Data Governance: Bridging the Gap Between IT and the Rest of the Business
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    Charles LaFleur
VP of Enterprise Applications
Rand Secure Data


Tuesday, April 29, 2014
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM

Level:  Intermediate

A strong data governance program that provides clarity around who owns different types of data, who can access that information, how that data is used, and how the information is managed, is vital within an organization. This session will address how data governance that allows all business departments to live in harmony can create a more productive and profitable organization.

For companies, there are three major data challenges that stack the deck against IT and other business stakeholders coexisting happily and prevent them from implementing a successful data governance program:

  1. The sheer volume of data that now exists at organizations is incredibly difficult to manage and it is growing exponentially every year.
  2. Both external (FRCP, HIPAA, SOX, etc.) and internal policies are making it necessary to keep an increasing amount of this data to maintain compliance and be available in case of an audit or litigation.
  3. Users are creating more data than ever before and they want unlimited access to it in any possible format or platform. From files to emails to data on the edge (mobile devices or devices not connected to the network), not only do employees want unlimited access to all of their data, they want this access for an unlimited period of time.

This session will address how to successfully address these challenges with a practical data governance program that includes both the right polices and the right technology.

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