Cognopia Has Signed SK Telecom as a Customer for the Collibra Data Governance Center
SK Telecom's Big Data team realised the need to govern the vast amounts of data they have collected in recent years
SEOUL, South Korea, November 21, 2017 (Newswire.com) - SK Telecom, South Korea’s largest telecommunications company by market share, has invested in the Collibra Data Governance Center to increase the value of their Big Data initiatives and ensure business decisions can be based on trustworthy, easy-to-find data. Having seen the value of Big Data, SK Telecom has increased efforts to gather data from the enterprise in recent years and is now seeking to unlock the value this Big Data asset can deliver.
Junghee Cho, project manager for the SK Telecom Data Centre of Excellence said, “SK Telecom is definitely one of the leading companies in the big data area in the nation. For the past years, we have put our efforts into collecting and processing an enormous amount of data from all over the corporation, which runs a telecommunications business with market share of 50 percent. However, the management and utilization have been getting more and more complex and difficult as we deal with more data every day. That is why we decided to initiate our data governance practice.”
Like many organisations, SK Telecom struggled with the volume and complexity of data across the enterprise. In order to ensure collaboration between Business and IT users in the Data Governance Programme, SK Telecom embarked upon a selection process for modern, user-friendly Data Governance software to support this team. Collibra, the leading data governance software platform for business users, was selected by SK Telecom as the best choice to meet this need.
“Our aim is to let employees find, understand and utilize data in an easier and more managed way. We studied a few globally well-known solutions and picked Collibra Data Governance Center for the reason that it is simple and light in utilization but very flexible and customizable in operation. Collibra opens a way to implement the data governance platform in a customer’s way,” said Mr. Cho.
“Collibra approaches metadata management from a holistic data governance perspective, which captures both business and technical metadata. This enables users to understand the complete enterprise context and lineage of their data to gain business value. We’re pleased SK Telecom has selected Collibra for their Data Governance project in what we feel is an important vendor evaluation in Korea,” said Stan Christiaens, co-founder and chief technology officer for Collibra. “Without the critical value-add data governance provides, organizations are in the precarious position of never being able to truly trust their data.”
SK Telecom was assisted in the software selection process by Cognopia Pte Ltd, a Singaporean-based reseller of the Collibra Data Governance Center that specializes in bringing foreign-owned software solutions to market in the Asia Pacific region. Of the relationship, Mr. Cho said, “Cognopia has shown the unwavering support and sponsorship from the evaluation to the implementation. I do not think we could get this far without Cognopia’s endless help and service.”
Neil Burge, Cognopia’s CEO, said, “We are delighted that SK Telecom has invested in Collibra’s industry-leading Data Governance Center. Korean companies are typically very advanced in their ability to gather and process large volumes of data, yet they may struggle to unlock the value contained in this asset. We expect other leading Korean firms to expand their own Data Governance initiatives in the coming years. SK Telecom is showing great leadership by being an early adopter of this technology in Korea.”
Neil Burge, CEO
Source: Cognopia Pte Ltd