Last month, I was at the IRM UK Master Data Management and Data Governance
conferences in London. It’s great to attend data conferences as they
provide valuable opportunities to both learn from others and network with
fellow data professionals. This conference was no exception. There was a
real buzz and enthusiasm amongst everyone and I was really pleased to see
that once again there were an increasing number of attendees with Data
Governance in their job titles.
As well as presenting a tutorial on Communicating Your Data Governance
Message, I also co-presented with Conrad Chuang of Orchestra Networks. I’d
never presented with Conrad before, but as soon as we started preparing for
the presentation it was clear that he is as passionate about data as I am.
In preparation for the presentation, our conversations frequently included
sharing our anecdotes from helping companies with their data. In fact, we
did this so much so that it soon became clear that we both had valuable
experiences that we ought to share with an audience and by the time we got
to deliver the presentation it felt more like Conrad and I were having a
conversation about data governance than doing a formal presentation.
The topic of our presentation was Automating Data Governance Policy. The
title itself is an indication of how the Data Governance arena is evolving