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5th Annual Data Governance Conference, Europe
The 5th Annual Data Governance Conference, Europe was held 23-25 April, 2012
at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London, UK. The conference is produced by IRM UK
and was co-located with the 7th annual Master Data Management Summit 2012.
It focused on all aspects of data governance from beginning a data governance function,
improving and sustaining your data governance program to achieving data governance
maturity. This annual event has Europe’s only co-located conferences
on Data Governance and MDM and is neither analyst led nor vendor led, with over 60
world renowned independent speakers and
major users of MDM and Data Governance.

The Data Governance Winter Conference: Practical Approaches and Success Stories
was held on November 16-18, 2011 at the Westin Beach Hotel and Spa, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Keynotes were by DGI President Gwen Thomas, Bob Seiner of TDAN, and Peter Aiken of VCU. 8 tutorials and workshops led by the experts, plus case studies and sessions from practitioners from the following organizations: MetLife, Bank of America, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, SUPERVALU, Sallie Mae, LDS Church, and Kaiser Permanente.

Data Governance Winter Conference The Data Governance Conference Europe 2011 was co-located with the Master Data Management Summit Europe 2011 and was held 21 - 23 March 2011 at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London, UK.


Data Governance Winter Conference The Data Governance Winter Conference,
December 8-10, 2010, in Orlando, Florida, focused on the "how-tos" from starting a data governance and stewardship program to attaining data governance maturity. It included in-depth tutorials, workshops and case studies.


Digital Information Management Summit 2010 The Digital Information Management Summit 2010,
will be held November 9-10, 2010, Dockside Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia. This summit brings together key stakeholders that are driving the design, delivery and management of 21st century digital information management. DGI President Gwen Thomas will deliver a keynote.


The Data Management, Information Quality & DW/BI Conferences Europe 2010, are three co-located conferences on Data Management, Information Quality and Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence. This event was held November 3-4, 2010, at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London, UK. Produced by IRM UK, DAMA International, and Information Impact International, and was hosted by DAMA United Kingdom. (DGI was there in spirit.)


International Association for Information and Data Quality 
(IAIDQ) "Tell Me Where it Hurts: Using Medical Metaphors to Highlight Data Quality and Governance Contributions" - a webinar recorded Sept. 8, 2010 from IAIDQ (the International Association for Information and Data Quality). DGI President Gwen Thomas shared the lessons she learned on the day she slipped on ice, got a concussion, and began wondering what DQ workers could learn from medical staff. The recording and slides are available for review.


The MIT Information Quality Industry Symposium The 4th MIT IQ Industry Symposium
sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on July 14-16, 2010 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Data Governance Institute President Gwen Thomas was a featured speaker. Keynotes were given by Mr. Michael Krieger, Deputy CIO, Office of the Army CIO/G6 ("Data – A Force Multiplier for Effective Decision Making") and John Bottega, Vice President and Chief Data Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of New York ("Information Quality and the Financial Crisis").


Data Governance Annual Conference - ad on DGI The Data Governance Annual Conference from DebTech International and Wilshire Conference, and co-located with the IDQ Conference 2010 on Information and Data Quality, was held June 7-10, 2010 in San Diego, California, USA. Data Governance Institute President Gwen Thomas was a featured speaker.


Data Governance Conference 2010 logo on the Data Governance Institute website Data Governance Conference 2010, co-located with the Master Data Management Summit Europe 2010
April 19-21, 2010, London, UK. DGI president Gwen Thomas presented a keynote: "Formulas for Mapping Data Governance Efforts to Business Value"


Enterprise Data World Enterprise Data World
March 14-18, 2010, San Francisco, California, USA. DGI president Gwen Thomas presented an advanced seminar: "A Fill-in-the-Blanks Business-Friendly Data Strategy"


IRMUK DM&IQ (Data Management & Information Quality Conference Europe 2009)
Nov. 2-5, 2009, in London, England. Combining the IQ 2009 Conference (focusing on Information Quality), the DAMA International Conference Europe 2009 (focusing on Data Management and DW/BI), and the Meta Data Europe Conference 2009.


