Data Governance Best Practice Award

The Data Governance Best Practice Award Recognizes
LDS Church

DebTech International LLC, DATAVERSITY and The Data Administration Newsletter (, have announced LDS Church, the winner of the 2013 Data Governance Best Practice Award.

Pablo Riboldi, Solution Manager  Information Governance & Quality said, “Receiving this award is a great honor and we appreciate the recognition; however, the most valuable benefit has been participating in the contest through the years, driving us to improve and measure our program against other best practice programs.”

Chairman of the Judging Panel, Robert S. Seiner, Publisher of and President & Principal of KIK Consulting & Educational Services said, “Pablo and the LDS Church are very deserving winners of the 2013 Data Governance Best Practice Award.  The judges feel very strongly that this program is a model for how to develop and deploy a Data Governance program.  LDS Church’s longevity and success of their program is a great indicator that this is a top notch solution. “

The award will be formally presented at the Data Governance and Information Quality Conference on June 18, 2013 in San Diego, CA.

Click here to view the submission from the winner and finalists.

About the Data Governance Best Practice Award
The award is given to the practitioners within a customer organization (ie. corporation, government agency or non-profit, as opposed to a vendor) in recognition of the business value and technical excellence they have achieved in the design and implementation of an outstanding data governance program.

Each submission is judged on responses to the following:

  • The overall business impact/benefits from Data Governance and return on objective.
  • Length of time the solution has been in place and the incremental steps taken
  • Scale of the solution (i.e. Enterprise, Business Unit)
  • Number and breadth of business and technical communities beingserved by the solution
  • The innovative uses of the Data Governance Program and the problems that have been solved.

Judges of the 2013 Award were:

  • Robert S. Seiner, Chairman of the Judging Panel-President, KIK Consulting & Education Services and Publisher.
  • Christopher Bradley, Chief Development Officer, IPL
  • Elizabeth Davis, Senior Risk Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group
  • Michele Koch, Director, Enterprise Data Management, Sallie Mae
  • Eileen Koski, formerly Express Scripts
  • Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D., Principal Consultant, Alabama Yankee Systems
  • Gwen Thomas, President, Data Governance Institute

About the Data Governance and Information Quality Conference
The Data Governance and Information Quality Conference (DGIQ) scheduled for June 17-20, 2013 in San Diego, CA will focus on the “how tos” from getting started with data governance and information quality to sustaining and achieving data governance maturity. The conference features 15 tutorials by data governance and information quality experts, a two day seminar on data stewardship and more than 25 case studies. For additional information and the agenda please visit