2014.11.14 – 10 Ways to Align Information Governance & Mgt in Complicated Environments – Gwen Thomas (The International Finance Corporation)

We are happy to announce that we were able to reschedule Gwen Thomas! to present at our upcoming TDWI Vancouver Chapter meeting on Friday November 14, 2014. Come hear:

“10 Ways to Align Information Governance & Mgt in Complicated Environments”

It’s easy to lose sight of how data provides value to an organization if you’re mapping your efforts and accountabilities to the paradigm of “Business + IT.” That’s why most organizations are moving toward a “B+I+T” paradigm in which data-centric decisions are distinguished from techno-centric decisions, and data management accountabilities are distinguished from system- and platform-centric accountabilities. The Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK) and other frameworks help clarify the work that needs to be done and the interplay of governance and management in performing the work – especially in simple, hierarchical organizations.
But what if you’re in a complicated organization working with complicated systems-of-systems? What if your Data Governance scope is more limited than your Data Management scope? What if structured data and documents/content are managed by different organizations? Now, decision-making becomes complex for funding, requirements alignment, architecture, and other areas.
This session provides a framework, tips, and stories from the trenches on how to approach “B+I+T” alignment in a way that demonstrates your commitment to providing transparency and value to the Business.

NOTE: We are scheduling an informal meeting with Gwen Thomas and the Vancouver Data Governance SIG on the afternoon of Thursday Nov 13th, 2:30-4:00pm. Please send Gordon a note (Gordon at tdwivancouver dot org) if you would like to attend and network with other Lower Mainland Data Governance enthusiasts. Translink will host and TDWI Vancouver will supply the cinnamon buns and biscotti from Take5.

Speaker Profile: Gwen Thomas is a Data Governance pioneer, helping to define and evangelize the field. Founder of the Data Governance Institute (DGI) and primary author of the DGI Data Governance Framework and guidance materials found at www.datagovernance.com, she has influenced hundreds of programs around the globe. In the spring of 2013, Gwen joined the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group, as their Corporate Data Advocate.

Gwen has personally helped organizations such as the Federal Reserve, American Express, Washington Mutual Bank (WaMu), Sallie Mae, NDCHealth/Wolters Kluwer, BankUnited, Wachovia Bank, Disney, and Coors build or mature their Data Governance and Stewardship programs. Before data governance got “hot”, Gwen spent a dozen years working in the trenches and in management roles as a systems integration consultant and Knowledge Manager, helping large and mid-sized organizations in the areas of data strategy, data integration, Master Data cleansing/standardization, metadata collection/repository development, warehouses, search, portals, and content management. Prior to that, she held positions as a college teacher, a marketing professional, and a publisher of a literary magazine.
Gwen is a frequent presenter at Data/IT events, and she writes for a number of IT and business publications. Information-Management.com has named her one of “17 Women in Technology You Should be Following on Twitter ” (@gwenthomasdgi) and has included her in their Data Governance Gurus list.Advocate.         https://www.linkedin.com/in/gwenthomas

Gwen Thomas – DGI
Friday November 14th, 2014
8:40am to 11:50am
Where: Deloitte Offices
26th Floor (Learning Centre), Bentall Four
1055 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver


8:40 – 9:00 a.m. Networking, Registration & Coffee/Muffin
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. 10 Ways to Align Information Governance & Mgt in Complicated Environments
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Networking,  more coffee
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 10 Ways to Align Information Governance & Mgt in Complicated Environments
11:30 – 11:50 a.m. Questions, Networking, yet more coffee and that last muffin


Don’t Miss This Chance to Connect with:

Gwen Thomas – Global Thought Leader in Information Governance and Strategy

Click here to register for the this upcoming event

Also mark your calendars, the next sessions:

  • February 13, 2015: Panel on MDM moderated by Aaron Zorned (head of the MDM Institute)
  • May 08, 2015: BI tool face-off
  • Sep 04, 2015: Local success stories in BI
  • November 13, 2015: TBD

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