DAMA New Jersey Data Governance and MDM in the Real World: DAMA Day 2009
October 19, 2009, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Clark, New Jersey.
Sponsored by DAMA New Jersey, a chapter of the Data Management Association International.
This all-day event featured Gwen Thomas of the Data Governance Institute (speaking on Structuring Your Data Governance Program to Align With Your Organization's Unique Needs ), Malcolm Chisholm of askget.com (speaking on Governance for Master Data Management), and Michele Koch presenting the Sallie Mae case study (session title: How to Implement a Successful Data Governance Program).


Data Quality event CBI's Life Sciences Forum on Customer Data Quality and Integrity, October 15-16, 2009, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Faculty from Genentech, The Data Governance Institute, Pfizer, Alliance Life Sciences, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Abbott Labs, Genzyme, and others.


DataFlux IDEAS 2009 - speaker Gwen Thomas of the Data Governance Institute IDEAS 2009 (DataFlux IDEAS 2009
October 5-7, 2009, in Amelia Island, FL. USA.
DGI President Gwen Thomas was among the speakers at this user conference.


Virtual Event Data Governance Tools: a Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange on September 24, 2009, 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM (GMT - 5, New York time)

Virtual Event Politically Sensitive Approaches to Issue Resolution: a Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange on September 17, 2009, 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM (GMT - 5, New York time)

Virtual Event How the data.gov Website can help Data Governance Programs: a Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange on September 10, 2009, 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM (GMT - 5, New York time)

Virtual Event Working With Jerks: a Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange on September 3, 2009, 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM (GMT - 5, New York time)

Virtual Event Data Governance and Data Quality in the Healthcare Sector: a Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange on August 27, 2009, 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM (GMT - 5, New York time)

Virtual Event Five Simple Things Metadata Managers Can Do To Help With the Financial Recovery : a Webinar jointly presented by the Meta-data Professional Organization and MDM-DQ University on August 25, 2009, 2PM EDT.

Virtual Event Aligning Data Governance and Data Architecture: A Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange on August 20, 2009

The MIT Information Quality Industry Symposium The 3rd MIT IQ Industry Symposium
sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on July 15-17, 2009 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Data Governance Institute President Gwen Thomas was a featured speaker.


San Francisco Data Governance Conference The Data Governance Annual Conference
Produced by DebTech International and Wilshire Conferences.
June 1-4, 2009 in San Diego, California USA.
Data Governance has emerged as a new discipline in response to both regulatory requirements as well as business necessity.
The 2009 Data Governance Annual Conference focused on all aspects of data governance from starting a data governance program to attaining data governance maturity. DGI President Gwen Thomas presented two tutorials: "Data Governance 101" and "10 Options for Structuring Your Data Governance Program"

Virtual Event What Do Your Data Stewards Do? a Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange
Thursday, May 7, 2009.

Virtual Event Data Governance When IT Has Informal (or Non-Existent) Processes: a Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange
Thursday, Apr 23, 2009.

Virtual Event Values Statements for Executive Support: A Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange
Thursday, Apr 16, 2009.

Enterprise Data World Enterprise Data World
(Formerly DAMA + WILSHIRE Conference)
April 5-9 2009 , Tampa, Fl.
DGI president Gwen Thomas and DGI media director Reese Thomas made an unusual conference presentation: 'Data Management, the Musical.'

Virtual Event Metrics for Data Quality, Stewardship, and Governance: a Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange
Thursday, Apr 2, 2009.

Virtual Event Data Quality Approaches: a Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange
Thursday, Mar 26, 2009.

Virtual Event Incorporating a Governance Approach into your Methodology: a Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange
Friday, Mar 20, 2009.

Virtual Event Data Governance Communications: a Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange
Thursday, Mar 12, 2009.

Virtual Event Data Governance & Stewardship Roles, Responsibilities, and Org Structures: a Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange
Thursday, Mar 5, 2009.

Virtual Event Baking Data Governance into Processes: a Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange
Thursday, Feb 26, 2009.

Virtual Event Data Stewardship on a Zero Budget - with Michael Meier: a Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange
Thursday, Feb 19, 2009.)

Virtual Event Data Governance In an SAP Environment: a Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange
Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009.

Data Governance Europe Data Governance Conference
Europe 2009

2-5 February 2009, London
DGI president Gwen Thomas presented a Keynote:
"Overcoming Five Common Data Governance Roadblocks."

