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Yolanda Smit

strategic BI manager at PBT Group.

Yolanda 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.



Riding the data wave through the junk status storm

Ultimately, junk status can only be survived if you can leverage the data within your reach, says PBT Group.

Data analyticsMay 18, 2017

Use data to overcome junk status

Riding the data wave through the junk status storm is indeed possible, if companies learn from the past.


BI packs a punch

A number of BI trends have had a tremendous impact on business in 2016.


BI of the future

Business intelligence must address an expanded set of data needs, with a convergence of different technologies.

Data visualisationFeb 24, 2016

A visualisation love story

Unlocking the story in data through visualisation is as rewarding as the joy of immersing in the beauty of the written word.

Data governanceNov 30, 2015

Data under governance magnifying glass

Governance of data management ensures the best state of data is available for effective corporate performance management.

Data ManagementSept 1, 2015

The data revolution

The business case for master data management and data quality.

POPIJun 4, 2015

POPI: More than consumer data

Don't forget about personal information kept regarding employee data when it comes to POPI compliance.

BIFeb 2, 2015

Reaching the peak

The business intelligence strategy is intended to be a guide for the journey to the summit.

BIDec 3, 2014

Making BI planning strategic

A BI solution that provides a competitive-edge should be one of the corporate strategy's objectives.

Legal ViewSept 1, 2014

The POPI hoo-ha

Complying with the Protection of Personal Information Act will eliminate real risks for companies.

Data ManagementJul 7, 2014

No more a slave

Be the master of your data by approaching MDM as a strategic programme instead of a single project.