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 Member's Only section to access DGPO's Data Governance Glossary

Upcoming DGPO Events


Strategic Data Governance - Leveraging a Federated Data Governance Model  at Microsoft
January 7, 2015
Online. Register here
Strategic Data Governance - Leveraging a Federated Data Governance Model  at Microsoft

Kira Chuchom, Data Management Strategist, Data Evangelist and Data Governance Thought Leader

This case study is from a data governance practitioner's perspective (Data Governance efforts at Microsoft), and builds upon how to establish local data governance programs by creating a Data Governance Community from the "outside" in.

Topics covered in this session include:
  •     What problem(s) are we trying to solve?
  •     Incorporating history, data ecosystem and culture
  •     Why choose a Federated model?
  •     What is a local Data Governance Office?
  •     Who are the players?
  •     Where are the connection points?
  •     How to deploy Worldwide? And sustain?
  •     Examples of Active Listening in action
  •     How to measure success
More details here

Upcoming Conferences


Data Governance Winter Conference 2014

Date:  8-12 December, 2014

Location:  Ft. Lauderdale, FL

DGPO Member Discount:  $150 discount when attending two days or more
Click to access discount code

Register:  click here
Data Governance Winter Conference 2014
8-12 December 2014, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

The Data Governance Winter Conference will focus on the "how-tos" from starting a data governance and stewardship program to attaining data governance maturity.

Learn and network from the experts and your peers at other organizations:
•    Interactive tutorials and workshops
•    Real world case studies
•    2 Day Data Stewardship Seminar
•    Immediate takeaways
•    Sessions designed for the experienced data governance professional as well as for beginners

Conference Topics:
Data quality strategies for effective data governance, Strategies for becoming a successful data-driven organization, metadata governance, MDM and data governance, metrics and measurements for showing the value of your data governance program, data governance in an agile environment, data governance and data management maturity models, data governance in health care, overcoming roadblocks for successful data governance and latest technology trends and the impact on data governance programs

Register 2 for the tutorials and the conference or the conference and stewardship seminar by Nov. 7th and receive a free registration for a 3rd team member.
$150 discount for DGPO member when attending two days or more.

DGPO Working Groups

The Data Governance Professionals OrganizationSM is pleased to announce the recently published summary of the Data Governance Professional Roles!

This document outlines the standard role descriptions, responsibilities, and skill sets for the Data Governance Program Director, the Business Data Steward, and the Subject Matter Expert (SME).

Additionally, the DGPO has provided a summary of a typical Data Governance structure outlining the responsibilities within the Executive Steering Committee, the Data Governance Board, the Data Stewardship Council, and other Data Governance working groups.

This information is available to DGPO members on the "members only" section of the DGPO website.



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