About EDGO

On January 24th, 2018, between 8:00 am and 2:30 pm Pacific Time we hosted the third annual Enterprise Data Governance Online (EDGO). Thanks to our speakers, sponsors and attendees for making this our best online event ever! The full day of live webinar sessions presented by industry experts went well, and the community was very engaged throughout the entire day. The educational program was designed to teach anyone working with data to execute and implement a successful Data Governance program. Presentations focused on Data Governance and Quality, Data Stewardship, governing new technologies, and more.
Save the date and join us next year on January 23rd (2019) for another day of exciting presentations!




Hitchhiker’s Guide to GDPR

Presented by Daragh O Brien
The GDPR is a substantial shift in data privacy standards that affects organizations in the EU and beyond.


In this webinar, Daragh will share practical and pragmatic tips drawn from his in-depth knowledge of data privacy laws and practice to help slay some myths and monsters around GDPR. He will give you some essential pointers to compliance with the GDPR and to help you understand how fundamentals of good Data Architecture, Quality, and Governance can help even the most timid hitchhiker navigate their way around the GDPR.


Data Quality Metrics to Live By

Presented by Dan Myers

So you’ve made the business case for Data Quality, but now you want to identify how you make the measurement tangible. In this session, Dan Myers will identify key performance indicators (KPIs) that business leaders use to measure their business and then explain how to measure Data Quality impact on these KPIs.
Industry examples will use the following business KPIs with common DQ metrics in order to explain business impact:
  • Cost Impact (Poor DQ => High Cost)
  • Sales/Revenue Impact (Poor DQ => Decreased Sales)
  • Customer Experience (Poor DQ => Decreased Experience)

  • Within this presentation we’ll discuss which DQ metrics can be used to measure Accuracy, Consistency, Currency, Timeliness, and other dimensions that impact business. Examples will include:
  • Lack of Consistency or Completeness of prices and product availability frustrates/prevents customers from purchasing products, which leads to decreased sales and poor customer experience
  • Lack of Current and Timely prospective customer data (email/phone/mailing address) increases cost, frustrates employees, and causes rework of real-world scenarios.
  • 10:00

    Data Governance & Data Architecture: Alignment & Accountability

    Presented by Nigel Turner
    The need for Data Architecture has never been greater. The volume and variety of data sources is increasing rapidly, and any organization wanting to maintain control of, and fully exploit, its data needs a clear plan and supporting framework. Data Architecture provides the approaches and tools to do that, but its practical track record is variable.

    This session will make the case that a successful Data Architecture depends on strong alignment with Data Governance. It will cover:

  • What Data Architecture is, and is not
  • The importance and potential benefits of Data Architecture
  • Barriers to successful implementation
  • Overcoming the barriers through Data Governance
  • Aligning Data Governance with Data Architecture
  • Key steps to make it happen
  • 11:30

    Keynote: The Future of Data Governance

    Presented by Ursula Cottone
    Join this event keynote to hear real-world experiences from Citizens Bank’s Chief Data Officer, Ursula Cottone. Ursula will discuss what she considers to be the fundamentals of any Data Governance program today as well as how new technologies and privacy policies are changing that landscape. Will your Data Governance frameworks hold up or are they going to need some adjustments for things to come or for things already here?


    Managing Data Governance in Your Data Lake

    Presented by Sherri Adame
    The Cigna Enterprise Data Management team (EDM) continues to focus effort on managing Cigna's Data as a Corporate Asset. Launched in 2015, Cigna's enterprise Data Lake project is taking the company on a Data Governance journey. In the last year, the team has implemented an end-to-end Data Governance process that is making the data preparation cycle more efficient for analytic and Business Intelligence developers by managing Metadata, outputting Data Quality profiling results, and automatically connecting the Metadata and Data Quality statistics to the data. Cigna’s Data Management and Governance teams are eliminating silos of activity and creating a common thread of activity, based on a shared platform of Metadata, to connect and align activities across technical teams and business processes.


    Business Glossaries and Data Dictionaries

    Presented by Robert S. Seiner
    Formal Data Governance is one of four secrets to building successful and sustainable Business Glossaries and Data Dictionaries. The governance of data and metadata often begins with the development of these data knowledge bases focused on improving how the organization defines, produces, and uses valuable data assets. And that is not the only secret.

    In this session, Bob will discuss:
  • Four secrets for successful Glossaries and Dictionaries
  • Vital Business Glossary and Data Dictionary Attributes
  • Governing your Business Glossary and Data Dictionary
  • Setting up effective Metadata Change Management
  • How to promote your Glossary and Dictionary value

  • Sponsors

    Interested in sponsoring this online event? Contact Warwick Davies by email: warwick@dataversity.net or phone: 1-781-354-0119.

    Become a Sponsor


    Here are a few good reasons why you should register:
  • Registration is free
  • Six, 40-minute webinars
  • Learn from the best in the industry
  • Experience-based learning
  • Access to all recorded sessions, slides, and materials presented
  • Live Q&A following each webinar session
  • It's OK if you can't attend the live event on January 24th, 2018. Register and you will get access to the recordings of all the presentations and links to download the slides. Only those who are registered will receive credentials to access the videos.
    No, you do not need to pay anything to watch the live sessions presented during this event. When you register, we also give you free access to the on-demand recordings and slides a couple of days after the event.
    You should receive your login details immediately following your registration. We also send login info the day before the live event and the morning of in case you've misplaced it.
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