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


Leveraging Metadata and the 'Road to Sensitive Data Discovery'
July 1, 2015
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Leveraging Metadata and the 'Road to Sensitive Data Discovery'
Lydia Reid, Metadata and Reference Data Manager, American Family Insurance

In this session, Lydia Reid will discuss how AmFam carved out a separate managerial role to handle metadata to reflect the importance of metadata to the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). This recently established program reflects the unique importance of metadata to the overall success of an Enterprise Data Management program.
She will discuss an approach to setting up the metadata unit within the business to work with IT to promote the following topics:
•    Quantifying the business benefits and value of metadata
•    Leveraging the role of metadata tools and data stewards in governing metadata
•    Establishing best practices in creating a business glossary (common business vocabulary) and metamodel
•    Deeper look into the need for and methods used to inventory sensitive data

Upcoming Conferences


TDWI BI Symposium: Enabling Modern Analytics
7-9 September 2015
London, UK
Discount code:
Members Only (10% off)
Register:  TDWI BI Symposium 2015
TDWI BI Symposium: Enabling Modern Analytics

This event offers fifteen full-day courses that cover the skill sets that are critical to BI success. From building a strong foundation for BI to incorporating big data and new data types into your environment, the challenges of sustainable BI continue to grow.  The conference has five core learning tracks - Competitive Analytics; Data Asset Management; Dimensional Modelling; Business Intelligence Essentials; Data Strategies & Architectures.

Data Governance Financial Services Conference
28-29 September 2015
Jersey City, NY
Discount code:
Members Only ($150 when registering for the full event or $100 when registering for either Sept. 28th or Sept. 29th. Register by August 28th for the full event and save up to an additional $200)
Register:  DGFS 2015
Data Governance Financial Services Conference
The ONLY conference dedicated entirely to data governance and financial services.

We hope you can join us in September for real world case studies, presentations and tutorials from the experts and successful data governance practitioners. Sessions designed for the experienced data governance professional as well as for beginners. Takeaways that can be used immediately at your organization.

Register 2 and Get A Free Registration for a Team Member!
For every two people from your organization that pay and register for the entire event by August 29th you will receive a free registration for a 3rd team member!

• Global Data Governance:  Making it Real, Jacklyn Osborne, CDO, HSBC
• Tips from the Trenches Panel- Lessons Learned from Successful Practitioners in Implementing Data Governance-Moderator:  Malcolm Chisholm, AskGet

Conference Topics
• Successful approaches with data governance and stewardship in the financial services industry
• Real world case studies and sessions from practitioners from  Dun and Bradstreet, Fannie Mae, IFC, Part of the World Bank Group, JPMorgan Chase, Navient and Wells Fargo.
• Implementing BCBS 239
• Metrics and Data Governance
• The Chief Data Officer and Data Governance
• Big Data Governance, Data Policies and Standards
• Communication strategies, Data Governance Software Tools
• Developing Data Governance Artifacts and Data Governance Templates
• Overcoming  Challenges in Implementing Data Governance
• Takeaways that can be Used Immediately at Your Organization
For the full agenda, detail abstracts and registration please visit the conference website

Enterprise Data and Business Intelligence Conference Europe 2015
2-5 November 2015
London, UK
Discount code:
Members Only (10% off)
Register:  ED&BI 2015
The Enterprise Data and BI Conference Europe 2015 provides an unparalleled networking opportunity for novices and experienced Data Management and BI Professionals from across Europe and beyond.

• With 5 conference tracks, 15 pre-conference workshops and 4 post conference workshops, delegates can choose from over 60 sessions.  
• Learn from other Data and BI Professionals' past successes and challenges with our wide range of case studies including case studies from Barclays , Standard Life, Rolls Royce, Visa Europe, Ford Motor, Intel, United Utilities, BT, GE Capital, Premier Farnell, GeoPlace, Microsoft, The Guardian and 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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