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

2015 DGPO Board of Directors Nominations

Nominations close midnight February 9, 2015
If you are interested in working with a group of dedicated data governance professionals to advance and influence the profession of data governance and willing to dedicate your time and talents to the DGPO we encourage you to consider running for a position on the DGPO board.

Nominations are open for the following positions (length term is two years):
  • Secretary
  • VP Communications
  • VP Operations
Qualifications and requirements:
  • Nominees must be active and paid members of the DGPO prior to October 31, 2014.
  • Nominees must be available to attend six virtual board meetings, and one 'in person' board meeting a year.
Desired Experience:   
  • Currently working in data governance
  • Self-motivated
  • Perseverance
  • 'Can do' personality
To submit a nomination for yourself or a member of the DGPO please email the Election Committee and include the following information:

1.    Name of nominee
2.    Nominee's Company Name
3.    Nominee's email address
4.    Short Bio (200 words)
5.    Board Position the nominee is interested in
6.    Reason why you or the person you are nominating wants to be on the DGPO Board (Short statement no longer than a paragraph)
Secretary - Key Responsibilities:
  • Develops meeting agendas, records minutes of board meetings, and distributes minutes.
  • Distributes announcements of upcoming board meetings to board members.
  •  Serves as the official keeper of organizational records.
  • Records results of Board position nominations and elections.
  • Handles organizational correspondence.
  • Responsible for processing all charter modifications.
VP Operations - Key Responsibilities:
  • Handles logistics for teleconferences and webinars, as directed by the Board.
  • Maintains minutes in the absence of the Secretary
  • Handles organization insurance
  • Handles logistics for Board Meetings
VP Communications - Key Responsibilities:
  • Develops and maintains DGPO promotional materials (flyers, brochures, DGPO conference presentations, etc.)
  • Provides promotion material to the VP Online Services as needed for posting to the DGPO website
  • Handles postings of DGPO activities and information on social media
  •  Supports the DGPO marketing plan and strategy

Upcoming DGPO Events


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Upcoming Conferences


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

The 19th 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!
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:
Member's Only (10% off)
Register:  MDM/DG 2015
Master Data Management Summit Europe and the Data Governance Conference Europe 2015

TLeverage the powerful combination of MDM and Data Governance to deliver optimal business outcomes through trusted information with Europe's only co-located conferences, MDM Summit & Data Governance Europe. With 5 conference tracks, 40 case studies, 13 pre-conference workshops and 3 full day post conference workshops, delegates can choose from over 50 sessions and learn from independent speakers who are neither analyst led nor vendor led.   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, Tata Consultancy, Komercni Banka (Societe Generale), Medecins Sans Frontieres, T-Sytems Multimedia Solutions 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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