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

2016 DGPO Board of Directors Nominations

If you are interested in working with a group of dedicated data governance professionals to advance and influence the profession of data governance and you are 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:

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • VP Membership
  • VP Online Services
  • Secretary
 Length of term is two years.

To submit a nomination for yourself or a member of the DGPO please email the Election Committee by midnight Monday, February 8, 2016 and include the following information: 

  1. Name of nominee
  2. Nominee's Company Name
  3. Nominee's email address
  4. Short Bio (Maximum 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)
  7. Additional information regarding your background/experience that would be beneficial to the position you are interested in (Maximum 250 words)

Nominations close midnight February 8, 2016.

Qualifications and requirements:     

  • Nominees must be active and paid members of the DGPO prior to September 1, 2015
  • Nominees for President must have previously completed a full term in another elected position on the DGPO Board
  • Nominees must be available to attend monthly virtual board meetings generally in the evening after working hours, and one 'in person' board meeting a year
  • Nominees must be willing to devote 15 hours per month for board responsibilities

Desired Experience:             

  •  Currently working in the data governance profession
  •  Self-motivated
  •  Perseverance
  •  'Can do' personality
  •  Previous non-profit board experience helpful but not required

President - Key Responsibilities       

  • Provides leadership and strategic direction
  • Oversees all volunteer activities and all board committees
  • Appoints committee chairs and staff
  • Assists all officers in the performance of their responsibilities

Treasurer - Key Responsibilities      

  • Serves as Chief Financial Officer for the organization
  • Develops organizational annual budget
  • Responsible for organizational financial reporting, tax filings and state annual reports
  • Manages organization's bank accounts, pays invoices and organization bills

VP Membership - Key Responsibilities      

  • Serves as focal point for membership questions
  • Maintains member database
  • Works with Treasurer on new member applications and annual dues
Prepares and sends out membership renewal notices and receives/processes the membership renewals

VP Online Services - Key Responsibilities  

  • Responsible for the overall look, feel and maintenance of the DGPO website
  • Ability to post up-to-date information in a timely manner in order to provide current information to members


Secretary - Key Responsibilities

  • Develops meeting agendas, records minutes of board meetings, and distributes minutes
  • Serves as the official keeper of organizational records
  • Handles organizational correspondence
  • Responsible for processing all charter modifications
For questions or additional information please email the Election Committee

Upcoming DGPO Events


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Upcoming Conferences


Enterprise Data Governance Online (EDGO)
27 January, 2016
Chicago, IL
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM Pacific Time
Discount code: Registration is FREE for this virtual event
Register:  EDGO2016
Enterprise Data Governance Online (EDGO)

Topics are data stewardship, data governance framewoks, modeling data governance, data governance strategies, the role of stor in data governance and a presentation on metrics and business value calculations by Michele Koch and Barbara Deemer from the DGPO. Speakers include Bree Baich, Kimberly Nevala,Kelle O’Neal, David Plotkin, Bob Seiner and more


20th Annual Enterprise Data World (EDW) Conference
17-22 April, 2016
San Diego, CA
Discount code: $100 off for Tutorials Only + Seminar Only Reg Types &
$200 off for Full Event, Conference+Tutorials, Conference +Seminar, and Conference Only Reg Types (Member's Only section)
Register:  EDW2016
20th Annual Enterprise Data World (EDW) Conference

EDW is recognized as the most comprehensive educational conference on data management in the world and presents a truly exceptional experience.
Register today to benefit from the networking opportunities with over 800 attendees and learn directly from over 120 industry leading experts.
$200 discount which can be combined with the early bird pricing, so register soon!


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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