With over 14,000 stores spread across 25 countries, Walgreens Boots Alliance has recognized the need to develop a Master Data Management Program, as part of an overall Data Strategy initiative, to consistently manage the quality, data interoperability, accessibility, and availability of core data (e.g., customer, product, etc.). For global organizations like Walgreens Boots Alliance, these challenges are magnified by the need to master data domains across divisions and countries.
- Establishing business goals for a MDM program and designing architectural blueprints for data integration, MDM and data modelling.
- Determining which key business data can be mastered and incorporated in a global MDM program.
- Addressing the differing cultural and political realities in order to create a successful and valuable global MDM program.
- Identifying industry standards, regulatory data needs and other global attributes to establish a global data domain.
Senior Director of Data Architecture – Global Enterprise Architecture
Walgreens Boots Alliance – USA