Data Governance: How to Triumph Over Bad Data
Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009. Virtual Event Gwen Thomas and Cliff Longman, CTO of Kalido, presented an insightful live Web seminar reviewing the growing issue of "bad data" within organizations, hosted by Computerworld.

Virtual Event How to Sell Data Governance to Executive Management: a Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange
Thursday, Jan 22, 2009.

Virtual Event Ethics And Data Governance: a Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange with Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.
Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009.

Virtual Event Program Goals & How to Address Unfunded Data Needs: a Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange
Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009.

Virtual Event Data Governance and Data Change Management - A Report from the Community: a Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange
Thursday, Nov 20, 2008.

Virtual Event Politics, Persuasion, and Data Governance: a Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange
Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008.

Virtual Event Data Governance and Change Management: a Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange
Thursday, Nov 13, 2008.

Virtual Event Data Governance Principles - A Report from the Community: a Data Governance & Stewardship Community of Practice Knowledge Exchange
Thursday, Nov 11, 2008.

IRMUK DM&IQ (Data Management & Information Quality Conference Europe 2008)
Nov. 3-6, 2008, in London, England. Combining the IQ 2008 Conference (focusing on Information Quality), the DAMA International Conference Europe 2008 (focusing on Data Management and DW/BI), and the Meta Data Europe Conference 2008. Held in London, England, November the 3rd through the 6th, 2008. Gwen Thomas presented two sessions: "Five Things Your Leaders Must Know About You and Your Programs" and "Ubiquitous Data Governance."


The Minnesota Chapter of the Data Management Association (DAMA) DAMA-MN Workshop 
October 15, 2008, in Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA.
The Minnesota Chapter of the Data Management
Association (DAMA-MN) has invited DGI President Gwen Thomas to present a half-day workshop: "A step by step approach to Data Governance and aligning it within your organization."

DataFlux IDEAS 2008 - speaker Gwen Thomas of the Data Governance Institute IDEAS 2009 (DataFlux IDEAS 2008
October, 2008, in Las Vegas, USA.
DGI President Gwen Thomas was among the speakers at this user conference.


Pan-European Master Data Management Conference Pan-European Master Data Management Conference
Sept 18-19, 2008 in Berlin, Germany. A business-to-business case study driven pan-European event, chaired by DGI president Gwen Thomas. Participants shared strategies, case studies, and tools and techniques used to improve and measure data quality.


Virtual Event The 12 Dimensions of Data Quality by Danette McGilvray
Meet the Expert - Telegathering Tues. Jul 22, 2008
Data quality dimensions provide a way to measure and manage the quality of data and information. Join us to learn about the dimensions and how they can support your data governance efforts.


The MIT Information Quality Industry Symposium The 2nd MIT IQ Industry Symposium
sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on July 16-17, 2008 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Data Governance Institute President Gwen Thomas will be presenting a session on "Data Governance With a Focus on Information Quality."


Toronto EIM Conference The Enterprise Information Conference,
Wilshire Conferences and DAMA International.
June 18-20, 2008 in Toronto, Canada.
Data Governance Institute President Gwen Thomas presented a tutorial: "Expanding Data Governance Into EIM Governance" and participated on a panel discussion (with moderator Karen Lopez of InfoAdvisors, Jonathan Ward of Business Resilience Incorporated, and Ron Klein of BMO Financial Group) called "Addressing Globalization and Localization Issues in Enterprise Data."


Virtual Event eBizQ Roundtable Discussion: MDM's Role as a Critical Enabler for SOAWednesday, July 16, 2008,12:00 pm EST
Today's organizations need on-time information that's easily accessible. This is especially true as companies implement distributed SOA architectures. This roundtable discussion identified best practices for using MDM to maximize the value of enterprise information. It featured leading industry analysts Gwen Thomas, Founder and President of The Data Governance Institute, David Stodder, VP & Research Director, Ventana Research, and Aaron Zornes, Chief Research Officer of the MDM Institute.


San Francisco Data Governance Conference The Data Governance Conference,
DebTech International and Wilshire Conferences.
June 2-5, 2008 in San Francisco, California USA.
Data Governance Institute President Gwen Thomas presented a workshop on Data Governance Communications and co-presented (with Mike Meier) a case study plus commentary for Olmstead Medical Center.


