Slides: Data Governance Takes a Village (So Why is Everyone Hiding?)

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About the Webinar

Data governance represents both an obstacle and opportunity for enterprises everywhere. And many individuals may hesitate to embrace the change. Yet if led well, a governance initiative has the potential to launch a data community that drives innovation and data-driven decision-making for the wider business. (And yes, it can even be fun!). So how do you build a roadmap to success?

This session will gather four governance experts, including Mary Williams, Associate Director, Enterprise Data Governance at Exact Sciences, and Bob Seiner, author of Non-Invasive Data Governance, for a roundtable discussion about the challenges and opportunities of leading a governance initiative that people embrace. Join this webinar to learn:

  • How to build an internal case for data governance and a data catalog
  • Tips for picking a use case that builds confidence in your program
  • How to mature your program and build your data community

About the Speakers

Mary Williams

Associate Director, Enterprise Data Governance, Exact Sciences

Mary Williams has been highly regarded as a thought leader in Data Governance and Data Management throughout her career.  Her approach to creating data-driven teams is currently being used as a best practice in many organizations.  As an advocate and pioneer of data literacy in support of digital transformation, she has a proven track record of championing data as a strategic asset, educating teams on the importance of analytics to maximize efficiencies and deliver business value.  Mary is an expert with decades of experience in health sciences, manufacturing, and insurance.

By aligning business needs with data capabilities, Mary builds data-driven roadmaps and implements them as a trusted partner to executives and all areas of the business and IT organization.

Robert S. Seiner

President and Principal, KIK Consulting and Educational Services

Robert S. Seiner is the President and Principal of KIK Consulting & Educational Services and the Publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter ( Bob was recently awarded the DAMA Professional Award for significant and demonstrable contributions to the Data Management industry. Bob specializes in “Non-Invasive Data Governance,” Data Stewardship, and Metadata Management solutions.

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