Yolanda SmitYolanda Smit is a strategic BI manager at PBT Group, specifically focused on developing and driving strategic blueprint roadmaps for business intelligence, master data management and other information management initiatives for clients in support of strategic achievement. Her understanding of the challenges of strategic execution converges with her passion for information insights as the driver for success to offer clients a unique approach to turning information into a concrete asset. Smit started off as a junior BI ETL and front-end developer at Harvey Jones Systems, and in a period of five years, established herself as an all-rounder with business and technical insight. Smit joined PBT Group in 2009, where she continues to consult in various industries and covers all verticals within the organisation. She completed her MBA with a specialisation in management consulting in 2008 at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. Smit’s MBA research evaluated the effectiveness of existing BI offerings in supporting corporate strategy execution, which she completed Cum Laude. She developed a tested model for business intelligence teams to guide them in how to shape their BI offering specifically geared towards the improvement of overall strategy execution.
4 Nov 2016
A number of BI trends have had a tremendous impact on business in 2016.
14 Jul 2016
Business intelligence must address an expanded set of data needs, with a convergence of different technologies.
24 Feb 2016
Unlocking the story in data through visualisation is as rewarding as the joy of immersing in the beauty of the written word.
30 Nov 2015
Governance of data management ensures the best state of data is available for effective corporate performance management.
1 Sep 2015
The business case for master data management and data quality.
4 Jun 2015
Don't forget about personal information kept regarding employee data when it comes to POPI compliance.
2 Feb 2015
The business intelligence strategy is intended to be a guide for the journey to the summit.
3 Dec 2014
A BI solution that provides a competitive-edge should be one of the corporate strategy's objectives.
1 Sep 2014
Complying with the Protection of Personal Information Act will eliminate real risks for companies.