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

Upcoming DGPO Events


Event:Positioning DG as an Issue Resolution Service for Immediate Value-add to the Business
May 4, 2016
Time: 2 PM EDT
Register: Click here
Positioning DG as an Issue Resolution Service for Immediate Value-add to the Business. 

Curtis Lee, Executive Director for Data Quality, Jefferson County Schools May 4, 2015 2 PM EDT. 

Jefferson County School District is a large K-12 enterprise with over 85,000 students and 14,000 employees located Denver Co. A previous effort to stand-up Data Governance that focused on policy documentation and technical requirements was perceived as IT-driven and met with lackluster support from the business. Our DG reboot is focused on creating a demand-driven structure that meets a critical business need to resolve cross-departmental data challenges that are emerging as we integrate our enterprise applications (source systems) in real-time. Our DG structures and policies will then mature over time as its perceived value to the organization increases.

This session will explore:
• Change Management Approaches: Non-intrusive, Value-add, “Land and Expand”
• Designing an Issue Resolution Workflow: Policy, Stewardship, Architecture
• Adopting the CMMI Maturity Model: Rubrics, Metrics, etc.

Curtis Lee, Executive Director for Data Quality, Jefferson County Schools Curtis is currently the Executive Director for Data Quality with JeffCo Schools. He has held numerous IT leadership positions within K-12 education over the last 25 years in organizations of various sizes and demographic makeup. He is a happily married, washed up soccer player, with two teenage children and a couple of goofy dogs.

Upcoming Conferences


20th Annual Enterprise Data World (EDW) Conference
17-22 April, 2016
San Diego, CA
Discount code: $100 off for Tutorials Only + Seminar Only Reg Types &
$200 off for Full Event, Conference+Tutorials, Conference +Seminar, and Conference Only Reg Types (Member's Only section)
Register:  EDW2016
20th Annual Enterprise Data World (EDW) Conference

EDW is recognized as the most comprehensive educational conference on data management in the world and presents a truly exceptional experience.
Register today to benefit from the networking opportunities with over 800 attendees and learn directly from over 120 industry leading experts.
$200 discount which can be combined with the early bird pricing, so register soon!


Data Governance Conference Europe and MDM Summit 
16-19 May, 2016
London, UK
Discount code: 10% off (Member's Only section)
Register:  DG_MDM2016

Data Governance Conference Europe and MDM Summit 

Europe's only co-located conferences on MDM and Data Governance more than fifty sessions and thirteen fast track pre-conference workshops and four full day post conference workshops.

Focus on End-User Case Studies & Expert Panel Discussions. Choose from 40 case studies and take an inside look at the successes and challenges behind real-world Data Governance and MDM implementations.


Event: DAMA Day 2016 - Big Data - Beyond The Hype!
Date: May 19, 2016
Where: Seattle, WA
Discount Code: $50 Off the conference before 4/15/2016 (Member's Only section)
Register: DAMA DAY

DGPO members are eligible for the DAMA rate of $160 if registered by April 15, 2015.

This one day conference is an excellent opportunity to meet a diverse group of thought leaders, colleagues and solution providers in the field of Information Management.

Speakers include Bill Inmon, Larry Burns, Sarmila Basum, Sr. Director, Data and Decision Sciences at Microsoft and Laxman Srigiri, Analytics Leader, National Instrument

The Data Governance and Information Quality Conference 
27 June-1 July, 2016
San Diego, CA
Discount code: $150 off the conference of seminar (Member's Only section)
Register:  DGIQ 2016 (register by May 27th to receive an additional $100 discount)
The Data Governance and Information Quality Conference 2016

This event is the world's largest conference dedicated entirely to data governance and information quality.
The Conference offers:
•    15 Tutorials by world class experts and award winning practitioners
•    6 Conference tracks
•    Over 30 Case Studies
•    Two day seminars on implementing data stewardship and practical tools and techniques for the human side of data governance and data quality

DGPO Members receive $150 off the conference or seminar.
Register by May 27th and Receive an additional $100 discount.
For every 2 people from your organization that pay and register for 4 or 5 days by May 27, 2016 you will receive a free registration for a 3rd team member!

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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