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


A Proven Approach to Deriving Business Value Metrics
Mar 4th, 2015
2:00 PM ET
Webinar - Register here
A Proven Approach to Deriving Business Value Metrics
Michele Koch, Director of Enterprise Data Management, Navient

In this DGPO webinar, Michele Koch from Navient, will be sharing their approach and lessons learned to deriving business value metrics by quantifying the impacts to generating revenue and avoiding costs.  
Topics that will be covered include:
•    Roles and responsibilities related to business value metrics
•    Techniques used to identify and quantify business value
•    Determining business value categories
•    Assigning business value status criteria ranges
•    Determining business value calculations
•    Generating the business values to populate a dashboard
•    Resolving data issues/errors that are identified
•    Tracking potential versus actual business value

More details here.

Upcoming Conferences


Enterprise Data World Conference
Mar 29 - Apr 3, 2015
Washington, DC
Discount code:
Members Only
Register:  EDW Conference 2015
Enterprise Data World (EDW) Conference

Enterprise Data World (EDW) Conference is recognized as the most comprehensive educational conference on data management in the world.
What to Expect at EDW 2015:
  •     Enterprise Data Strategy & Agile Data Methods
  •     Data Governance Program Implementation
  •     Building for New Demands of Data Architecture
  •     Data Quality Measurements and Scorecarding
  •     Big Data Trends and Technologies
  •     Rolling out Master Data Management
  •     EIM - Transforming into Data-driven Business
  •     Real-time Analytics & Business Intelligence
  •     Best Practices in all aspects of Enterprise Data Management

Master Data Management Summit Europe and the Data Governance Conference Europe 2015
18-21 May 2015
London, UK
Discount code:
Members Only (10% off)
Register:  MDM/DG 2015
Master Data Management Summit Europe and the Data Governance Conference Europe 2015

Europe's only co-located conferences, with 5 conference tracks, 40 case studies, 13 pre-conference workshops and 3 full day post conference workshops.  Case studies and contributors include The World Bank, TalkTalk, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Volvo, AXA Global Solutions, British American Tobacco, Environment Agency, Standard Life, Grundfos, DNB, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Catlin Holdings, BG Group, Microsoft, ING Bank, Yorkshire Building Society, Sanofi, Kimberly-Clark, Capgemini, International Finance Corp, Gazprom,  Premier Farnell, Meggitt, Novozymes, Valspar, Norges Bank, and more

Data Governance and Information Quality Conference (DGIQ2015)
8-12 June2015
San Diego, CA
Discount code:
Members Only ($150 off for the conference and $150 off for the seminars)
Register:  DGIQ 2015
Data Governance and Information Quality Conference (DGIQ2015) is the world’s largest event dedicated entirely to data governance and information quality.
• 15 Pre and Post Conference Tutorials
• 6 Tracks
• More than 25 Case Studies
• 2 Day Seminar on Data Stewardship
• 2 Day Seminar on Practical Tools for the Human Side of Data Governance and Data Quality
• Practitioner Lessons Learned and Experts Panels
• Sessions designed for the experienced data governance and data quality professional as well as for beginners
Register 2 people  for 4 or 5 days by May 1, 2015 and the 3rd team member is free

A Complete Guide to Implementing Data Stewardship Seminar:
Instructor David Plotkin
June 11-12, 2015 | San Diego, CA
This seminar details how to set up a data stewardship function, provide training for your stewards, and run the entire stewardship effort - including managing the Data Stewardship Committee.

Practical Tools and Techniques for the Human Side of DG and DQ Seminar:
Instructor Len Silverston
June 11-12, 2015 | San Diego, CA

This seminar provides a comprehensive toolkit, techniques, approaches and case studies for effectively managing the human side of data governance and data quality. The course will cover the major human factors within each of the major areas of data governance and data quality program, namely within setting up the program, establishing roles, gathering needs, defining data and rules, managing issues, setting up policies and procedures, and defining solutions.

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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