Data Governance & Data Quality Track

This is one of the most intensive tracks at the EDW Conference, and among other benefits you will expand your ability to implement a Data Governance program, govern your data more effectively, and significantly improve your Data Quality. The case studies are overflowing with Best Practices and hard won experience from some of the foremost organizations deploying governance effectively today.

Featured Case Studies:

Farmers Insurance McDonald's
Amway Hospira


Sponsored By:


The Data Governance Professionals Organization (DGPO) is a newly formed international non-profit, vendor neutral, association of business, IT and data professionals dedicated to advancing the discipline of data governance. The DGPO provides a forum that fosters discussion and networking for members and seeks to encourage, develop and advance the skills of members working in the data governance discipline.

02:30 PM - 05:45 PM
W2: The Successful Data Governance Manager Nicola Askham, The Data Governance Coach
08:30 AM - 11:45 AM
AM2: A Practical Approach to Implementing a Data Governance Program Michael Jennings, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Anne Marie Smith, Alabama Yankee Systems, LLC
  AM5: Data Quality Assessment and Measurement Laura J. Sebastian-Coleman, OPTUM Insight / UnitedHealth Group
01:30 PM - 04:45 PM
PM2: A 7 Step Approach to Data Governance Covering Technical and Behavioral Aspects Len Silverston, Universal Data Models, LLC
  PM4: Metadata to Empower Data Stewards: Introducing the Idea of the OMS Robert S. Seiner, KIK Consulting/
05:00 PM - 05:50 PM
Managing Data Quality! Mario Cantin, Prodago
  Data Privacy & Protection in a Big Data World Daragh O'Brien, Castlebridge
07:30 AM - 08:15 AM
Information Management Principles John Ladley, First San Francisco Partners
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Self-Awareness in Data Quality David Kowalski, Bank of America
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
The Role of Data Governance in the World of Big Data Kenneth Viciana, Equifax
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
Panel Discussion: Metadata Governance Conundrum Ron Klein, Klein Admonition
David N Plotkin, Wells Fargo
Danette McGilvray, Granite Falls Consulting Inc.
Seth Earley, Earley Information Science
Peter R. Benson, ECCMA
  Data Management - A Balancing Act Sue Geuens, INFOSYS Limited
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM
Data Governance: Bridging the Gap Between IT and the Rest of the Business Charles LaFleur, Rand Secure Data
03:45 PM - 04:30 PM
Achieving Data Privacy Governance– Best Practices Learned Gordon DeGrandis, Adaptive
  Data Governance for Reference Data Bonnie O'Neil, CSC
Lowell Fryman, Aspen Information Solutions
07:30 AM - 08:15 AM
End-to-End Financial Data Quality Review & Improvement Dan Myers, DQMatters
08:30 AM - 09:15 AM
How Google Puts a Price on Data Quality Barbara H. Starr, SemanticFuse
09:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Achieving Sustainable Data Governance: Lessons Learned from the DGPO Len Silverston, Universal Data Models
Ian Rowlands, ASG
Janet Lichtenberger, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Kelle O'Neal, First San Francisco Partners
Kenneth Viciana, Equifax
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Cleaner Data at McDonald’s Sandy Georgas-Gait, McDonald's
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Understanding Information Governance Metadata Steven Zagoudis, MetaGovernance
08:30 AM - 09:15 AM
Couch Potato to 5K: Growing Legs for Your Governance Program Sally Sue Gerber, Amway Corporation
09:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Lineage: A Necessity or Exaggerated Benefit Saad Yacu, Allstate Insurance
  Plug & Play Data Management: Data Governance Using a Web Portal with Elemental Conceptual Models Lisa M Nelson, Farmers Inc.
  Electronic Health Record Interoperability and Quality Management Bernice M. Purcell, Holy Family University
01:15 PM - 04:30 PM
S1: Building a Data Stewardship Practice David N Plotkin, Wells Fargo
  S2: Executing Sustainable Information Quality Joy L. Medved, Paradata Consulting, LLC
Daragh O Brien, Castlebridge Associates