Data Architectures @ Data On Purpose

I had the pleasure of recently presenting a half-day workshop at the Data On Purpose event hosted by Stanford’s Social Innovation Review.  The workshop was titled “Data Architectures”.  Despite the generic, hard to decipher title, we had over 100 people sign up!

workshop selfie!
participants talking to each other… time for a workshop selfie!

I broke the topic down to talk about four types of architectures:

  1. Architectures for Data Management & Storage
  2. Architectures for Data Security
  3. Architectures for Building a Data Culture
  4. Architectures for Data Use

Of course these all overlap, but I’ve found them to be useful lenses for focusing discussion and questions with non-profits that are trying to be more data-centeric in their work and data-informed in their decision making.

Here’s the Data Architectures visual presentation I gave:


6 thoughts on “Data Architectures @ Data On Purpose

  1. I was there, and it was great! Would love it if you could post a list of digital data collection and storage tools so that we can find the right fit for our org. Thanks so much!

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