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 - 2018 DGPO Best Practice Data Governance Award

 Award Submissions for the 2017 DGPO Data Governance Best Practice Award can be found in the members only section. Also posted is a link to the Keynote Presentation video by the Award Winner, Vanguard, at the DGIQ Conference. 

Upcoming DGPO Events


Best Practice Award Webinar Series

September 6, 2017  -  2 pm EDT
Data Governance Best Practices Award Submission, JLL
Implementing Enterprise Data Governance from a Line of Business Can it be Done?
Ho-Chun Ho, Global Head, Data Governance and Management, JLL & Shawn Houston, VP Data Governance, JLL

Our business environment has been becoming more and more complex: the demands of increasing regulation, slimmer margins, sophisticated customers and employees, competitive pressures, diverse talent pools and pervasive technology. Each business function in a corporation may face its unique challenges. One critical step in overcoming business challenges and winning in the marketplace is to thoroughly understand and trust the data we own, and combine it with the data that we have not explored to support decision making. Quite often than not, a certain line of business might determine that it badly needs data governance; however the enterprise oversight or support is not yet available, or has a different focus. When you find yourself in that situation, should you go ahead and implement LOB level data governance? Should you wait for the enterprise to lead the way when the timing is right?

This webinar will review this common situation that is happening in many corporations, and provide a practical approach to evaluate and determine the best course of action to implement data governance.

To register please click here:

October 4, 2017  -  2 pm EST
Data Governance Best Practices Award Submission, AbbVie
An Opportunity Not to be Missed – AbbVie’s Data Governance Journey
Kevin Leman, Director Master Data

November 1, 2017  -  2 pm EST
Data Governance Best Practices Award Winner, The Vanguard Group, Inc.
Joel Lutz, Head of Enterprise Data Governance and Privacy

*Note: Registration for live webinars is open to the public. Recorded webinars are exclusively available in the Members Only content area of the DGPO website.


Upcoming Conferences


Event: Data Governance Financial Services Conference
Date: Oct. 5 - 6, 2017
Where: Jersey City, NJ
Discount Code: $150 discount when attending both days  OR  $100 when attending one day (Members Only Section)

The ONLY Conference Dedicated ENTIRELY to Data Governance and Financial Services
Conference topics include how to be successful with Data Governance and Data Stewardship in Financial Services, How to develop an award winning Data Governance program, Data Governance Artifacts for Financial Services, Best Practices for DFAST and CCAR Compliance, Data Governance and Data Quality Metrics, Governing the Data Lake in the Financial Sector, How to Comply with BCBS239 and GDPR
Register: http://www.dgfinancialconference.com

Event: Data Architecture Summit
Date: Nov. 13 - 16, 2017
Where: Chicago, IL
Discount Code: $200 discount (Members Only Section)
Join us for the first-annual Data Architecture Summit.. Many industry professionals will come together to discuss important issues and technologies enabling the design and management of a modern Data Architecture. You’ll leave the conference with a comprehensive understanding of your technology and design options and real-world advice on planning a smooth migration.
Register: http://www.dataarchitecturesummit.com

Event: Enterprise Data Conference Europe 2017
Co-located with the Business Intelligence & Analytics Conference Europe 2017
Date: Nov. 20-23, 2017
Where: London, UK
Discount Code: 10% off, see Members Only Section
Register: https://irmuk.co.uk/events/enterprise-data-conference-europe/

These co-located conferences will provide an unparalleled educational and networking opportunity for BI, Analytics and Data Management Professionals from across Europe and beyond.

Choose from 4 tracks, 18 workshops, conference sessions, 65 conference sessions including more than 20 case studies.

Event: The Data Governance Winter Conference
Date: Dec. 4-8, 2017
Where: Delray Beach, FL
Discount $150  (Code on Members Only Page)

The winter's only how-to event on data governance:

Data Governance Winter Conference will focus on the "how-tos" from starting a data governance and stewardship program to attaining data governance maturity and how to address and improve your organization’s information quality.
Conference includes in-depth tutorials and workshops, real world case studies, two day seminars on data quality and data stewardship, sessions designed for the experienced data governance and data quality professional as well as for beginners and immediate takeaways to implement in your organization. 

Event: DGIQ 2018
Date: June 11-15, 2018
Where: San Diego
Discount $150

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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