Data Governance for Executives

Data Governance in the Age of Big Data

1 Day Workshop for Executives

The massive growth in the volumes and variety of data in the organisation requires that executives need to rethink their Data Governance strategies. Leaving it all to IT does not provide the best opportunity to benefit from Big Data and may be leaving your organisation vulnerable to loss of your valuable assets as well as compliance risks. Although most organisations are now investing significant resources in analytics solutions to drive their business, they risk to lose the potential value of their investment if they do not change their current Data Governance practices which no longer apply to the new environment.

This workshop on Data Governance for Executives will outline what is Data Governance, why the approach to Data Governance must be different in the age of big data and will provide you with the necessary knowledge to lead in establishing an effective Data Governance program for all your data large or small.

What you will learn:

  • What is Data Governance and how is it different in the age of Big Data Why Big Data requires a new approach to effectively governing your organisation’s data assets
  • Why do you need data governance, now more than ever
  • Making the case for Data Governance
  • What questions to ask when evaluating the Data Governance Business Case
  • The essential elements of a Big Data Governance Roadmap
  • What the executive should know about the change management and the communication aspects of a Data Governance program in your organization
  • Rules, guidelines and best practice for effective Data Governance of all data assets in your organisations

Your Workshop Presenter: Prof Andy Koronios

Andy Koronios is a Professor of Information Management and currently Dean: Industry & Enterprise at the University of South Australia. Previously he spent 15 years as the Head of the School of Information Technology & Mathematical Sciences, at the University of South Australia. Andy holds academic qualifications in Electrical Engineering, Computing and education and a PhD from the University of Queensland.

Andy has extensive experience in both commercial and academic environments and his research interests include information governace, data quality, analytics and the strategic exploitation of information. Andy has established two University Research Labs and a funded Research Centre and is currently the Director of the Strategic Information Management Research Lab in the Advanced Computer Research Centre. He has worked both as a consultant as well as a professional speaker on IT issues in Australia and South East Asia and has over twenty years’ experience in the academic environment. He is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, and a Founding Fellow of the International Institute of Engineering Asset Management, Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal of Information Quality. He was recently been honoured as a Distinguished Speaker of the ACM. He is a member of Board of Governors of GSTF.