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


Provider Focus-Handling data about and during transitions of care
October 23, 2014
2:00-3:00 PM EDT
Teleconference (only open to DGPO Members)

Provider Focus - Handling data about and during transitions of care


As more and more providers take on risk, it becomes increasingly important to understand and track what happens as patients make various transitions in their care - e.g. from in-patient to skilled nursing facility, from in-patient to out-patient; from PCP to specialist, and so on


 We will discuss various aspects to this that represent data challenges and how providers are trying to address them

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Measuring the Benefits of Governance 
November 5, 2014
2:00PM EDT

Measuring the Benefits of Governance 
Michael Nicosia, VP, TIAA-CREF
Erik Ferrone, Manager, TIAA-CREF


The "It" in this case refers to value; more specifically the benefits that governance can bring to an organization. Even if you are a seasoned governance practitioner or someone just starting the journey, the question you wrestle with most often is "how do I measure the value of governance?" The answer to this question, unfortunately, is not so simple. The value of governance - aka benefits - is often hard to define and even harder (at times) to measure in a way that is meaningful to a broad group of stakeholders - but not impossible!

 This session will provide insight into:
•    Why having a business owned, operated governance function is the first step in defining business-centric value
•    How to develop measurable goals and aligning the right strategies for success
•    How you can align governance stakeholders on a common set of goals to achieve positive outcomes
•    How to build a framework for developing a balanced approach to measuring the value of your data governance effort

Find out more about it on the DGPO Events page

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Upcoming Conferences


Enterprise Data and Business Intelligence Conference Europe 2014

Date:  3-5 November, 2014

Location:  London, UK

DGPO Member Discount:  10%
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Enterprise Data and Business Intelligence Conference Europe 2014
3-5 November 2014, London

Now in its 16th year, Europe's most authoritative and independent conference on Enterprise Data and Business Intelligence offer unrivaled opportunity to learn from the industry's leading figures and network with and learn from your peers. Choose from 5 conference tracks, over 20 case studies and 16 pre-conference workshops - a total of 60 presentations to choose from!

New this year is a track solely devoted to Big Data. Topics include Big Data, Data Governance, Information Management, Open Data, Cloud Opportunities, Data Modelling, Data Quality, Metadata, MDM, Business Intelligence, Analytics, Data Warehousing, Data Virtualization, Data Integration, Structured and Unstructured Data, Data Visualisation and Social Media Analytics. Case studies and contributors include Visa Europe, United Utilities, Barclays Bank, Deutsche Telekom, HSBC, BAE Systems, Telefonica UK, Atos, Yorkshire Building Society, Premier Farnell, Intel, American Family Mutual Insurance Company, Swedbank, Royal Academy of Music, Navient (formerly Sallie Mae), University of Brighton, bol.com and University of Sheffield.

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
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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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