Securing Executive Support for Data Governance

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Time: 5.45pm for 6.30 - 8.00pm finish

Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, 22 Portman Square, London, W1H 7BG


John Morton, Business and Technology Advisor


For many of us the principal of “Data as a valued asset” is the norm.

When you value something your instincts take over. You have primordial need to protect, to care for and cherish what you love. When you don't have such values you make rules and impose controls so that all may benefit. Governance at its core is cold and unfeeling, legislation, often with no tangible bite. To many board members, the rhetoric is the same, lacks impact and relevance.

So how do you motivate people to do the right thing? Create board level data advocates, engage staff and empower employees. John draws from his experience of data and technology transformation in Government, Energy, Telecomms and financial services on embedding data as valued, and as an asset with equity.

Things you will find useful from this session:

  • New thinking metrics and models for a data driven organisation.
  • Driving a risk-based based approach, anchoring information governance in the corporate governance framework
  • Aligning business practice through assurance, relevance and data quality
  • Loving raw data and understanding why
  • Methods for making data transformations and realising the need for governance, stakeholder engagement and the focus on partners that capture data

As ex regional CTO for SAS John highlights the analytic value of data and the additional challenge of getting data right for insight.

NB: This presentation is hosted by IRM UK who are running their Annual Co-Located Conferences Data Governance Europe 2017 & MDM Summit Europe 2017