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All organizations today share at least one common challenge – getting their data in order and keeping it that way. The never-ending series of changes driven by the economy, M&A activities and internal optimization make this a huge concern for any organization today. Over the years Data Governance has teetered between IT and core business functions going by many names and having many masters. It has been called, master data management, enterprise data management, enterprise information management, data stewardship, enterprise data architecture and information management. But no matter what label you give it, a rose is still a rose. Joining the TAG Data Governance society will allow you to share what’s worked for you and for others and what has not. The TAG Data Governance society creates a non-competitive environment where we can discuss the strategies of building a world class Data Governance Office from those that have done or are doing it. The TAG Data Governance society will create the kind of coordinated industry-wide approach to this emerging topic that is required for it to grow beyond its IT roots and take its proper place as a core business function helping to drive the business into new markets and grow revenues. Join us today! Help grow your industry from the top down!

A corporate America driven by value-added processes and a solid foundation in 100% reliable information upon which executives can base decisions and steer their organizations.

Mission

Our mission is to raise awareness of Data Governance as a transformational business function and to foster a collaborative non-competitive environment for Data Governance professionals to share their experiences and showcase their successes.

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Data Governance events

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What is Data Governance?

There are many definitions for data governance in the marketplace. Simply put, however, we believe that Data Governance is the formal and informal process of managing data within an organization. That’s it. Whatever we do to control our data – good or bad – is Data Governance. There are many aspects to a successful Data Governance program. These vary from organization to organization. In all cases, however, data governance is concerned with Policy, Procedure and Audit. Other subjects that can fall under the scope of data governance include Data Architecture, Master Data Management, Master Data Maintenance, Data Security, Data Quality, Business Intelligence, Electronic Document Retention, Data Migration and Integration (governance), Enterprise Reporting and Data Warehousing.

What is the value of Data Governance?

But the real question is, “Why?” Why create a formal program for managing our data? To answer the question, we must realize that, at the core of Data Governance is a process. Processes provide both consistency and repeatability. Without a data governance process our data quality is not sustainable and quickly degrades. Data quality can be controlled, to a degree, when it is first created. However, the relevance and accuracy of that data often decays over time due to changes in our business, acquisitions and other factors affecting the rules associated with the data. Customers go out of business or move. Vendors change their product composition. Corporate growth can force new rules and regulations on us that require adapting quickly to avoid costly penalties.

If ungoverned, all of these changes will quickly cause the information we own to become obsolete, undermining the fundamental value data provides to the organization – TRUST. When we trust our data, we create the foundations for success:

  • STABILITY
  • COMPLIANCE
  • PERFORMANCE

Trust – without trust, we have chaos. Every decision we make is based on data. If our data isn’t trustworthy, how confident can we be in our ability to make decisions?

Stability is the ability of an object to maintain equilibrium after displacement. Accurate, consistent data enables consistent processes, which, in turn, ensures business stability. Our ability to react to change is based primarily in our data and the processes by which it is maintained.

Compliance is conforming to rules, specifications and/or standards and policies. Implementing Data Governance starts with Policies, standards, rules and definitions followed by processes to enforce, automate and monitor them.

Performance: Ultimately, Data Governance can drive significant benefit to the organization:

  • Decreased costs
  • Decreased time & effort
  • Decreased risk of compliance failures
  • Increased trust in corporate data
  • Improved decision support capabilities
  • Better organizational collaboration

Data Governance Society Board

Kenneth Viciana
Board Chair

Fiserv

Mukesh Aurora
Board Member

Frazier & Deeter, LLC

Brad Bowden
Board Member

Cigniti Technologies

Marcy Cunningham
Board Member

InterContinental Hotels Group

Rob Harper
Board Member

Jabian Consulting

Brian Jackson
Board Member

ThyssenKrupp

Sylvester Morgan
Board Member

Northeast Georgia Hospital System

Brandon Schultze
Board Member

Applied Resource Group

Jaideep Siswawala
Board Member

Equifax

Justin Thomason
Board Member

Robert Half Technology

Peter Vennel
Board Member

Equifax

Lance Walton
Board Member

CapTech Ventures, Inc.

Alan Weintraub
Board Member

Invesco

Eric White
Board Member

Accenture

Meaghan Williams-Gary
Board Member

Atlanta Housing Authority

Bill Wise
Board Member

NCR Corporation

Rajendra Gangavarapu
Board Member

diwo

Recent Data Governance News

InSight Digital Summit 2020 Presented by Convergint Technologies

November 17th-19th, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM CST Daily

InSight Digital Summit, hosted by Convergint Technologies, is an exclusive virtual trade show event. This fully immersive digital summit will allow for a traditional trade show experience live from the comfort of your own home or office.

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Fintech South Announces World Class Speaker Line Up

More than 250 Global Fintech Leaders to Present During Virtual Conference, Oct. 5 – 9, 2020

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Venture Atlanta Expands National Reach, Announces 2020 Lineup of Most Promising Tech Companies

Top investment conference selects largest, most diverse lineup of companies to fuel tech capital and growth within groundbreaking, immersive virtual format.

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