Couch Potato to 5K: Growing Legs for Your Governance Program
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  Sally Gerber   Sally Sue Gerber
Principal IT Architect
Amway Corporation


Thursday, May 1, 2014
08:30 AM - 09:15 AM

Level:  Intermediate

Hear how a small band of data geeks - the couch potatoes - decided it was time to take action. Although our group had been formed expressly for the purpose of supporting a large ERP implementation, it never had real support from the top. Through persistent education, evangelizing and a fortunate set of circumstances, we were able to sell a business case for pursuing a formal data quality program.

This gave us the opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of focusing on improving information by measuring the quality of data, engaging the right people, and incorporating the data disciplines early on in critical projects. By staying true to our 'training plan' and not giving up on the goal, we are seeing signs of real adoption. We have made it through our first 5k and are aiming for a marathon!

My background includes over 30 years of experience in a variety of positions including Corporate Controller for a manufacturing company, technical sales support for PC based accounting software, software expert, financial manager, IT manager, DBA, Data warehouse technical lead, data modeling, middleware architect and developer, portal architect and administrator, MDM lead, and Enterprise Information Management Team Lead. I am a credential junkie with an MBA, CMA and most recently the mastery level CDMP. I am known for evangelizing about the benefits of managing one's data as an asset!

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