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
July 6, 2016 Webinar Q&A:  The attached file contains Q&A from the July 6, 2016 Development & Implementation of a Scalable, Formalized Data Governance Structure at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.  The conference recording for this webinar is located on the Members Only section of the DPGO site.
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Upcoming DGPO Events


Event: Initiating Data Governance in a Consumer Packaged Goods World, our experience at Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
Date: September 7, 2016
Time: 2:00 EDT
Register: CLICK HERE
Initiating Data Governance in a Consumer Packaged Goods World, Our Experience at Dr Pepper Snapple Group 

Chuck Jensen, IT Manager, Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Kate Wood, Data Governance Director, Dr Pepper Snapple Group    

Data Governance in a Consumer Packaged World differs from that in the Finance or Medical fields. We do not govern personal information; we govern our customers, our products and our pricing. We work through multiple routes to market. This made the search for a Data Governance Tool challenging. Our Journey included a 6-month search for "THE" Data Governance Tool; the tool we thought would solve all issues and churn out the perfect reports. In the end we felt a bit like Goldilocks, there just didn't seem to be the right fit. We decided to build our own matching and reporting tools and we'd like to share the experience, where we are now and what the future holds.

We'll share with you:

  • Our Data Governance Journey
  • Searching for the right tool
  • Matching and Reporting -> Metrics and Dashboard Reporting
  • Pain Points and Lessons Learned
  • What’s next

Chuck Jensen has over 20 years of IT experience working primarily with SAP systems, more recently including Informatica.  He has been with Dr Pepper Snapple Group for 6 years and is currently the IT Manager supporting Data Governance, RMM, and the National Account Small Format teams.

Kate Wood's background includes 20 years experience in the arenas of Customer Service, Supply Chain, Audit and Master Data.  She has been with Dr Pepper Snapple Group for 11 years and has spent the last 5 years working in the Master Data Field through projects and currently as the Director of Data Governance.


Upcoming Conferences


Event: The Data Governance Financial Services Conference
Date: September 8-9, 2016
Where: Jersey City, NJ
Discount Code: $100 discount when attending one day; $150 when attending two days (Member's Only section)
Register: CLICK HERE

The ONLY conference dedicated entirely to data governance and financial services.

Join us for real world case studies, presentations and tutorials from the experts and successful data governance practitioners. Sessions designed for the experienced data governance professional as well as for beginners. Takeaways that can be used immediately at your organization.



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.

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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