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About Robert S. Seiner

Robert S. (Bob) Seiner is the publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter ( – and has been since it was introduced in 1997 – providing valuable content for people that work in Information & Data Management and related fields. is known for its timely and relevant articles, columns and features from thought-leaders and practitioners. Seiner and were recognized by DAMA International for significant and demonstrable contributions to Information and Data Resource Management industries. Seiner is the President and Principal of KIK Consulting & Educational Services, a data and information management consultancy that he started in 2002, providing practical and cost-effective solutions in the disciplines of data governance, data stewardship, metadata management and data strategy. Seiner is a recognized industry thought-leader, has consulted with and educated many prominent organizations nationally and globally, and is known for his unique approach to implementing data governance. His book “Non-Invasive Data Governance: The Path of Least Resistance and Greatest Success” was published in late 2014. Seiner speaks often at the industry’s leading conferences and provides a monthly webinar series titled “Real-World Data Governance” with DATAVERSITY.

  • iknovate

    So here’s a dilemma: social ownership – where anyone and everybody can change the date with absolutely no accountability and very few quality checks are in place.

    Those of us trying to maintain some semblance of order to the data have been screaming for years to get an understanding ear as to the impact to our personal lives (involvement is voluntary), to no avail.

    There is no one on the ‘power’ side who truly understands the issues related to Data Management and thusly seem to have no receptors for recognizing any conversations about same. The data is in one way mission critical, but is not viewed through a profit lens and therefore does not impact any bottom line except for the time of those who repeatedly work to fix it (personally, I’m under water because of it).

    What to do?

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