We live in an ever-evolving global and inter- connected world, fueled by data to help organizations stay relevant, impactful and successful. Data is foundational for meeting the growing information needs to enable decision-making, regulatory reporting, and service delivery. Navigating this evolving landscape, a greater need for organizations is to become more data-informed and data-driven. Competing organizational priorities, limited skilled resources in data disciplines, complex governing structures and myriad other internal and external forces — at right — complicate the journey toward becoming a data-driven and resilient organization. Rather than see these forces as burdensome or as roadblocks, organization executives should look at them as opportunities to transform their data landscape in a strategic manner.