How to Sell Data Governance to Executive Management

January 19, 2009
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Guest host, Reese Thomas

At every Data Governance conference I’ve attended, at the dinner tables, in the lounge and on break between  presentations and workshops, one question invariably pops up. It’s usually asked in the first person; some variance of “How do I sell Data Governance to our executive management.” Attendees are hungry to hear hints from the ‘I’ve been there’ people on this topic. I’ve even heard attendees announce after the resulting discussion, ” I’ve received more value from this conversation than from the rest of the conference put together.”

This is why I thought I might mention the up-coming Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice (DGS-COP) on-line event on this topic, coming up Thursday, Jan 22, 2009, 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM EST (GMT-5.)  This will be a discussion in the DGS-COP Knowledge Exchange series, and is one of the last events in this series open to non-members as well as members (available at no charge under the DGS-COP ‘Response to the Economy’ policy for events through January.)

I just looked at who’s registered to attend; I see several familiar names I know have a lot to contribute. Of course, Gwen will be moderating, she’ll chime

Guest host, Reese Thomas

At every Data Governance conference I’ve attended, at the dinner tables, in the lounge and on break between  presentations and workshops, one question invariably pops up. It’s usually asked in the first person; some variance of “How do I sell Data Governance to our executive management.” Attendees are hungry to hear hints from the ‘I’ve been there’ people on this topic. I’ve even heard attendees announce after the resulting discussion, ” I’ve received more value from this conversation than from the rest of the conference put together.”

This is why I thought I might mention the up-coming Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice (DGS-COP) on-line event on this topic, coming up Thursday, Jan 22, 2009, 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM EST (GMT-5.)  This will be a discussion in the DGS-COP Knowledge Exchange series, and is one of the last events in this series open to non-members as well as members (available at no charge under the DGS-COP ‘Response to the Economy’ policy for events through January.)

I just looked at who’s registered to attend; I see several familiar names I know have a lot to contribute. Of course, Gwen will be moderating, she’ll chime in with some incites as well. If you are at all interested in developing your program’s executive support, I can’t urge you strongly enough to consider participating.

These events are limited in attendance, but as of this  blog posting, there are still some slots available.

BTW, if your organization’s policy restricts your participation in public forums, you are more than welcome to  email me at reese.thomas@datagovernance.com. I’ll be glad to ask your questions for you;  you can sit back and listen anonymously.

Here’s the link  for more information

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