Practical Points from the DGPO: Exciting New Changes for the DGPO

The DGPO is thrilled to announce we are expanding our monthly webinar series to focus on our best practices, practical tips and immediate takeaways, supporting case studies given by successful data governance practitioners and presentations by industry experts. In addition to the webinar series, we are planning a virtual townhall series beginning in 2021 that will provide an open forum and enhanced networking opportunities.

DGPO Data Governance
Best Practices Framework

Several years ago, the DGPO developed an industry data governance framework focusing on Data Governance Best Practices. We began with a group of 20 DGPO volunteers who were successful Data Governance Practitioners. The initial team represented DGPO member companies from Finance, Healthcare, Education, Insurance, Government, Manufacturing / Retail / Consumer Goods, Pharma, Utilities and Consulting Services.  This dedicated team met on a weekly basis for more than six months to brainstorm, rationalize and level set on the Top Data Governance Best Practices across the six areas of our framework.

DGPO Recent Webinar

Our October 7th Webinar focused on one of these areas: METRICS.

A Proven Approach to Tracking DG Program Metrics and Deriving Business Value
Michele KochSenior Director Enterprise Data IntelligenceNavient & Lead Judge DGPO Data Governance Best Practice Award

In this webinar, Michele Koch shared Navient’s approach for tracking their Data Governance program through metrics. She will also discuss their lessons learned for deriving business value by quantifying the impacts for generating revenue while avoiding costs and complexity. 

About the Webinar speaker: Michele Koch was responsible for the successful design and implementation of the Enterprise Data Governance and Data Quality Programs at Navient. Their Data Governance Program won The Data Warehouse Institute’s 2010 Best Practices Award for the Data Governance category and the 2011 Data Governance Best Practice Award. In 2016, Navient’s DG Program was selected as one of 3 finalists for the Gartner Best Information Governance and Master Data Management award.

Please click here for more information about the webinar.

More Website Content Coming Soon

Additionally, we are planning to expand the Members Only section of our website to provide more details on each area of the DGPO framework and examples of successful approaches and outcomes for elements in each area culled from DGPO award winners and candidates, our successful webinar series, and conference presentations. Stay tuned for an announcement when this content is ready!

Upcoming DGPO Webinars

Establishing a Data Governance Program from the Ground Up
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Jun Vasquez Davantes – Director Data & Business Intelligence – Credit Union National Association (CUNA)

DGPO Data Stewardship Best Practices
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Jimm Johnson – VP Professional Development DGPO & Data Governance Program Manager Scripps Health

Best Practices in Data Governance Communications
Wednesday, January 5, 2021 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Malcolm Chisholm – President – Data Millennium

Virtual Townhall Series

If I Knew Then What I Know Now
Open discussion on experiences and lessons learned in overcoming roadblocks in implementing and sustaining data governance program.

Date and time will be confirmed soon.

Interested in Networking with over 4600 Data Governance Professionals?

Join the conversation in the Data Governance Professionals Organization LinkedIn Group.

To learn more about the DGPO and data governance best practices, visit and look for e-mail communications featuring regular updates and registration links for our webinars.

The DGPO is a non-profit, vendor neutral, association of business, IT and data professionals dedicated to advancing the discipline of data governance. Members have accessed to a community of practitioners, industry expertise, timely best practice articles and materials, as well as discounts to relevant industry events. If you would like more information about the DGPO and benefits of membership, please check out the DGPO Website.

Current Discounts for DGPO Members

Data Governance Conference Europe and MDM Summit Virtual Conference
Co-located with Enterprise Data and BI & Analytics Conferences
November 2-5, 2020
Registration includes 9 months access to the two-day conference, 55 conference presentations
10% discount 

Successful Implementation of a MDM Program
Live Streaming Seminar
Malcolm Chisholm
November 16-17, 2020
10% discount

Ten Steps to Data Quality
Live Streaming Seminar
Danette McGilvray
November 18-20, 2020
10% discount

Data Governance-A Practical Guide
Live Streaming Seminar
Nigel Turner
November 19-20, 2020
10% discount

Practical Metadata Management
Live Streaming Seminar
Chris Bradley
November 20, 2020 10% discount

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The DGPO is a non-profit, vendor neutral, association of business, IT and data professionals dedicated to advancing the discipline of data governance. If you would like more information on joining the DGPO, please check out the DGPO Website.

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