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4:10
Friday

POPIA in force: A win-win for business and customers

Both companies and customers benefit when firms are POPIA compliant and secure permission to contact customers, as this ensures a target of willing clients.

4:30
Jun 24, 2021

Democratising data ownership for true ‘know your customer’

Inverting the ‘360-view of the customer’ model could create a win-win situation for both customers and vendors in an environment of infinite online possibilities.

4:20

AI offers solution to standardisation, automation challenges

Conflicting rules and decisions mean standardising processes is notoriously difficult, but machine learning / artificial intelligence offer a solution.

3:30
Apr 23, 2021

Should blockchain tech be regulated more, or is it too late?

With the POPIA deadline fast approaching, the use of blockchain for storing personal information may have to come under scrutiny.

3:50
Apr 13, 2021

A work in progress: Toward data swamps, lakes or oceans?

Are the days of data warehouses numbered, or simply morphing into an exciting new model for data platforms?

4:20

The data asset: What’s it really worth?

All data has intrinsic worth, but its real value lies in how an organisation uses it, and whether it is fit for purpose when needed.

4:00

Getting to grips with CECL risk forecasting best practice

Organisations have the data they need, but they must move to proper data governance and management to align with global risk forecasting models.

4:00

Linking governance to compliance (and making auditors happier)

Moving data governance from a purely technical exercise to a higher level gives organisations greater oversight and supports compliance.

5:40
Mar 14, 2019

Metadata management is a science

Meta analytics is the new model for enabling complete data and process oversight.

4:10
Nov 21, 2018

Avoiding the data spaghetti junction

When data is the lifeblood of the organisation, quality content is not enough; tried and tested rules, controls and architectures are needed.

4:00
Jun 20, 2018

Consumer permission is not compliance

GDPR and POPI compliance demand restructuring of data management practices, and deep data and process mapping.

4:00
Apr 19, 2018

Benefits of GDPR compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation deadline could be a useful catalyst for getting data life cycle management back under control.

Mervyn Mooi
Director of Knowledge Integration Dynamics (KID) and represents the ICT services arm of the Thesele Group.

Mervyn Mooi is a director of Knowledge Integration Dynamics (KID). His competencies and focus is within data/information management and governance.

He has been in the ICT and data solutions industry for 38 years, beginning his career as an operator at the CICS bureau in Johannesburg in the early 1980s. Thereafter, he was appointed as a programmer at state-owned oil exploration and production company SOEKOR.

In 1986, Mooi joined Anglo American's head office ICT department where he remained for almost 12 years. Here he progressed to become a senior programmer, analyst, database administrator and technical support specialist.

After completing his degree in informatics, he then left to join Software Futures, where he worked as a senior consultant for 18 months in the data warehousing and business intelligence arena.

Mooi joined KID in 1999 as a data warehouse and business intelligence specialist. His experience in ICT disciplines includes operations, business and systems analysis, application development, database administration, data governance/management, data architecture/modelling, software support, data warehousing and business intelligence.