Entries by Winston Chen

A Retrospective: My 10 Years at Kalido

In two weeks, I will leave Kalido to take a one-year sabbatical. My wife and I together with our two children will live on a remote island in the northern part of Norway. The location admittedly is unusual. My wife is Norwegian, and we want our children to know the culture and language. Plus, we […]

Building Data Cathedrals

On a recent trip to Barcelona, I did an exceedingly rare thing for a business trip: I went sight-seeing. The top of my list was Sagrada Familia, a gigantic modern cathedral designed by eccentric Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. After standing in line for nearly an hour to get in, I was fully prepared to be underwhelmed: […]

Please Stop Trying to Come Up with a Single Enterprise Definition of Customer

Try this. Think back through all the data warehouse, MDM, BI and other assortment of data management projects that you’ve been involved in. Can you think of a case in which an entire enteprise adopted a single definition of customer? Or a single definition of product? Your project team might have put together a definition. […]