Post-Conference Tutorials - June 6, 2019

Thursday
June 6
7:00–8:30
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 4:15 POST-CONFERENCE TUTORIALS

Thursday
June 6
8:30-4:15

 

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W1 - The Top Lessons Learned While Implementing Successful Enterprise Data Governance and Data Quality Programs
Michele Koch, Director, Enterprise Data Intelligence, Navient

In this tutorial, Michele Koch (Director of the Data Governance Office) and Barbara Deemer (Chief Data Steward) will present Navient's experiences and resulting best practices while implementing and sustaining their Data Governance and Data Quality programs.  Navient's enterprise DG program won the 2011 Data Governance Best Practice Award.

Attendees will learn:

  • A Chief Data Steward's best practices for building and sustaining strong data stewardship
  • Building a successful communication plan and techniques for executing the plan
  • Marketing strategies to initiate the programs and keep the momentum going
  • Developing the program framework (vision, mission, policies, and procedures)
  • Utilizing metrics throughout the life of the programs
  • Defining, capturing, calculating, and reporting business value

Level of Audience
Introductory

Speaker:
Michele Koch Michele Koch
Director, Enterprise Data Intelligence
Navient

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Thursday
June 6
8:30-4:15

 

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W2 - Operationalizing Data Governance and Data Quality
David Loshin, President, Knowledge Integrity

Information collaboration and data sharing are on the rise, especially as organizations migrate their data to sharable cloud-based data lakes and interoperate with different systems via data services. At the same time, a growing community of “citizen data scientists” have an expanded appetite for consuming and analyzing data on their own terms.

Yet as data volumes grow and individual data reuse increases, there are growing risks of misinterpretation, inconsistency, noncompliance with enterprise standards, as well as exposure of sensitive information beyond the bounds of the enterprise. Consequently, the need to govern and ensure the quality of data has never been greater. At the same time, we need to raise awareness of the value and criticality of information as an emerging asset within the enterprise. In this tutorial, we provide a framework for linking the specification and deployment of information policies, the pragmatic aspects of functional data quality validation and management, and the means for instituting data awareness across the technical and non-technical members of your organization as the basis for productionalizing data governance.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Transforming business requirements into information policies and standards
  • Data quality techniques such as profiling, standardization, and identity resolution
  • Identifying, classifying, and managing corporate data assets
  • Leveraging an enterprise data catalog and business glossary
  • Metadata awareness for enterprise consistency and policy compliance
  • Understanding and addressing information interoperability challenges

Level of Audience
Intermediate

Speaker:
David Loshin David Loshin
President
Knowledge Integrity

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Thursday
June 6
8:30-4:15

 

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W3 - Sustaining Data Governance and Adding Value for the Long Term
John Ladley, Principal, Sonrai Solutions

Data Governance is becoming better understood.  Certainly, it is more accepted now than in prior years.  However, the occurrences of companies who have tried data governance several times, or have stopped trying is uncomfortably high.  Whether data governance is triggered by compliance or a large data project, it is begins with great enthusiasm and excitement. 

Then, for a number of reasons, the excitement wanes, and the challenges appear.  For certain, data governance reduces risk and adds value when done thoroughly. And many companies have even launched Data Governance more than once! 

How do you sustain the excitement and value proposition? How do you address the many challenges that occur? 

In this tutorial we will talk about the challenges of making Data Governance a "going concern" in your organization and how to sustain a program for the long term.

We will cover:

  • Typical obstacles to sustainable Data Governance
  • Re-energizing your program after in light of staff changes
  • Keeping DG relevant after the dat project is done
  • Understanding the role of metrics and why they are critical
  • Leveraging Communication and Stakeholder Management practices to maintain commitment
  • Embedding Data Governance into the operations of the company
  • How new topics and hot topics, like governing the data lake, governing the cloud, global privacy concerns and others, will affect data governance 

Level of Audience
Advanced

Speaker:
John Ladley John Ladley
Principal
Sonrai Solutions

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