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This 2 day workshop will teach you how you can embed information and data governance into your organisation without being perceived as a roadblock. You will learn how you can become information centric and deliver on the promise of accurate and trusted business information that supports compliance and boosts innovation.

2/27/2018 to 2/28/2018
When: Tuesday and Wednesday, 27 - 28 February
Where: etc.venues Marble Arch
Garfield House
86 Edgware Rd
London W2 2EA
United Kingdom
Presenter: Jan Henderyckx
Contact: +44 (0)20 8866 8366

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Information and Data Governance: From Theory to Practice

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Register On-line:
27-28 February 2018, London

Seminar Fee 
£1,245 + VAT (£249) = £1,494


Can your organisation use its data to create value and sustain the required accuracy and trust levels to maintain compliance and get effective operations? Very few companies can give a positive answer to this question. Some get started by appointing data stewards and a CDO and hope that piling-up responsibilities allows them to get value out of their data, but practice has shown that this approach is seldom sustainable. Going all-in on advanced analytics without proper data governance has also proven to be a strategy with limited outcome. It’s a non-trivial task to create a data driven mind-set that favours fact based decision taken and that uses information centricity to break the organisational silo’s. Assigning a Chief Data or Analytics Officer next to the Data Protection Officer is not going deliver the value if you don’t have a clearly defined roadmap, strategy, roles and activities to sustain the initiative. Too often innovation neglects the basic fact that being information centric is about the entire organisation and not just an elite group that has the keys to the kingdom.

This 2 day workshop will teach you how you can embed information and data governance into your organisation without being perceived as a roadblock. You will learn how you can become information centric and deliver on the promise of accurate and trusted business information that supports compliance and boosts innovation. You will not only understand what should be included in the information and data governance task set and required deliverables but you will also have a clear view on the integration of these tasks with information risk, information security and data privacy and protection. Once you know the tasks at hand you also need to have practical guidance on how to perform them. The workshop will therefore also give practical examples of the how-to. Every organisation is unique which means that you can’t simply implement all the roles of the operating model but it needs to be translated into a manageable set that matches your current maturity level but that doesn’t require radical redesign when your maturity increases. Although tools are not the singular answer to all problems, it’s essential that governance professionals understand the characteristics of the different types of solutions in the market such as transaction processing systems, data warehouses, data lakes, ECM (enterprise content management) systems, Big Data platforms, data quality solutions and Master Data Management tools.  Each of these have their unique characteristics but they all store, transform, processes, share and dispose data which needs to be governed.

You will learn how the information classification framework can assure that all stakeholders in the information lifecycle will be able to get maximum value out if the data while remaining in compliance.

Learning Objectives

  • How to engage your business and have them take the lead and recognise the value of information.
  • How to adapt the organisation to make it information centric
  • How to setup an information governance organisation
  • How to manage speech communities and business vocabularies so that you can have the right level if information standardisation
  • How to align your business, IT and information strategy
  • Assuring you get more value out of your MDM projects
  • Setting up an information catalogue and information demand management
  • How to govern Big Data platforms
  • How to select the proper Enterprise Information platform to support your information strategy
  • How to deal with external – and industry standards
  • Learn how to describe your information and its lineage
  • Setting up a metadata strategy
  • Select the right toolset to support your governance tasks
  • How to classify information
  • Establish a sustainable data quality

Course Outline

The Information Lifecycle
In order to properly apply governance its essential to understand the lifecycle of information and data. As information is touching the entire organisation we need to clarify how we will be able to link the business processes to the information in a transversal way. Understanding the lifecycle allows us to define the linking points for the related activities.

  • Information Lifecycle models – POSMAD, COBIT, DMBOK

Information and Data Governance Operating Model
To be able to manage the information lifecycle a set of activities are required and related deliverables will have to be identified. The operating model will clearly specify the tasks, the deliverables and roles that will be required. This operating model is the stable basis that will then subsequently be translated into operational structures, supporting tooling and for which practices and techniques will be specified.

  • Information and Data Governance Framework
    • Data governance vs Information Governance
    • What activities are required
    • Data Capabilities
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • The 3 Main Cycles:
    • Strategic alignment
    • Information architecture and specification
    • Data Quality management
  • Impact on Roles and Activities
  • Data Stewardship

Organisation Set Up
Once we understand the roles and responsibilities they need to be embedded in the organisation. What are the advantages of central vs decentral and how do you collaborate with the other domains that are handling data?

  • Mapping Roles and Responsibilities to functions
  • Organisational models, central, federated or decentralised
  • Centre of Excellence approach
  • Setting up the CDO role
  • Positioning the CIO, CAO, CISO and DPO
  • Governing structures for Big Data Initiatives
  • Enabling Self Service Insight creation
  • Positioning the Data Engineer/Wrangler and data provisioning

Information Principles, Policies and Standards
To assure that information is properly managed we must assure that the activities and behaviour are in support of the end goals. The policy framework will allow you to structure all the elements and helps to explain the rationale for the implementation choices.

