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About the Presentation
When thinking about data management, data governance is not one of those topics that immediately come to mind. Although neglected and often poorly performed, it is a vital function of data management and it is absurd to even consider managing data without some form of formal guidance. Data governance is central to “defining, coordinating, resourcing, implementing, and monitoring organizational data program strategies, policies, and plans as a coherent set of activities.” This presentation provides you with a clear and concise understanding of what data governance functions are required and how they fit with other data management disciplines. Understanding these aspects is a necessary pre-requisite to eliminate the ambiguity and confusion that often surround initial discussions and implement effective data governance and stewardship programs that manage data in support of organizational strategy.
- What is data governance?
- Why is it important?
- Data governance checklists and frameworks
- Data governance worst practices
- Steps for improving data governance within your organization
- Guiding principles & lessons learned
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About the Speaker
Peter Aiken is an award-winning, internationally recognized thought leader in the area of organizational data management, architecture, and engineering. As a practicing data manager, consultant, author and researcher, he has been actively performing and studying these areas for more than 30 years. His sixth book is titled XML in Data Management. He has held leadership positions with the US Department of Defense and consulted with more than 50 organizations in 20 different counties. Dr. Aiken’s achievements have resulted in recognition in Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century and bibliographic entries in Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and other recognitions. His entertaining but clear and concise insights make him a sought after speaker, lecturer and consultant. He is an Associate Professor in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Information Systems Department and the Founding Director of datablueprint.com.
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