AM2: Data Governance: Starting from Scratch
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  David Plotkin   David N Plotkin
Data Governance Manager
Wells Fargo


Monday, April 30, 2012
08:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Level:  Business / Non-Technical

What would you do if you walked into a business that was committed to doing Data Governance, but everything had to be built from the ground up? Where would you start? What approach would you take?

This presentation details just such a journey at a major membership and insurance provider. The business is totally committed to Data Governance, and looked to the presenter to tell them what to do, from laying out the plan to determining what tools they have and what they need. And the presenter had to live with the results!

You will learn how to:

  • Set realistic expectations
  • Get the message out
  • Figure out an approach
  • Adjust project methodology to include metadata, data quality, and governance
  • Starting up a metadata and data quality practice and integrating it into the organization
  • Stand up a Data Governance organization

David Plotkin is the Global Head of Data Stewardship for a large insurance company, working in Enterprise Data Solutions. He is responsible for rolling out data stewardship as part of an overall Data Governance and Data Management effort. This includes creating a stewardship strategy, training, and leading the stewardship community, as well as specifying the requirements for the data stewardship tool suite (Collibra and IBM). He has previously been a consultant for EMC, working on data quality, data governance and master data management engagements at client companies. He has also previously managed Data Governance at an insurance company and managed data quality at two large banks. He has been working with data governance, data modeling, metadata and data quality for over 25 years. He is a popular speaker at DAMA chapters and conferences, and serves as a subject matter expert on many topics around metadata, data governance, and data quality.

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