  • Information policies and Principles
  • Writing data Standards

Information Classification, Privacy and Protection
The organisation needs to have an insight in the way that information can be used and processed. Secondly its key to have an insight in the risks and compliance that is related to the information and its use. The information security has already created a foundation on which can be build, ISO 27000. Extending this model to cope with the broader set of information criteria give a solid basis to govern the data.

  • Data classification models
    • ISO 27000: CIA
    • Retention Policies
    • Handling personal data
    • Critical Data Elements
    • Crown Jewels
  • Using a risk based approach for determining classification levels
  • Complying with regulations
    • GDPR
    • BCSBS 239, Solvency, …
  • Data Leak prevention
  • Linking information classes to control measures and the information lifecycle

Managing Business Semantics and Business Rules
You cannot govern what is not defined. Managing and standardising business semantics and business rules creates the elements and context that provides the building block for data value creation.

  • Information Definition
    • Writing Definitions: SBVR, ISO 11179, …
    • Link with Data Architecture
  • Building or buying a vocabulary or business semantics
    • Integrating industry standards into your organisation
  • Information Architecture
    • Transforming the Information model to a data model
    • Mapping the information to the data
  • Managing business semantics through correct definitions and information criteria
  • Establishing ‘speech communities’ and vocabulary management
  • Defining data and information includes semantic, syntactic and lexical rules so we can make sure names are consistent.
  • Definition versus Discovery
  • Dealing with “closed systems” including ERP
  • Publishing definitions and quality rules

Information Governance Strategy and Roadmap
Embedding governance in your organisation is a process that will go through several iterations and that needs to be supported by a solid business case to assure continued focus and resource assignment. The strategy and roadmap activities will focus on these aspects.

  • Making the business case Convincing the boardroom
  • Implementing an ‘Information centric’-organisation Roles, responsibilities and processes
  • Integrating the Chief Information Security Officer and the Data Protection Officer in your information Strategy
  • Information Governance in the context of other domains, (Enterprise Architecture, Master Data Management, Knowledge management, Business Intelligence, etc.)
  • Challenges for the implementation of an ‘information strategy’ Information in a ‘process centric’ organisation
  • Defining the correct scope
  • Understanding and translating business priorities

Measuring Maturity
One size does not fit all. Understanding and giving insight in the maturity of your information- and data governance will enable you to be more effective in setting your goals and to define a feasible roadmap.

  • Measuring organisational readiness
  • Determining the maturity of your capability Maturity
  • Using surveys as a change enabler

Metadata Approach
Understanding what you have and how its processed is essential for getting grip on your information and data. A solid metadata model and a clear view on the related artefacts is therefore a cornerstone of governance.

  • Metadata Model
  • Achieving lineage with a metadata repository
  • Requirements for metadata management
  • Standards and their applicability
  • Achieving lineage with a metadata repository
  • Requirements for metadata management
  • Standards and their applicability

Information and Data Governance Tooling
A tool is not a magic bullet but it will certainly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your governance initiatives.

  • Managing the RFP process
  • Best of breed vs Platform approaches
  • Business Glossary solutions
  • Metadata harvesting solutions
  • Information catalogue solutions
  • Metadata repositories
  • ILM platforms

Who It's For

This course is intended for:

• Chief Data Officer
• Chief Digital Officer
• Chief Analytics Officer
• IT Managers
• Information Architects
• Enterprise Architects
• Solutions Architects
• Data Architects
• MDM Project Leaders
• BICC Managers
• Business Intelligence Specialists
• Business Analysts
• IT Consultants
• IT Strategists
• Database Administrators
• Data Stewards
• Data Protection Officer
• Chief Information Security Officer
• Business personnel who require quality information


Managing Partner, Inpuls

Jan Henderyckx is a highly rated consultant, speaker and author who has been active in the field of Information Management and Relational Database Management since 1986. He has presented, moderated and taught workshops at many international conferences and User Group meetings worldwide. Jan’s experiences, combined with information architecture and management expertise, have enabled him to help many organisations to optimise the business value of their information assets. He has a vision for innovation and ability to translate visions into strategy. A verifiable track record in diverse industries including non-profit, retail, financial, sales, energy, public entities. Contributed to better stream lined and higher yielding operations for some of the leading businesses through a combination of creativity, technical skills, initiative and strong leaderships. He is a Director of the Belgium and Luxembourg chapter of DAMA (Data Management Association) and runs the Belgian Information Governance Council. He has published articles in many leading industry journals, and has been elected to the IDUG Speakers Hall of Fame, based upon numerous Best Speaker awards. Jan is Chair of the Presidents Council DAMA International.

Register On-line:
27-28 February 2018, London

Seminar Fee 
£1,245 + VAT (£249) = £1,494

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