Modern Data Discovery is driven by the need for timeliness in decision making. That's absolutely necessary in a fast-moving, digital business. However, ensuring that business people have the right data and consistent information as a foundation remains a fundamental requirement. Addressing these needs through a future-ready BI platform demands automation of every aspect of preparation and delivery of data to the business, including governance, security, and a shared semantic layer. Based on two white papers written in collaboration with TimeXtender, Barry explores the principles and practices of applying automation in support of Data Discovery.