DMCS - About Data Management Consultancy Services

Data Management Consultancy Services Ltd is an independent, practitioner-led, consultancy which specialises in assisting firms and vendors in managing strategic and complex enterprise data management challenges in a practical and effective way.

DMCS was co-founded in 2012 by Sally Hinds and Lorraine Waters, recognised industry experts in the data management space. Lorraine joined HSBC in Sept 2013 as Deputy Chief Data Officer and Global Head of Data Policy.

Sally Hinds continues to lead DMCS and has a strong network of talented industry practitioners who can be called upon for specific projects as required. Sally has significant experience in data management strategy & data governance, operations and transformation, from definition through to delivery, having been global Head of Enterprise Data Management at global Tier 1 banks, as well as holding senior roles with the major data vendors, as well as EDM vendors and previous data management consultancy experience.

We offer a truly unique service:

  • if you are a bank or financial institution we can help you with Data Quality & Data Governance, Strategy & Target Operating Model (including Utilities/Outsourcing/ Shared Service implementation), Vendor Management Strategy & Cost Optimisation, Vendor Product Evaluation, including RFI/RFP management through to selection, Interim management & Change Management
  • if you are a Vendor of data or data management tools DMCS can offer a unique perspective for vendors as we have experience in both buying enterprise data and data management tools, as well as in selling them too. We can help you with Product/Service positioning (together with SWOT analysis), Pre-launch Early Adopter Programme Management, assistance with Product/Service Launch, training sales & marketing teams in EDM awareness, facilitating customer forums and user groups etc.

Our reputation and track record, our unique open approach together with our willingness to share our experience and best practice knowledge, has resulted in a growing portfolio of clients and our expanding network of partners and associates (the data ecosystem!) is testament to the results we deliver.

Meet the MD

Sally Hinds

Sally Hinds

Managing Director

Sally Hinds Co Founder Sally has worked for over 25 years in the enterprise data management space, for financial institutions, major vendors and for consultancy firms, including working for 5 years as Global Head of Enterprise Data Management for a tier-one bank and as Head of Data Governance for a global tier-one bank.  She also served on the board of directors of the EDM Council.

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