Information Governance: Controlling Information as a Strategic Enterprise Resource

Information governance is the management role and responsibility applied to information as a resource of the enterprise. Information governance is simply the execution of management leadership (direction) and control (assurance that direction is followed properly) in order to manage information as an enterprise resource. This article on Information Stewardship is being published on in association with the Data Governance Conference Europe 2008, planned and delivered by IRM UK, DebTech International and Wilshire Conferences. Larry English was very kind to submit this content to through the IRM UK to promote the early February 2008 event. Larry will be a keynote speaker and will provide a full-day tutorial on information governance at the conference.

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Data Governance Europe Conference

Dates: 4-6 February 2008 – London, UK
Venue: Royal Garden Hotel

Data governance has emerged as a new discipline in response to both regulatory requirements as well as business necessity. Following two successful data governance conferences in the United States, IRM UK is pleased to partner with Wilshire Conferences and DebTech International for the Data Governance Europe Conference that will be held in the UK in February 2008. This conference will focus on the “how to’s” in getting started, deploying and sustaining a data governance and stewardship programme.

Highlights of the Conference include:

  • Learn how to design, implement and sustain a top-notch data governance initiative in your organisation
  • Choose from 5 pre-conference tutorials and 3 conference tracks

Topics of the Conference include:

  • Data governance basics
  • How to get started in data governance
  • Real life success stories
  • Data stewardship
  • Master data management (MDM) and governance
  • Privacy
  • Data protection
  • Best practices in data governance
  • Tips on improving communications in data governance
  • Business intelligence and data governance
  • Data governance frameworks, maturity models and methodologies
  • How to deal with change, cultural and political issues
  • Data governance roles and responsibilities
  • Pitfalls to avoid in data governance initiatives

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Larry English

Larry English

Larry, President and Principal of INFORMATION IMPACT International Inc., is one of the most highly respected authorities in the world on how to apply information quality management principles to Total Information Quality Management. He has provided consulting and education in more than 40 countries on six continents.Ê

Larry was featured as one of the Ò21 Voices for the 21st CenturyÓ in the American Society for QualityÕs Journal Quality Progress in its January 2000 issue. Heartbeat of America, hosted by William Shatner, awarded him the ÒKeeping America StrongÓ award in December 2008 honoring his work in helping organizations eliminate the high costs of business process failure that enable them to eliminate the high costs of business process failure caused by poor quality information. Larry was honored by the MIT Information Quality Program for a Decade of Outstanding Contributions to the field of Information Quality Management in July 2009. You may contact him by email at

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