Data Management Conference March 2008 The DAMA International Symposium &
WILSHIRE Meta-Data Conference

Sponsored by Wilshire Conferences and DAMA International.
March 16-20, 2008 in San Diego, California USA.
Data Governance Institute President Gwen Thomas presented a session on Data Governance Agreements and delivering a workshop, with Len Silverston of Universal Data Models, on Integrating Data Governance and Data Modeling into Your SDLC.


Gwen Thomas of The Data Governance Institute at The Data Governance Conference Europe Feb 2008 The Data Governance Conference Europe
IRMUK, DebTech, and Wilshire Conferences
The industry's first European conference devoted to Data Governance and Stewardship, held Feb. 4 -6, 2008 in London, England. Data Governance Institute President Gwen Thomas introduced a framework for aligning Data Governance, Compliance, and Privacy and also presented a session on Data Governance Communications.

Presenting at The December 2007 Data Governance Conference (USA),sponsored by DebTech International and Wilshire Conferences, December 3-6, 2007 in Orlando, Florida USA. Data Governance Institute President Gwen Thomas teamed with Michele Koch of Sallie Mae to present a workshop on Data Governance Communications. more information


Presenting at the The June 2007 Data Governance Conference, sponsored by DebTech International and Wilshire Conferences, June 25-28, 2007, at the Miyako Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Data Governance Institute President Gwen Thomas teamed with two clients to present a combination of theory, practice, and success stories. She and Pamela Hulse, of Wolters Kluwer Health, presented a half-day workshop on "Demonstrating the Value of Data Governance Using a Formal Framework," and Gwen teamed with Michelle Koch of Sallie Mae to present a "Step-by-Step Governance Communications Plan."


Presenting at the 2nd Annual Enterprise Data Management Summit sponsored by Institutional Investor Events, New York City, May 31, 2007. Data Governance Institute President Gwen Thomas addressed the summit on the topic of "How To Best Govern and Secure Your Sensitive Data." more information


Presenting at the DAMA Carolinas Chapter, Raleigh, NC April 20. Data Governance Institute President Gwen Thomas presented an all-day workshop on Choosing the Data Governance Approach That’s Best for You. more information


Presenting at the Wilshire Meta-Data Conference & DAMA International Symposium 2007 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA March 4-9. Data Governance Institute President Gwen Thomas presented a workshop on Implementing a Help Desk for Data, and a session on Using Metadata to Support Compliance and Accountability Efforts. more information


Presenting at the industry's first ever Data Governance Conference: Practical Approaches and Success Stories at the Royal Plaza Hotel, Orlando, Florida USA. Dec. 4-6, 2006. Data Governance Institute President Gwen Thomas presented a keynote address. more information


Presenting at a meeting of the DAMA New Jersey chapter in Florham Park, NJ USA. November 10, 2006. Gwen Thomas, President of The Data Governance Institute, spoke on Introducing Data Governance Good Practices, sharing ways to convert informal practices into recognizable governance steps and how to painlessly layer them into your existing processes, proactive, reactive, and ongoing data governance processes so you can start making a difference now. more information


Presenting at What is Good Governance and How Can It Help Protect Customer Data? in Baltimore, MD USA. November 8, 2006. An Executive Event sponsored by Ziff Davis Media and Symantec, this summit was designed specifically to provide insights, guidance and tools to enable you and your organization to establish a stronger and more sustainable IT governance posture. Data Governance Institute President Gwen Thomas spoke about the state of Data and IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance. more information


Presenting at IAIDQ 2006 in San Francisco, CA USA. October 16-19, 2006. At this event presented by The International Association for Information and Data Quality (IAIDQ) and by Wilshire Conferences, Data Governance Institute President Gwen Thomas gave a workshop on "Using the Power of Data Governance to Improve Data Quality: Making Rules, Rules of Engagement, and Decisions That Stick." more information


Presenting at The Institutional Investor's 3rd Annual Technology & Operations for Asset Managers Forum at The Westin New York at Times Square, New York City. September 27-28, 2006, Data Governance Institute President Gwen Thomas spoke about Risk and Data Governance at the pre-conference workshop on the 27th. more information


Presenting at The Institutional Investor's Enterprise Data Management Forum at the Union League Club in New York City - May, 2006 (Gwen Thomas on "Uncovering the Root Cause of Data Disasters: Trusting Your Instincts to Ensure Data Compliance"). info


Presenting at the Wilshire Meta-Data / DAMA Conference - April 2006 (Gwen Thomas on "Management is Not Enough: A Consolidated, Enterprise-Level Data Governance Framework"). info


Presenting at the Lockheed Martin Information Technology Trends Conference (ITTC) - February 2006 (Gwen Thomas).


