Strengthen Your Data Management Program
with Fully Integrated DCAM
Data best practice meets fintech innovation.
Flexible, high-value data consulting and solution design, by financial experts
Delv partners with companies to plan successful data management programs that put agility and scalability first, using DCAM -- the same assessment framework trusted by regulators and over 60% of major financial institutions.
DCAM (Data Management Capability Assessment Model) for data management assessment isn't just about data. It's about aligning your culture to bring the meaning and value of your data to the forefront. The DCAM model gives a unified vision across your business, data, and technology functions to provide a comprehensive picture of the health of your organization's data management program. It delivers high business value by strengthening organizations' commitment to widening access to data while lessening dependence on manual workarounds.

A DCAM survey can be used to:
  • Stand up a new data management program;
  • Assess an in-flight data management program;
  • Benchmark your program year-on-year, or against competitors.

DCAM surveys, coupled with an optional 1-2-day DCAM Training, provide organizations with a common language and mindset for understanding data that can accelerate the development of a common data culture.

The data landscape is continuously shifting in response to disruptive technologies.

That's why at Delv, we put agility and scalability at the center of every data management project. We're invested in tackling each of our clients' diverse problems with a fresh perspective and providing precise, evidence-backed action plans to solve their unique data challenges.
We are specialists in finance, with extensive experience delivering transformation for major banks and financial institutions.
Our leadership and senior consultants have spent much of their careers designing and delivering systems, operating models, and data architectures in finance
We are active members of the Enterprise Data Management Council (EDMC) and the Data Coalition, sought-after speakers at industry events regarding data, and have delivered multiple projects around data management, data governance, data architecture, data quality, BCBS 239, and data strategy
Program initiation and delivery
Our core expertise is content-heavy program initiation and delivery. Beyond project management, our business analysts, data analysts, and data quality analysts are second-to-none, with extensive experience across risk, regulatory, finance, and data transformation
Our Cloud expertise allows us to help clients leverage the cost and infrastructure synergies of Cloud in a way that maintains compliance and ensures the privacy and security of their data.
Our DCAM assessments
Our EDMC-licensed consultants are experts in conducting DCAM assessments that identify specific data pain points and opportunities for growth. We define every step of a new or existing data management project to achieve your organization's targets without sacrificing flexibility.
Subject Matter Expertise and Data Requerements
Data Management
Technology Management
Business process
Data to support the Process
Business Data Management
Business Element
Technology Architecture
Data Consumers
Data to support
the Consumer Process
Data Architecture
Data Organization
Application Technology
Design, Build, Run
Data Analytics
Data to Support Business Intelligence
Technical Data Management
Data Element
Used with the permission of the EDM Council.
Data Element
Business Element
We employ DCAM to assess the strengths and weaknesses of our clients' data programs across 7 core competencies.
We highlight where to allocate funds for maximum impact:
Data Management Strategy & Business Case
Data Management Program & Funding Model
Business & Data Architecture
Data & Technology Architecture
Data Quality Management
Data Governance
Data Control Environment
Regulatory Hurdles Transformed into Opportunities at a Major Bank with Forward-Looking Assessment and Management Blueprint
A major financial firm turned to Delv to reassess its data architecture in light of new regulatory changes.
About Us
12 years
Delv is a data consultancy firm that sets the standard for data management, analytics, and reporting in the financial industry.

Our consultants define industry best practices for data strategy aligned to BCBS-239 Principles, enabling our clients to make timely key business decisions across all business functions and comply with their regulatory obligations based on a sound data environment.
of delivering successful projects
$ 10 trillion+
assets of clients
projects delivered
renewal rate
Dave Lindsay
Chief Executive Officer
For over two decades, Dave has been building and leading great teams to deliver major data, systems and process transformation in the financial sector. He is passionate about empowering organizations through thoughtful strategies that leverage new technologies. A New Zealand native, Dave's career has led him to financial institutions across the globe, building the relationships that form the basis of Delv's reputation for excellence.

Dave has significant expertise in data strategy, data architecture, and data management best practices, and speaks regularly at industry data events. He is certified in DCAM 2.0, is a licensed DCAM trainer, a member of the Data Coalition's Financial Transparency Act Task Force, and an attorney admitted to the New York State bar.
Nondumiso Qwabe
Vice President
Nondumiso is an experienced business analyst and product manager with particular expertise in data management, liquidity risk management, product control, finance, and regulatory reporting

Originally from Swaziland, Nondumiso has a degree in economics from Middlebury College, post-graduate studies from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and holds certifications in Product Management and DCAM 1.3.

She recently played a key advisory and delivery role in a major bank's build-out of its data-management platform, with a focus on data quality and governance, and aligning with BCBS 239. Prior to that she was the lead business analyst on the design and delivery of a product control adjustment platform and drove key data and business analysis streams of 2052a liquidity risk regulatory reporting.
Nick Poskitt
Nick has over 25 years' experience in the finance industry, initially managing teams in product control at top tier banks, and later in project roles within operations, risk, IT, and data, before joining Delv in 2009. He has significant business analysis and data analysis experience, with particular expertise in P&L attribution and market risk calculation methodologies, including FRTB.

Nick brings a holistic yet detail-driven mindset, with a deep understanding of the criticality of control functions, getting core data architecture right, and implementing robust operating models across functional groups. He has extensive experience in data and systems integrations and migrations, as well as in strategic reviews of financial functions.

His recent work has included data-heavy risk and regulatory deliveries, data-management operating model implementations, product control reviews, and remediations, big data projects, and blockchain prototypes.
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