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
Call for Submissions for the DGPO Best Practice Data Governance Award

The Data Governance Professionals Organization (DGPO) is accepting nominations for the First Annual DGPO Best Practice Data Governance AwardThe award is given to the practitioners within a customer organization (i.e., corporation, government agency or non-profit, as opposed to a product or service vendor) in recognition of an outstanding data governance program.  

For submission guidelines and conditions: CLICK HERE 

Please submit your nomination to
info@dgpo.org by Jan. 31, 2017.  

Upcoming DGPO Events


Event: Best Practice in implementing Data Governance Policies and Standards.

Date: January 4, 2017
Time: 2:00PM EST; 11:00AM PST
Register: CLICK HERE

Event:Best Practice in implementing Data Governance Policies and Standards.

Speaker: Carrie Fawcett, TIAA

This case study reviews TIAA’s approach to developing and establishing best practices within their Finance and Actuarial functions to implement Data Governance Policy and Standards.


How do you turn a dryly worded policy document into a dynamic set of practices that will engage your organization, focus on changing behaviors, and ultimately improve the quality of your data? This session will review our approach to engaging our 650-employee finance and actuarial team and building out an operating model necessary to implement the critical components of our policies and standards. TIAA has stepped away from the traditional audit/command and control approach used for most policy rollouts and built a practice based approach that is flexible enough to integrate into operational processes or the SDLC.


This presentation will cover:

 Challenges to policy/standard implementation

   Key success factors – what outcome do you really want?

 Components of a solid foundation within your policy to build upon

  Building accountability within your organization

 Establishing flexibility and autonomy into your operating model without losing transparency

Speaker Bio: 

Carrie Fawcett joined TIAA in 2015 and is currently responsible for the development and implementation of business-led, data governance practices and capabilities at TIAA. Mrs. Fawcett assists business area sponsors in developing proper data and process governance capabilities wherever they are required, including Tax, Corporate Services, Regulatory Reporting, and Financial management. Mrs. Fawcett also participates in the Finance & Actuarial Data Governance Committee, the Enterprise Reference Data Workgroup and the company’s Enterprise Data Governance Council


Upcoming Conferences



Enterprise Data Governance Online (EDGO)
Date: January 25, 2017
8:00AM - 2:30PM Pacific Time

Where: Online Conference
Register: CLICK HERE

The Enterprise Data Governance Online (EDGO) Conference is a full day virtual event presenting six in-depth webinar sessions on Data Governance.

Registration for this event is free for attendees.

All registrants will receive access to the recorded presentations, slides and materials.


 Enterprise Data World
Date: April 2 - 7, 2017
Where: Atlanta, GA
Discount Code:  $200 when attending discount for DGPO members (Member's Only section)
Register: CLICK HERE

The 21st 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!  Join DATAVERSITY AND DAMA International for the 2017 Enterprise Data World Conference to attend presentations from leading data experts from companies such as M&T Bank, Sears Holdings, Walgreen Boots Alliance and More. 

Hear inspiring Big Data stories, practical Data Strategy tutorials, and the latest in Data Science, Data Management and Governance.

DGPO Working Groups

Data Governance Best Practices (DGBP) from the DGPO Best Practices Working Group

Visit the DGPO Members Only page to access our very first publication of the DGPO Data Governance Best Practices.  We have grouped the Best Practices into Categories (Getting Started, Organization, Processes, Metrics and Communications), with coverage in over 50 different topic areas.  Please be advised that we are continuing to iterate and refine these Best Practices over time.



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