Master Data Management and Data Governance Benchmark Survey

by Michael Ott, Innovative Systems & Robert S. Seiner, KIK Consulting &

According to Aaron Zornes of the MDM Institute, experts maintain that data governance is an essential component of any MDM program. However, many organizations are still struggling with ways to effectively integrate these two disciplines.

Innovative Systems ( and KIK Consulting ( would like to understand how Master Data Management and Data Governance are currently being addressed within your organization.

We appreciate your taking the time to complete this benchmark survey:


Responses will be aggregated into summary results that will be shared with all participants so that you can see how your MDM and Data Governance programs compare to those of other organizations.

The survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete. If you would like to further explore these topics, please indicate so at the end of the survey. Click here to begin.

If you have any questions, please email us at

Your individual answers will be kept confidential. See Innovative System’s Privacy Policy for more information.


About Innovative Systems, Inc.

Innovative Systems, Inc. is a premier provider of high accuracy data management and risk management software and services that have been proven in large-scale, demanding environments worldwide for more than four decades. We also provide consulting services in the areas of data governance, auditing and benchmarking, project planning and justification, and project implementation to help ensure the success of your data management and risk management initiatives.

About KIK Consulting

KIK Consulting provides pragmatic and cost-effective consulting, solutions and education in the disciplines of data governance & stewardship, data warehousing and business intelligence, meta-data and data management. KIK follows the proven Non-Invasive Data Governance™ approach focused on formalizing existing levels of accountability and governance.

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Robert S. Seiner

Robert S. Seiner

Robert (Bob) S. Seiner is the President and Principal of KIK Consulting & Educational Services and the Publisher Emeritus of The Data Administration Newsletter. Seiner is a thought-leader in the fields of data governance and metadata management. KIK (which stands for “knowledge is king”) offers consulting, mentoring and educational services focused on Non-Invasive Data Governance, data stewardship, data management and metadata management solutions. Seiner is the author of the industry’s top selling book on data governance – Non-Invasive Data Governance: The Path of Least Resistance and Greatest Success (Technics Publications 2014) and the followup book - Non-Invasive Data Governance Strikes Again: Gaining Experience and Perspective (Technics 2023), and has hosted the popular monthly webinar series on data governance called Real-World Data Governance (w Dataversity) since 2012. Seiner holds the position of Adjunct Faculty and Instructor for the Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College Chief Data Officer Executive Education program.

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