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

 Winner of the DGPO Data Governance Best Practice Award Announced

Submissions can be found in the members only section. 

Upcoming DGPO Events


Data Governance - Incubate, Accelerate and Grow

DGPO Data Governance Best Practice Award Submission

Parul Kalve

Data Governance Advisor

Enbridge Employee Services Canada

June 7, 2017, 2 PM EDT

Ever felt like despite the buy-in from the businesses; there is a lack of engagement, slow/no momentum in driving data governance efforts further and uncertainty in sustainability of a data governance initiative? Then this webinar will walk you through how the North America's largest energy distribution company - "Enbridge" sustains their Data Governance initiatives enterprise wide with their pragmatic approach without boiling the ocean.

"Incubate, Accelerate and Grow" approach is a staged engagement with the business stakeholders to resolve data problems.

In this webinar, we will cover:

   1. How to achieve business value by incremental Data Governance deliverables
   2. Introduction to Enbridge Data Governance Framework
   3. The power of a strong process over expensive tools
   4. Operationalizing Data Governance and ensuring long term sustainment by avoiding pit falls

To register please click here. Or go to http://content.dataversity.net/060717DGPOWebinar_2017DGPORegistration.html

Parul Kalve joined Enbridge in 2012 and has since been the brain behind the Data Governance program at Enbridge. She leverages her strong academic background in Data Management & Governance (CDMP), Project Management (Associate Project Management Certificate), Business Analysis (Certified Business Analyst), Data Analysis and a Masters degree (MIS) to develop an engagement strategy at all levels within IT and the business groups. Coupled with her knowledge through academia, her diverse industrial experience working within Finance, Telecom and Insurance companies prior to Enbridge has enabled her to leverage industry best practices towards developing a strong Data Management function within the Data & Analytics COE at Enbridge. 


Upcoming Conferences




Event: MDM Summit and Data Governance Conference Europe

Date: May 15 - 18, 2017
Where: London
Discount Code:  10% discount when attending or DGPO members (Member's Only section)
Register: CLICK HERE

Leverage the powerful combination of MDM and Data Governance to deliver optimal business outcomes through trusted information with Europe's only co-located conferences.

4 conference tracks, 12 pre-conference workshops, 4 full day post conference workshops, Choose from over 50 sessions including 40 Case Studies.


Event: Data Governance and Information Quality Conference
Date: June 12 - 16, 2017
Where: San Diego, CA
Discount Code:  $150 discount when attending 2 or more days for DGPO members (Member's Only section)
Register: CLICK HERE

 The world's largest conference dedicated entirely to data governance and data quality.  15 tutorials and workshops, 6 conference tracks, more than 30 case studies. Sessions designed for the experienced data governance professionals as well as for beginners.  

: A Complete Guide to Implementing Data Stewardship Seminar-David Plotkin, Instructor

Date: June 15-16, 2017
Where: San Diego, CA
Discount Code:  $150 discount for DGPO members (Member's Only section)
Register: CLICK HERE

Event: Ten Steps to Quality Data Seminar-Danette McGilvray, Instructor

Date: June 15-16, 2017
Where: San Diego, CA
Discount Code:  $150 discount for DGPO members (Member's Only section)
Register: CLICK HERE

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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