Who Are We?

The DGPOSM is a non-profit, vendor neutral, association of business, IT and data professionals dedicated to advancing the discipline of data governance.

What is Our Objective?

The objective of the DGPOSM is to provide a forum that fosters discussion and networking for members and to encourage, develop and advance the skills of members working in the data governance discipline.

What is Data Governance?

"A discipline that provides clear-cut policies; procedures; standards; roles; responsibilities; and accountabilities to ensure that data is well-managed as an enterprise resource."

Go to Members Only section to access DGPO's Data Governance Glossary

Q&A Responses to the DGPO November webinar are available:

Did you ask a question during Shannon Fuller’s November 2016 webinar, “A Practical Approach to Governing the Data Lake”? We received many questions during that webinar; Shannon was not able to answer all of them. The unanswered questions – plus his answers – are listed in this document. The recording of the full webinar and the answered questions is available in the Members Only section of our site. Thank you!

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Upcoming DGPO Events


 The Evolution of Data Governance - How not to Fall into the Current State Trap, A Nationwide Finance Data Governance Perspective

Date: March 1, 2017
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Where: Online webinar
Register: CLICK HERE

Registration for this event is free for attendees.

The Evolution of Data Governance – How Not to Fall Into the Current State Trap, A Nationwide Finance Data Governance Perspective
Julie Gribben, Consultant, Finance Data Governance, Nationwide
Tonya Walker, AVP, Finance Data Governance, Nationwide
Michael Randall, Director, Finance Data Governance, Nationwide

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company’s Finance Data Governance journey began with a Data Management focused organization, concentrated on processing changes and production support.  Through a multi-year Process Optimization effort, the team addressed pain points in Stewardship, Data Quality, and Change Management, resulting in a mature Finance Data Governance organization.  The team provides enhanced impact analysis and consulting for their business partners and supports cross-functional efforts.  There is also a dedicated Data Quality Team and an engaged Data Steward Network.  The vision for the future of Finance Data Governance supports Nationwide's overall strategy.

  • Finance Data Governance Background – how the team began
  • The Journey – Process Optimization
  • Lessons Learned – how not to fall into the current state trap
  • Looking Forward – vision & strategy

Julie Gribben is a Consultant on the Finance Data Governance (FDG) Team at Nationwide.   


Tonya Walker is the Associate Vice President of the Finance Data Governance (FDG) team at Nationwide.  

Michael Randall is the Director of the Data Integration and Quality team in Finance Data Governance (FDG) at Nationwide.   



Upcoming Conferences




 Enterprise Data World
Date: April 2 - 7, 2017
Where: Atlanta, GA
Discount Code:  $200 when attending discount for DGPO members (Member's Only section)
Register: CLICK HERE

The 21st Annual Enterprise Data World (EDW) Conference is recognized as the most comprehensive educational conference on data management in the world. Your Transformation to Data-Driven Business Starts Here!  Join DATAVERSITY AND DAMA International for the 2017 Enterprise Data World Conference to attend presentations from leading data experts from companies such as M&T Bank, Sears Holdings, Walgreen Boots Alliance and More. 

Hear inspiring Big Data stories, practical Data Strategy tutorials, and the latest in Data Science, Data Management and Governance.


Event: MDM Summit and Data Governance Conference Europe

Date: May 15 - 18, 2017
Where: London
Discount Code:  10% discount when attending or DGPO members (Member's Only section)
Register: CLICK HERE

Leverage the powerful combination of MDM and Data Governance to deliver optimal business outcomes through trusted information with Europe's only co-located conferences.

4 conference tracks, 12 pre-conference workshops, 4 full day post conference workshops, Choose from over 50 sessions including 40 Case Studies.


Event: Data Governance and Information Quality Conference
Date: June 12 - 16, 2017
Where: San Diego, CA
Discount Code:  $150 discount when attending 2 or more days for DGPO members (Member's Only section)
Register: CLICK HERE

 The world's largest conference dedicated entirely to data governance and data quality.  15 tutorials and workshops, 6 conference tracks, more than 30 case studies. Sessions designed for the experienced data governance professionals as well as for beginners.  

: A Complete Guide to Implementing Data Stewardship Seminar-David Plotkin, Instructor

Date: June 15-16, 2017
Where: San Diego, CA
Discount Code:  $150 discount for DGPO members (Member's Only section)
Register: CLICK HERE

Event: Ten Steps to Quality Data Seminar-Danette McGilvray, Instructor

Date: June 15-16, 2017
Where: San Diego, CA
Discount Code:  $150 discount for DGPO members (Member's Only section)
Register: CLICK HERE

DGPO Working Groups

Data Governance Best Practices (DGBP) from the DGPO Best Practices Working Group

Visit the DGPO Members Only page to access our very first publication of the DGPO Data Governance Best Practices.  We have grouped the Best Practices into Categories (Getting Started, Organization, Processes, Metrics and Communications), with coverage in over 50 different topic areas.  Please be advised that we are continuing to iterate and refine these Best Practices over time.



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