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Organizations and Accountabilities

How to build your governance effort.

This section describes how to assign data ownership, responsibility, roles and responsibilities, as well as working with data stewards, choosing and working with governance models, defining your organizational structures and establishing a Data Governance Office.

– Assigning Data Ownership
– Working With Data Stewards
– Working With Governance Models
– Defining Organizational Structures
– Establishing a Data Governance Office
– Setting Roles and Responsibilities



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About Gwen Thomas

Currently the Corporate Data Advocate at the World Bank Group's private sector arm (IFC, The International Finance Corporation), Gwen Thomas is the Founder of The Data Governance Institute and primary author of the DGI Data Governance Framework. Gwen has personally helped build Data Governance programs at the Federal Reserve System, Sallie Mae, Disney World, NDCHealth/Wolters Kluwer, American Express, Washington Mutual Bank (WaMu), Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Wachovia Bank, Coors, and others. Gwen frequently presents at industry events and contributes to IT and business publications. She is the author of the book Alpha Males and Data Disasters: The Case for Data Governance.