Data Governance resources

There are a few useful places to look if you are investigating data governance. The longest established one is the Data Governance Institute, including a high level model for data governance:

One good vendor resource is Informatica’s

which is vendor-neutral, and has links to lots of assorted data governance material. If you want to actually see how your data governance program is performing, or indeed what to benchmark you current status, then of course I recommend The Information Difference’s detailed survey report:

where you can see how you stack up in detail v a large group of peer companies. The same company also has two detailed survey reports for sale with a wealth of detail:

Governing Data

This week I will be delivering the keynote speech at the IDQ Data Governance Conference in San Diego (funny how they never hold technology conferences in Detroit or Duluth). This promises to be an excellent event, with over 350 registered attendees, and plenty of movers and shakers in this emerging field. Data governance is the business-led strand that is beginning to bring together the hitherto curiously separate worlds of MDM and data quality, and it will be interesting to see what leading end-user companies are doing in this field.

Something for nothing

Get a discount to the upcoming data governance conference in San Diego.

In early June there is the annual Data Governance Conference:

which this year is in the attractive setting of San Diego (the place with perhaps the best climate in the USA). Naturally as a conference delegate you will be influenced solely by the agenda and the speaker quality rather than the prospect of a sunny location, but I just thought I’d mention it.

There will be some excellent speakers, and also me giving the keynote. As a reader of this blog I am happy to offer you a discount should you be able to attend. Just quote the following code when booking: IDDG100 – please be aware that this code expires on May 7th.