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
Call for Submissions for the DGPO Best Practice Data Governance Award

The Data Governance Professionals Organization (DGPO) is accepting nominations for the First Annual DGPO Best Practice Data Governance AwardThe award is given to the practitioners within a customer organization (i.e., corporation, government agency or non-profit, as opposed to a product or service vendor) in recognition of an outstanding data governance program.  

For submission guidelines and conditions: CLICK HERE 

Please submit your nomination to
info@dgpo.org by Jan. 31, 2017.  

Upcoming DGPO Events




Upcoming Conferences



Enterprise Data Governance Online (EDGO)
Date: January 25, 2017
8:00AM - 2:30PM Pacific Time

Where: Online Conference
Register: CLICK HERE

The Enterprise Data Governance Online (EDGO) Conference is a full day virtual event presenting six in-depth webinar sessions on Data Governance.

Registration for this event is free for attendees.

All registrants will receive access to the recorded presentations, slides and materials.


 Enterprise Data World
Date: April 2 - 7, 2017
Where: Atlanta, GA
Discount Code:  $200 when attending discount for DGPO members (Member's Only section)
Register: CLICK HERE

The 21st Annual Enterprise Data World (EDW) Conference is recognized as the most comprehensive educational conference on data management in the world. Your Transformation to Data-Driven Business Starts Here!  Join DATAVERSITY AND DAMA International for the 2017 Enterprise Data World Conference to attend presentations from leading data experts from companies such as M&T Bank, Sears Holdings, Walgreen Boots Alliance and More. 

Hear inspiring Big Data stories, practical Data Strategy tutorials, and the latest in Data Science, Data Management and Governance.

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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