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.

The Schedule

2024 Agenda

January 24, 2024


Trends in Data Governance

Presented by: Mark Horseman – Data Evangelist, DATAVERSITY

Dive into the intricate landscape of data governance as we examine observations from 2023 and forecast anticipated trends for 2024. Uncover crucial topics including the shifting dynamics of staffing within Data Governance Offices, stay informed about the cutting-edge advancements in MDM, the current state of Data Mesh, understand the profound impact of AI on Data Governance, and discover how to effectively leverage AI's benefits. Additionally, explore the evolution of the Data Management & Governance Community as they have been navigating the changing currents within this ever-evolving domain.


ABCs of Data Governance

Presented By:
Antoinette Cashwell-Robinson - Director, Metric Alignment, Lincoln Financial Group
Lynn Mulligan - AVP, Data Governance & Strategy, Lincoln Financial Group
Robyn Black - Consultant, Metric Alignment, Lincoln Financial Group

The building blocks of creating and growing a Data Governance team is as easy as A,B,C ... or is it? Data Governance is filled with a myriad of terminology, definitions, and challenges. In this presentation, we will break down how Lincoln Financial Group has built and grown our Data Governance team by focusing on the basics, the building blocks, and remembering our ABCs.

This case study will break down our journey and emphasize the foundational ABCs of DG, such as:

• A – Alignment, Adaptability, Accuracy
• B – Business knowledge, Opportunity Broker
• C – Collaboration, Culture, Creativity
• D – Data, Definitions
• E – Engagement, Empower
• F – Fun


Building a Data Culture Through Judicious Information Stewardship: A Beautiful Symbiosis

Presented by: C. Lwanga Yonke – Founder and President, Padouk Consulting, LLC

Data Culture. Most forward-looking organizations want to have one, but many are struggling to establish it. During this session, we discuss how information stewardship is a natural foundation for a robust data culture, and we illustrate how an organization leveraged that connection.

Topics include:

  • Defining “data culture”
  • The attributes of a data culture
  • A model for information stewardship
  • Engaging business people
  • IT and business partnership
  • 11:00


    We will resume at 11:30am


    Empowering Data Governance: Navigating Ethical Horizons with Generative AI – KEYNOTE

    Presented by: Nick White – Head of Data Analytics & AI, Origin Digital

    In an era where Generative AI (GenAI) is reshaping our world, the importance of Data Governance (DG) and Data Quality (DQ) has never been more pronounced. Join us as we explore how the power and availability of GenAI can improve DG and DQ programs while underscoring the continued pivotal role of human inputs in shaping ethical, accurate, and reliable data practices. The spotlight has never been as focused on AI, and it is up to DG and DQ practitioners to ensure no harm is done and value is realized.


    Where MDM and Data Governance Collide

    Presented by: Robert S. Seiner – President and Principal, KIK Consulting and Educational Services

    Most people agree that you cannot deliver Master Data without Data Governance. The practice of MDM even results (often enough) in a separate initiative labeled Master Data Governance. DG and MDG should not be conflicting disciplines. Do you want to know why?

    Join Bob Seiner for his EDGO session where he will focus on what to do when your MDM and Data Governance initiatives butt heads. Bob will focus on the motions of DG that echo many of the activities that go into delivering Master Data. There must be common ground --- and it is time for a truce.


    Data Governance Maturity Assessments: A Case Study

    Presented by: Jamie DePastino – Data Governance Manager, Carnegie Mellon University

    This session will outline how the annual data governance maturity assessment, utilizing the Stanford Model, is conducted at Carnegie Mellon University. Best practices will be shared, along with the successes and challenges of conducting the assessment. Moreover, this session will provide a step-by-step walkthrough of how the assessment was performed. Additionally, the value of the assessment will be shared with session participants, including how to turn the results into roadmaps for data governance maturity improvement.

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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.
    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.
    Yes, we produce several face-to-face events around the country. DATAVERSITY also offers many educational events, online training options, webinars, white papers, articles, and blogs. We're proud to offer the worldwide data community so many educational opportunities both online and face-to-face. To learn more about what we do, visit dataversity.net.
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