Governing Data vs Governing People

February 10, 2011

My friend David Plotkin, who is the Data Governance Manager of AAA of Northern California, Nevada, and Utah, reached out to me recently to restate something I’d said last summer at the MIT Information Quality Industry Symposium. He asked me to tell him again what I’d said about data governance not being about governing data at all.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve slept a whole lotta times since last July. That’s a whole lotta forgetting. But his comment struck a bell – it sounded like something I’d say, but it also sounded like only part of the equation.