Happenings in Data Governance

The Data Governance and Information Quality Conference (DGIQ)
June 27-30, 2011 in San Diego, CA

Much has been written and debated as to what data governance is and what an organization needs to do in order to be successful. But how do you get started and ensure success? What happens after your program is implemented?

In developing the program for the Data Governance and Information Quality Conference the goal was to provide as many real life experiences not just from the industry-know specialists but from practitioners from diverse industries that have been there and have implemented data governance and information quality programs.

Here is a sample from the 30 case studies that will be presented at the conference:

  • Choosing Your Data Governance Strategies:From All-You-Can-Eat Buffet to Haute Cuisine – Pablo Riboldi, LDS Church
  • Kicking off Data Governance – Teresa Black, Alere Health
  • Implementing Data Quality Management using Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement Methods – David Ho, Warner Bros.
  • How to Integrate DG into your Enterprise Strategy: Create Visibility, Impact and a Cultural Fit for Your Program – Becky Briggs, ARC
  • How a Governance & Stewardship Program can provide a Valued Customer Experience – Eileen Moyer and Elizabeth Senay, Merck
  • Expanding Yahoo Data Quality to New Data Models and Divisions – Mariena Quintanilla, Yahoo!
  • Marathon, Not a Sprint: Sustaining a Data Governance Program – Thomas Fontanella, Genzyme Corporation
  • 6 in 60: Six Data Governance Case Studies in Sixty Minutes – Robert S. Seiner,. TDAN.com/ KIK Consulting & Educational Services
  • Implementing Data Governance through Project Methodology – David Plotkin, AAA of Northern California, Nevada, and Utah
  • How We Are Sustaining and Nurturing Data Governance at Lexmark – Srikant Dharwad and Joe Young, Lexmark
  • Datat Governance Lessons (Re) Learned: Expanding Data Governance at ConAgra Foods – Jeff Kazor, ConAgra Foods

In addition to case studies the conference offers 15 tutorials for every level of experience from beginner to advanced.

Keynotes by Larry English, Dan Hartley of ConAgra Foods, a keynote expert panel moderated by Danette McGilvray, and the Winner of the 2011 DG Best Practice Award.

For additional information on the conference, please visit http://www.dgiqconference.com.

The DG Best Practice Award

The Data Governance Best Practice Award, sponsored by DebTech International, TDAN.com and Wilshire Conferences, is given to an organization in recognition of the business value and technical excellence they have achieved in the design and implementation of an outstanding data governance program.

Each submission is judged on the following criteria:

  1. Sponsorship, planning and framework
  2. Business requirements and business participation
  3. Data governance program structure
  4. People-program team and the data governance role
  5. Measurements-program and success stories

Submissions for the 2011 were received from organizations from all over the world.  The winner will be announced in May and the award formally presented on June 29th at the Data Governance and Information Quality Conference.

For additional information about the award and to view the submission from last year’s winner, The British Army, please visit http://www.debtechint.com/dgiqconference2011/DGBestPractices2.html.

The Data Governance Professionals Organization (DGPO)

The DGPO founded in January 2011, 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 DGPO 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.

DGPO offers monthly teleconferences and webinars that focus on practical experiences and sharing between members.

Benefits of membership include access to DGPO recordings of teleconferences, opportunity to participate in working groups and special interest groups, access to members only resources, conference and educational discounts.

Our next teleconference on Effective Data Governance Councils will be held May 12 at 1 p.m. EDT. Join us and learn how your peers at other organizations have developed effective data governance councils. Panelists for this call include representatives from Alere Health, Hallmark, Southern California Edison, Lexmark and Sallie Mae. To register please email registration@dgpo.org.

The DGPO will be giving a session on Getting Help for Your Data Governance Initiative at the Data Governance and Information Quality Conference on June 28.

For additional information please visit www.dgpo.org or email info@dgpo.org.

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