Last edited 04 Nov 2021

Data architect

Skills and Competency Framework, Supporting the development and adoption of the Information Management Framework (IMF) and the National Digital Twin, published by the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) in 2021, suggests that: ‘Data Architects are directed by the business to set the vision for the organisations use of data. They plan and design how data in systems relate to each other in a way that aims to integrate, centralise, protect and maintain the data that resides in systems. They collaborate with process modellers and owners to ensure individuals have the right access to information, in the right place, at the right time.’

NB The term ‘architect’ is protected by the Architects Act 1997 which established the Architects Registration Board (ARB). Only qualified individuals that are registered with the ARB can offer their services as architects. Section 20 of the Architects Act states that 'A person shall not practise or carry on business under any name style or title containing the word “architect” unless he is a person registered under this Act'.

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