Before we begin, allow me to introduce myself! I’m the CEO and co-founder of Bateau, a software start-up that builds technology for senior living. Prior to starting Bateau, I spent 7 years at Palantir working on data integration projects with Fortune 500 companies in banking, pharmaceuticals, and energy. I’m deeply familiar with the challenges of disparate, messy data and I’ve also seen firsthand what’s possible when you bring together data from different systems and empower everyone to see the full picture.
If your goal is to see a more complete picture by bringing together information from different systems it’s important to think through what you want to achieve before you get started. The questions below are designed to help you avoid the messy, time-consuming, and frustrating challenges that often plague data integration projects.
What questions do I want to ask and what datasets do I need to answer those questions?
Where is this data coming from?
Who should have access to this data?
When does this data get updated?
How does this data need to be modified or altered to fit your goals?
Now that we’ve covered the key questions to ask ahead of any data integration project, we’re ready to dive deeper and explore what’s possible with data integration. In recent years there has been a huge wave of innovation in software, wearables, and sensors that capture data on resident health and so we’re going to focus on using this data to identify opportunities to proactively improve care, have informed conversations with families, and more!
Check out our website for more detail on what we’re doing with data at Bateau!