About EDGO

DATAVERSITY's Enterprise Data Governance Online event offers six live online presentations centered on sharing key strategies every person working with data needs to know in order to build or manage a successful Data Governance program. Take advantage of the combined expertise of several industry-leading professionals and hundreds of data peers during this day of live, webinar-style sessions. Registration is free and gives you access to the sessions presented throughout the day, the live Q&A with the speakers, and all recorded presentations and materials. Thank you for joining us on January 26th, 2022. If you missed us, register to receive free access to the 2022 recorded sessions!

The Schedule

2022 Agenda


The 5 Essential Elements of Any Data Governance Framework

Presented by John Ladley

Data Governance efforts come in all shapes and sizes – some by design, some by accident. However, there are five core elements required of any foray into Data Governance. You can be non-invasive or invasive. You can proceed bottom-up (“little g”) or top-down (“Big G”). But these five elements still need to be there. Please join John for a review and discussion of the five essential items for any Data Governance framework.


A Step-by-Step Process for Better Data Quality

Presented by Ryan Doupe

In this session, we will review a nine-step process to improve Data Quality within an organization:
  1. Determine List of CDEs
  2. Definitions
  3. Business Impacts
  4. Data Sources
  5. Data Profiling
  6. Data Quality Rules Development
  7. Data Quality Metrics
  8. Determine System(s) of Record
  9. Build Data Quality Remediation Plans


Implementing a Data Catalog and Business Glossary

Presented by Becky Lyons and Gretchen Burnham

Metadata is foundational to all data work and should be a top priority of a data governance program. Without an understanding of what data means, where it comes from or how it’s classified, it’s virtually impossible to extract data’s full value. Data Catalogs provide an innovative solution for powering data intelligence and metadata management with governance at the core. But investing in a catalog tool is only a first step. Optimized value can only be fulfilled when it's embedded into "business as usual" processes of how users work on a daily basis, creating a sustainable need and trust in the catalog as opposed to just knowing it is one of many tools available. In this session, instructors Becky Lyons and Gretchen Burnham provide an introduction to a new DATAVERSITY Learning Plan, The Enterprise Data Catalog and Business Glossary.  This multi-course Learning Plan is an in-depth exploration of the critical key elements that organizations need to implement data catalogs and business glossaries. This session will provide an overview and key takeaways from those eight sessions.

Course Outline
  • Explore the key success factors for implementing a well-governed Data Catalog
  • Establish a foundation for realizing and communicating business value from your Data Catalog
  • Introduce the 8 sessions of the Dataversity Learning Plan


Break (30 Minutes)

Sessions will resume for our keynote presentation following this 30-minute break.


Keynote: Building a Data Governance Program

Presented by Toby Hall and Curtis Mischler

Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana has built their Data Governance Program from the ground up to be business-led, opportunity-driven, and focused on value creation.  This has created an environment where funding is assured (demonstrated savings to date more than pay for the cost of the program), the narrative is positive (real-world benefits and engaged resources), and the CDO, CIO, and other executives actively look for opportunities where Data Governance can play a role.

In this presentation you will learn:

  • The business challenges that prompted the initial creation of Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana’s Data Governance Program
  • The approach Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana has taken to building their program over time and to maintaining steady momentum
  • Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana’s data governance framework and structure
  • Key metrics that are tracked and how they are presented, including specific examples where value/benefits have been realized
  • Some of the ways that Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana engages resources and makes Data Governance fun


Building Data Governance Through Data Stewardship

Presented by Robert S. Seiner

Data stewards play an important role in Data Governance solutions. That is why it is critical that organizations get data stewardship right when setting up their program. The data is governed by people. Some people will even tell you that the discipline should be called people governance.
In this session, Bob shares the reasons why you must build your Data Governance program through the stewardship of the data. There is no governance without formal accountability for data. People become stewards when their relationship to data is formalized. It is the only way.

This webinar will focus on:
  • The definition of Data Stewardship that MUST be adopted
  • The critical role stewardship plays in governing data
  • What it means to formalize accountability
  • Why everybody in the organization is a data steward
  • How to build Data Governance through stewardship


The Top Five Data Governance Questions

We have polled the DATAVERSITY Community to ask what are the most important topics to them under the umbrella of Data Governance, and if they could ask an expert one question, what would it be? We compiled the data to determine the top 5 most common questions on everyone’s mind to ask a panel of experts for their answer. Join us as DATAVERSITY’s CEO, Tony Shaw, moderates this panel of experts through your most pressing issues. If you’d like to contribute to the survey on or before January 12, 2022, click here.



Tony Shaw Founder and CEO, DATAVERSITY  


Peter Aiken Founding Director, VCU / Anything Awesome

Karen Lopez Sr. Project Manager, InfoAdvisors

Robert Seiner President and Principal, KIK Consulting and Educational Services

Official 2022 EDGO Sponsors

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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. 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.
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