Starting up at the age of 56

It is never too late to start up, I have heard. So despite I usually brag about having +35 years of experience in the intersection of business and IT and a huge been done list in Data Quality and Master Data Management (MDM) which can get me nice consultancy engagements, a certain need on the market has been puzzling in my head for some time.

Before that, when someone asked me what to do in the MDM space I told them to create something around sharing master data between organisations. Most MDM solutions are sold to a given organization to cover the internal processes there. There are not many solutions out there that covers what is going on between organizations.

But why not do that myself? – with the help of some younger people.

FirstLogoSaveYou may have noticed, that I during the last year have been writing about something called the Product Data Lake. This has until recently mostly just been a business concept that could be presented on power point slides. So called slideware. But now it is becoming real software being deployed in the cloud.

Right now a gifted team in Vietnam, where I also am this week, is building the solution. We aim to have it ready for the first trial subscribers in August 2016. We will also be exhibiting the solution in London in late September, where we will be at the Start-up Alley in the combined Customer Contact, eCommerce and Technology for Marketing exhibition.

At home in Denmark, some young people are working on our solution too as well as the related launching activities and social media upbeat. This includes a LinkedIn company page. For continuous stories about our start-up, please follow the Product Data Lake page on LinkedIn here.

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8 thoughts on “Starting up at the age of 56

  1. Gino Fortunato 20th April 2016 / 14:29

    Best of luck making the Product Data Lake a successful startup!

    • Henrik Liliendahl 20th April 2016 / 15:17

      Thanks a lot Gino

  2. Jan Erik Ingvaldsen 21st April 2016 / 09:53

    Lykke til! Følger det tæt!

    • Henrik Liliendahl 21st April 2016 / 10:00

      Tak Jan Erik. Vi ses. The service is multi-lingual of course 🙂

    • Henrik Liliendahl 9th May 2016 / 11:07

      Thanks Gerry

  3. Richard Branch 9th May 2016 / 11:25

    Good luck with the venture Henrik, I was that age when I started Semarchy UK so my view is it’s never too late! Go for it!

    • Henrik Liliendahl 9th May 2016 / 11:43

      Thanks Richard, see you in London next week

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