Graphic Art Facilitation at the DG Vision 2019 Conference

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We invited Hannah Sanford from Hannah Sanford Studios to DATAVERSITY®’s inaugural DG Vision conference on December 9-12, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Hannah has worked with us at many conferences over the years, creating her illustrations of key presentations throughout each event. Her graphic facilitations are always popular with conference attendees and provide an eye-catching, visual representation of the main themes of each session. The storyboards are then placed around the conference hall so that everyone can appreciate them in more detail. They continue to elicit deeper discussions between attendees during the conference and long after it concludes.

Enjoy Hannah’s finished creations in the slides below:

1. The first panel depicts the opening keynote titled Data Governance in the Modern Era: Balancing Data Security with Data Availability from Maria R. Voreh, the Chief Data Officer at the FBI. She discussed how data security and data availability are not mutually exclusive, and how effective Data Management requires both to work together in a harmonious system.

2. The second storyboard covers a session by Brian Mayer from IBM and Bobbi Caggianelli from Security Benefit, titled Achieving Business-Ready Data at Security Benefit, where they discussed the data story at Security Benefit and how the organization started and succeeded in its Data Governance and Data Quality program.

3. In the session titled I Never Metadata I Did Not Like!, Jonathan Adams, the Research Director at Infogix, discussed why metadata is so essential to Data Management and Data Stewardship practices. The panel really highlights the key points around Metadata Management and how to stay “grounded in results.”

4. In Turning AI Aspirations into Outcomes, Matt Crittenden and Mark Hensley, both from IBM, talked in detail about AI, its importance, why so many organizations feel that they need to jump on the AI train, and how a solid Information Architecture is a necessity for success.

5. This panel covers the session from Jen Kish and Curtis Ross, from the Department of Homeland Security. They presented a case study titled Data Governance Model and Stewardship Framework, where they discussed the Data Stewardship Working Group and the Immigration Domain at DHS, along with policy decisions and many factors that have led to success.

6. Erin Haselkorn, the Head of Market Research at Experian, presented a case study during her talk titled Lead Your Data Revolution: How to Build a Foundation of Trust and Data Governance. The session centered on the many important steps necessary to become a data-driven organization and how data enablement is a key to that.

7. Gloria Ward from Acxiom discussed the importance of enabling identity as a technology throughout organizations in her presentation Acxiom’s REAL IDENTITY: What Is Your Identity Strategy and Why Is It Important? She talked about unification, personalization, content, identity resolution, and much more.

8. In You’re Crazy Enough! Sanity Skills for Data Governance Leaders, Tony Mazzarella from the financial services industry covered why it’s OK to be a bit crazy to drive Data Governance in your organization, and how it takes really good soft skills, humor, and leadership to make Data Governance work.

9. Order in the court! Order in the court! The Wednesday keynote presentation titled Common Vocabulary “Trial” featured a number of well-known data professionals including Danette McGilvray of Granite Falls, Katherine O’Keefe of Castlebridge, Laura Sebastian-Coleman of Aetna, Len Silverston from Universal Data Models, LLC, Ron Klein of Royal Bank of Canada, and Thomas Redman from Data Quality Solutions. In this session, each of them played a different role that took place in a courtroom and dealt with the defendant not having a common vocabulary implemented. It was a really good time for all, with lots of laughs, and a pointed look at the challenges and best practices around common vocabularies.

10. This storyboard illustrates the session titled The Chief Data Officer as an Effective Leader, from Corlan Steven Budd at Advisory EY. In his presentation, Corlan discussed many of the requirements and complications around federal agencies and Chief Data Officer designations. He talked about core competencies, leadership techniques, and many other elements around CDOs today.

11. In Dark Web, Version 2: Metastasis, as shown in this panel, Stephen E. Arnold of Arnold Information Technology discussed the numerous important details on the Dark Web. He said, “Unless you know what to look for, you wouldn’t even see it.” He went into public messaging systems, surveillance, fake news, regulations, cyber tools, and so much more in this in-depth session.

12. This panel shows the session titled Kick-Starting Your Data Governance Through Actionable Analytics from Sara Gonzalez at University Hospital, and Anna Wojcik and Kristy Zirngible of Prominence Advisors. In their session they presented a case study from University Hospital and their key principles and successes in implementing Data Governance and Analytics.

13. In The Data Cookbook and a Pragmatic Approach for Implementing Data Governance, Brian S. Parish at IData Inc. presented how to implement Data Governance by using the Data Cookbook, an innovative system for creating an effective governance program and all the many elements around such an often-monumental task.

14. This next storyboard illustrates the session titled Data Governance + Design: Putting Data Users First, from Francesco Ciriaci, Ruby Ray, and Uranbileg Batjargal, all from The World Bank Group. In their presentation they discussed a case study around building Data Governance based on a user-centered design. They covered the steps needed to implement such a system, challenges, and best practices.

15. The last panel in this series represents the session from John Ladley from Sonrai Solutions titled Should Information Be an Asset and/or Property? In this session he discussed the many pros and cons of making information (and data) a central asset of organizations, how data practitioners are essential to the process, and how data monetization comes into the whole equation.

To learn more about the full DG Vision 2019 program and bios of the speakers, click HERE>>

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