Achieving Sustainable Data Governance: Lessons Learned from the DGPO
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  Len Silverston   Len Silverston
Universal Data Models
  Ian Rowlands   Ian Rowlands
Sr. Director of Product Management
  Janet Lichtenberger   Janet Lichtenberger
Director, Global Data Governance
Walgreens Boots Alliance
  Kelle O'Neal   Kelle O'Neal
First San Francisco Partners
  Kenneth Viciana   Kenneth Viciana
VP, Enterprise Data Strategy


Wednesday, April 30, 2014
09:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Level:  Introductory

Many data governance efforts struggle to achieve a sustainable program across the organization. Data governance efforts often fizzle and fail to meet expectations. Join us for this lively panel hosted by the Data Governance Professionals Organization (DGPO) and moderated by Len Silverston, President of Universal Data Models and Advisor to the DGPO and learn how to make traction in your data governance implementation.

Topics include:
  • How data governance evolved from an immature emerging discipline to what it is today
  • What does sustainable data governance mean?
  • Sharing experiences and insights on sustainable data governance programs

Len Silverston is a consultant, author, and speaker with over 25 years of experience helping organizations integrate their information and systems. Mr. Silverston is a thought leader in the fields of data modeling, data management, and in the human dynamics of integrating data. He has been a pioneer in the field, most notably by developing an extensive library of “Universal Data Models,” or in other words, re-usable models, that he has used to help a great deal of organizations develop data models in much less time with much greater quality. He is the best-selling author of The Data Model Resource Book series, which describe over 230 reusable, holistic data models and which was rated #12 on the Computer Literacy Best Seller List. Mr. Silverston has published numerous articles and has been a frequently invited speaker at many international conferences talking on subjects ranging from re-usable models to politics, power, and culture in data management. His latest book, The Data Model Resource Book, Volume 2, which provides universal data models for various industries, has been translated into Chinese. He is the winner of the DAMA (Data Administration Management Association) International Professional Achievement Award for 2004 and the DAMA Community Award for 2006. Mr. Silverston's company, Universal Data Models, provides consulting, training, publications, and software regarding re-usable data models and data management strategies to help integrate information, systems, and people.

Ian Rowlands is ASG's Senior Director of Product Management. He heads product management for Metadata and Application Management and is also tasked with providing input across ASG's entire portfolio. Ian has also served as Vice President of ASG's repository development organization. Prior to joining ASG, Ian served as Director of Indirect Channels for Viasoft, a leading Enterprise Application Management vendor that was later acquired by ASG where he was responsible for relationships with Viasoft’s distributor partners outside North America. He has worked extensively in metadata management and IT systems and financial management, and presented at conferences world-wide, including DAMA and CMG.

Janet Lichtenberger is a data management professional with over 20 years of experience. She has held a variety of roles, including roles in data governance, program/project management, and client relationship management.

She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, is the V.P. of Operations for DAMA Wisconsin, and is the Director of Global Data Governance at Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Kelle O'Neal is a well-known authority in the MDM and EIM fild. She founded First San Francisco Partners, a first-call resource for companies looking to tap the value of customer data integration and MDM, in 2007. Kelle developed her ability to work through organizational complexity, build consensus and drive results in senior roles at companies such as Siperian, GoldenGate Software, Oracle and Siebel Systems. She has worked at the executive level in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Kelle's strong background in customer relationship management, enterprise software and systems integration enables her to provide expert counsel to any organization seeking to execute and MDM project. She earned her B.A. from Duke University and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Kelle has numerous articles and blogs

Kenneth Viciana has extensive Data Management experience in the Financial Industry. He has successfully led and delivered many strategic data initiatives at Fortune 500 Companies. Kenneth's primary management areas of focus include; Data Warehousing, Data Quality, Data Governance, Big Data, and Business Intelligence. He is driven to deliver powerful data management solutions in support of generating corporate revenue. In his current role at Equifax, Kenneth leads a team that is responsible for the Management and Quality of all Integrated US Consumer Data Assets. This includes; managing data as a corporate asset, ownership of the data factory process, ensuring the quality of data, and executing a sound data governance program.

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