Data Governance Happenings is glad to provide a report on happenings in the Data Governance Industry:

Real-World Data Governance Webinar Series
Data Modeling is Data Governance
Robert S. Seiner with Special Guest David Hay

September 17, 2015

Data modeling is considered a staple in the world of data management. The skill of the data modeler and their knowledge of the business plays a large role in successful Enterprise Information Management across many organizations. Data modeling requires formal accountability, attention to metadata and getting the business heavily involved in data requirement development. These are all traits of solid Data Governance programs.

Join Bob Seiner and Dave Hay in this month’s installment of Real-World Data Governance to discuss data modeling as a form of data governance. Learn how to use the skillfulness of the data modeler to advance data-as-an-asset and governance agendas, while conveying the importance and value of both disciplines.

In this webinar Bob and Dave will talk about:

  • Data Modeling as Art or Science
  • Role of Data Modeler in a Governance Program
  • Data Modeler Skills as Governance Skills
  • Modeling and Governance Best Practices
  • Leveraging the Model as a Governance Artifact

Register for the September 2015 Webinar – Data Modeling is Data Governance please click here.

To see a list of the remaining 2015 RWDG Webinars – please click here.

Recent DAMA Webinar
August 18, 2015
Taking Information Governance to the Next Level

Our society is rapidly evolving towards being information driven. Nearly every industry and line of business is confronted with increasing amounts of data and a push towards better decision making. The domain of data governance has transformed into a much broader field of expertise that is about much more than being an honest broker focusing on better definitions and clarifying ownership. The rapid adoption of analytics, increasing sets of data sources, HOV (harder to obtain value) data and compliance needs has resulted in mushrooming of often unrelated initiatives. The next generation of Information Governance needs to embrace these developments and use the domain experience to allow the convergence of the disparate initiatives and use the energy and enable information centric organizations.

The webinar focused on:

  • Setting the scene: Defining ‘Information Centric Organization’
  • Positioning Information Governance in a CDO context: Information innovation as a driver
  • Drowning in the data lake or having a breach? Data Governance as a safeguard
  • Defining and selling the information strategy

To view the webinar and slides follow this link:

The Data Governance Financial Services Conference
The Westin Jersey City Newport, Jersey City, NJ
September 28-29, 2015

The 2015 Data Governance Financial Services Conference is the only conference dedicated entirely to Data Governance and Financial Services.

Choose from the many Conference sessions, Keynotes, Panels and Tutorials. There will be sessions by data governance experts and case studies from the financial sector and sessions designed for the experienced data governance / data quality professionals, as well as for beginners.

Conference topics include Getting Started in Data Governance in Financial Services, How to Enhance a Financial Data Governance Program, Practical approaches to BCBS 239, metrics, using software tools, stewardship, and much more.

More information can be found at:

The Data Governance Winter Conference
The Westin Beach Resort and Spa, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
December 7-11, 2015

Practical Approaches and Success Stories – The Premier Event on Data Governance

The Data Governance Winter Conference will focus on the “how-tos” from starting a data governance and stewardship program to attaining data governance maturity.

Look for the agenda to be posted soon at:

The Only Book on the Subject
Non-Invasive Data Governance: The Path of Least Resistance and Greatest Success
Publisher: Technics Publications; September 1, 2014 – ISBN-10: 1935504851
Written by Robert S. Seiner – KIK Consulting &

Data governance programs focus on authority and accountability for the management of data as a valued organizational asset. Data Governance should not be about command-and-control, yet at times could become invasive or threatening to the work, people and culture of an organization. Non-Invasive Data Governance™ focuses on formalizing existing accountability for the management of data, and improving formal communications, protection, and quality efforts through effective stewarding of data resources.

Non-Invasive Data Governance will provide you with a complete set of tools to help you deliver a successful data governance program. Learn how:

  • Steward responsibilities can be identified, recognized, formalized, and engaged according to their existing responsibility, rather than being assigned or handed to people as more work.
  • Governance of information can be applied to existing policies, standard operating procedures, practices, and methodologies, rather than being introduced or emphasized as new processes or methods.
  • Governance of information can support all data integration, risk management, business intelligence and master data management activities rather than imposing inconsistent rigor to these initiatives.
  • A practical and non-threatening approach can be applied to governing information and promoting stewardship of data as a cross-organization asset.
  • Best practices and key concepts of this non-threatening approach can be communicated effectively to leverage strengths and address opportunities to improve.

To purchase the book either visit Technics Publications or

The Data Governance Professional Organization

The DGPOSM is a non-profit, vendor neutral, association of business, IT and data professionals dedicated to advancing the discipline of data governance.

The objective of the DGPOSM is to provide a forum that fosters discussion and networking for members and to encourage, develop and advance the skills of members working in the data governance discipline.

The DGPOSM involves task-driven Working Groups, provides webinars and distributes a regular newsletter. Members receive discounts to the industry’s most important events and access to a members-only content section.

More information can be found at:

Join us again in a future issue of for an updated list of Data Governance Happenings! Please let us know if there are additional items that should be mentioned.

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Haleigh Wright

Haleigh Wright

Haleigh Wright is the Assistant to the Publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter ( Haleigh graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Scientific Computing in 2015, and she is now pursuing her PhD in Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she is an National Science Foundation IGERT Network Science Trainee. Her research interests include computational sustainability, data analysis, data security and privacy, network science, and cryptography. After Haleigh concludes her studies, she plans to enter Industry, with particular interest in entrepreneurial ventures.

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