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234 Blair Kjenner
President at Method1 Enterprise Software

I believe in data centric revolution is necessary

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235 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

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236 Jared Barto
Business Analyst

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

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237 Javier Quintana Perez
IT Specialist at IBM GSE

It represents a new IT paradigm

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238 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.

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239 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.

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240 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.

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241 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.

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

Data must garner the same importance as any other corporate asset

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

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

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248 Blasi Luca
from Italy

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

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249 Eugene Vorsin
Architect at Rusfinance Bank

I share this principles

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250 luiz Carlos Camargo
Student at UFPR

My interest in Data-centric languages

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251 Mike Bowers
Owner at Bowers Programming and Consulting

I completely agree with the manifesto!

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252 Andrew Chisholm
Senior Product Manager at InfoVista

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

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253 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.

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

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

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255 Alexey SHCHEDRIN
Head of Data and Information at Aperam
256 Teodora Petkova
Content Writer at teodorapetkova.com

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.

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257 Harri Juntunen
Partner at TwinSpark

Because it is absolutely right thing to do.

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258 Bill Holada
Director of Data Management at Reyes Beverage Group
259 SANDEEP SHINAGARE
Data Architect at Self

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

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

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260 Wi Kotula
Data Architect at AEP

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

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261 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!



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262 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.

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263 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".

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264 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.

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265 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.

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266 Jeff Boehlert
Solutions Architect at PPD

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

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267 Andrea Volpini
Ceo at WordLift S.r.l.
268 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.

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269 MADONNALISA CHAN
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.

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270 Peter Mapleson
Director

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.

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271 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.

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272 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.

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273 Claudia Obata
Strategy Director at Globant
274 ANATOLIY KUROCHKIN
Architect at Open.ru
275 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.

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276 Owajigbanam Ogbuluijah
Senior Technical Consultant at Andela

Code, itself, is Data.

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277 stromi
IT Business Analyst at stromi

Set Theorie, SQL, E.F. CODD

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278 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.

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279 Julien

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

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280 Mario Renau Arce
Senior Big Data Architect at StratioBD
281 CHEVALIER
DG at GLUENDO

I am saying the same since a while...

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282 nicolas chevalier
DG at GLUENDO

I am advising and daily supporting data centric approach

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283 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.

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

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

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286 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.

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287 Jose Carranza
Head of Digital Transformation Architecture at SAP America

Data passionate

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288 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!

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289 ALVARO T.G.A
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.

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290 Gaurav Pandey
Consultant at Nomura

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

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