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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM


CASE STUDY: Building a Business-Driven Enterprise Data Governance Program


Maria C. Villar


Session Description

SAP is a large, fast growing, global company.  With more than 100,000 customers,  2,400 certified  business partners, more than 53,000 employees,  and two large acquisitions in the last five years, customer and product master data management and data quality are critical to our success.  At SAP, enterprise data governance is a key business priority, driven by the business, aligned to our business strategy and enabled by enterprise information technology.  But this was not always the case.  Currently, we have a very successful Enterprise Data Management organization reporting into the Line-of-business  COO function,  a key factor to our success.  We also have business data  leaders driving strategic data initiatives across other business units  yet  coordinated through a ONE-SAP data strategy.  In this session, we will take you through our journey and highlight our best practices by discussing:

  • Creating a compelling business case for enterprise data governance
  • Organizing for enterprise data governance – from one project to many
  • Achieving and maintaining business commitment and buy-in


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