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Slides: Data Governance in a Federated Organization – A Case Study of World Vision International

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About the Presentation

World Vision is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision recently built a global program management information system and created a data governance function to support managing competing requirements across an organization with a highly federated authority structure.

Its original vision for data governance was to move as quickly as possible to an enterprise program based on an initial business-case, strategy, and five-year roadmap. Severe budget cuts in 2008 forced the program to focus more narrowly on a single line of business, child sponsorship, but that accounts for more than 40% of World Vision’s work. The case study will explore how to shift focus to adding value quickly and embedding governance into business teams and governing data within a culture of federated authority.


About the Speaker

Mark is the Data Governance Manager for World Vision International. In this position he has created their data governance program from scratch with the administrative function of Data Governance Office, Working Groups, Governance Council and Executive Sponsor. Key deliverables have been providing data governance inputs to project teams designing and implementing global information management systems, communicating key data governance concepts and raising awareness of risks to the organization concerning data privacy and protection, and developing business rules and controls for Personally Identified (PII) data moving, stored and accessed in more than 95 countries.

Before his role in Data Governance, Mark was the Knowledge Management Team Leader, in World Vision’s International Programs Group heading a team in the development of a document management business process workflow solution for grants and matching funds (required for US Governance grants). Prior to World Vision, Mark spent two years as a Project Director for the US Chamber of Commerce, a year as the Director of Academic Affairs for Embassy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a Lead Research Analyst at Sterling Commerce and was the Assistant Executive Director of the Midwest Consortium for International Activities, Inc. (MUCIA).

Mark has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Ohio Wesleyan University.



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