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Monday, October 21, 2013

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Track: Data Governance Track View Track

TRACK KEYNOTE: MANAGING DATA QUALITY INITIATIVES—AN ESSENTIAL BUILDING BLOCK FOR MDM

David Williamson, Senior Partner, BACKOFFICE ASSOCIATES

In this presentation, learn how a global CPG firm achieved Six Sigma in North American data quality through their best in class data governance program. This keynote will discuss the challenges the organization faced when assigned the task of ‘cleaning up the data’ for all consumer companies in North America. The company implemented BackOffice Associates’ data governance solutions and can now gather and stage finished goods, components and all other materials data. The speaker will touch on all aspects of a robust governance program (people, process and technology) focusing on organizational changes and change management aspects. In addition, this session will touch on technology aspects of implementing a governance program and the roadmap towards achieving Six Sigma in data quality. Find out how this Fortune 500 firm has gained higher transparency and access to each stage of the workflow allowing greater knowledge and control across operations and discuss the new trends in master data governance. Topics include:

  • Leveraging a data governance strategy to reduce the possibility of business process interruptions due to omissions, duplication, consistency and content errors, or a lack of data standards
  • Determining if there is a logical business process for master data governance and how to apply it
  • Overcoming the complexities of building an effective data governance organization

 

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