Developing a Data Governance Program to support BASEL II compliance for Wachovia Banks - Fall - Winter 2005 (Gwen Thomas and others, working with IBM).


Developing a Data Governance Program at NDCHealth Information Management - throughout 2005 (Gwen Thomas and others, working with CIBER).


Sarbanes-Oxley: A Data Perspective - Presentations to the Data Management Association in Orlando, Des Moines, Minneapolis, Phoenix, and St. Louis throughout 2005 (Gwen Thomas).


One-on-one Sarbanes-Oxley educational sessions, various Fortune 500 companies located accross the U.S. (Detroit, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Denver, St. Louis, Atlanta) 2004 - 2005 (Gwen Thomas with others).


Media Representative, Sarbanes-Oxley: A Focus on IT Controls,symposium sponsored by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association® (ISACA®), Dallas, Texas, June 2004 (Gwen Thomas with others).


Lecturer, Outsourcing, Off-shoring, and Sarbanes-Oxley, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, February, 2004 (Gwen Thomas).


Developing a Data Governance Program to support Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for Coors - Spring 2003 (Gwen Thomas and others, working with CIBER).


Presenter, Hidden Streams of Information in Today's Software Projects, presentation with Martha Dember at International Professional Communication Conference: The Shape of Knowledge sponsored by IEEE PCC (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Professional Communication Society), 2003 (Gwen Thomas).


Presenter, Identify the Seven Deadly Wastes in Knowledge-Based Systems, at The Delphi Summit: Building An IT/Business Architecture, 2003 (Gwen Thomas).


Presenter, Integrated Taxonomies: The Connection Between Menus, Navigation, Search Optimization, Personalization, and Data Warehouses, Usability Progression presentation, Society for Technical Communications international conference, May, 2003 (Gwen Thomas).


Developing a Data Governance Program to support data integration efforts for Walt Disney World - 2002-2003 (Gwen Thomas and others, working with CIBER).


Judge, International Online Communication Competition (IOCC), 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 (Gwen Thomas).


Board of Advisors for University of Central Florida’s Technical Writing Program, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 (Gwen Thomas).


Presenter, What Technical Communicators Should Know About Metadata, to Society for Technical Communications international conference, May, 2002 (Gwen Thomas).


Presenter, Information Architecture Topics: What Technical Writers Should Know About Metadata, at Currents conference, May, 2002 (Gwen Thomas).


Presenter, Reducing Risk In Consulting Projects: A Knowledge Management Approach, full-day post-conference workshop at Society for Technical Communications international conference, May, 2001 (Gwen Thomas).
Author, Using Knowledge Management Tools to Reduce Risk in Professional Services, article in The Data Administration Newsletter, www.tdan.com. (Gwen Thomas)


Presenter, Reducing Risk In Consulting Projects: A Knowledge Management Approach at Interchange conference, Boston, October, 2000 (Gwen Thomas).


Provided end quote for Eight Things That Training and Performance Improvement Professionals Must Know about Knowledge Management by Saul Carliner, Ph.D., Bill Communications (Gwen Thomas).


Presenter, Structuring a Knowledge Management Program, half-day pre-conference workshop at the Interchange conference, Boston, 11/99 (Gwen Thomas).


Presenter, Knowledge Management for Technical Communicators, at the Interchange conference, Boston, 11/99 (Gwen Thomas).


Presenter, The Role of Communicators in Knowledge Management Programs at the Hot Trends conference, Phoenix, 11/99 (Gwen Thomas).


Presenter, Understanding Knowledge Management at the Portals of Communication conference, Winnipeg, 11/99 (Gwen Thomas).


Presenter, Writing for Documentation Databases as part of the Writing and Editing Trends Panel at the 46th STC Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH, 4/99 (Gwen Thomas).



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