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


Event: Our Practical Approach to Governance The Data Lake
Date: November 2, 2016
Time: 2:00 EDT
Register: CLICK HERE
Our Practical Approach to Governing the Data Lake
Shannon Fuller
Director of Data Governance
Carolinas Health Care System

This webinar will focus on practical approaches to implementing a governance structure for Big Data. Carolinas HealthCare System is piloting a HDInsight HADOOP implementation on Microsoft Azure.

We will discuss the following:
  • Where to govern the data?
  • Is the data lake a playground, incubator for innovation or an operational data store?
  • What factors to consider before tiering/segregating/restricting data?
  • What tools are available or do you develop your own?
  • How do you protect intellectual property when working with third parties?

Shannon Fuller leads the Data Governance Office which is charged with ensuring data is treated as a corporate asset that is owned, managed and controlled leading to trusted, high quality data and accurate reporting across Carolinas HealthCare System. His primary responsibility is to design and implement a Data Governance Program for Carolinas Healthcare System. Shannon received one of the highest speaker ratings for his presentation at the 2016 DGIQ Conference.


Upcoming Conferences



Enterprise Data and BI Conference Europe 2016
Date: November 7-10, 2016
Where: London
Discount Code: 10% discount for DGPO members (Member's Only section)
Register: CLICK HERE

Five conference tracks with more than 60 Sessions with a focus on case studies.

Choose from sixteen Half Day and four Full Day Conference Workshops.  

Topics include Agile BI, Big Data Modelling, Data/Information Maturity Assessment, Data Quality, Logical Data Warehouse, Big Data Platform Fundamentals, SQL and NoSQL, Data Protection Regulation, Information Governance, Data Funding, Predictive Analytics, Self Service & Collaborative BI, Getting Business Value from the IoT, Big Data Technology and Use Cases, Data Virtualisation, Information Architecture, Enterprise Data Integration, Data Governance, MDM and many more.


The Data Governance Winter Conference
Date: November 14-18, 2016
Where: Delray Beach, FL
Discount Code:  $150 when attending discount for DGPO members (Member's Only section)
Register: CLICK HERE

The 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.

Learn and network from the experts and your peers at other organizations:

  • Interactive tutorials and workshops
  • Real world case studies
  • 2 Day Seminars on Data Stewardship and Data Quality
  • Sessions designed for the experienced data governance and data quality professional as well as for beginners
  • Immediate takeaways

Data Stewardship Seminar
David Plotkin
November 17-18, 2016
Delray Beach, FL

Ten Steps to Quality Data Seminar
Danette McGilvray
November 17-18, 2016
Delray Beach, FL

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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