10 Comments on “Building a Data Governance Organization”

  1. Steve Putman 06/30/2008 at 2:01 pm #

    Hey Dan –

    I published my comment on my blog…


    Thanks, Steve

  2. Dan Power 06/30/2008 at 4:21 pm #

    Hi Steve,

    I think your point is 100% right – data governance doesn’t have a lot of sex appeal, but in today’s compliance-heavy environment, it is gradually be recognized as important, and as being worth spending time / money / effort on.

  3. jsantic 07/15/2008 at 11:34 am #


    great post. your perspective is helping with a much needed paradigm shift that will have companies view their data as a strategic asset. In one article, http://towardintelligence.wordpress.com/2008/07/09/data-as-asset-on-your-balance-sheet/ the IBM data council predicts that data will be an asset on the balance sheet. This all goes to show the increasing importance of data governance and quality that seems to be gaining the mind-share of executives.

  4. Dan Power 07/15/2008 at 12:40 pm #


    Thanks for commenting. I think that paradigm shift is underway.

    Part of it is a reaction to the information overload people are struggling with, part is due to the more complex regulatory and compliance environment companies are living in today, and part is due to the opportunity to decrease costs and increase revenue through better data. But it is starting to happen.

  5. Data Governance 03/13/2011 at 11:24 pm #

    Data Governance is a process and structure for formally managing information as a resource and ensures that the appropriate people representing business processes, data and technology are involved in the decision-making.

    • Dan Power 03/13/2011 at 11:51 pm #

      Thanks for the comment, Amitech Solutions!

      I liked your definition but I would have liked it more if you had said “political structure” or “organizational structure”. Thanks for reading the Hub Designs Blog!


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