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Monday, July 15, 2019 8 CPEs

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Chair Opening Remarks
Shawna Flanders, Director of Instructional Technology and Innovations and Senior Trainer, MISTI

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Guiding Principles for Sustainable Data Governance
Michael Atkin, Managing Director, EDM Council
Data management starts and ends with governance. Governance is built upon a foundation of collaboration based on sustainable data policy and implemented as an organizational mandate. Without an effective data governance process, it is impossible to achieve data accuracy, comparability and consistency across the organization. This session will put the concept of data governance into context, set out the guiding principles for sustainable data governance in financial services and define the key roles and responsibilities associated with data management in federated environments. We will look at the key to defining and implementing effective data policies and focus on the requirements for managing a standards-based infrastructure needed to ensure data quality.

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
A Data Governance Journey to Maturity
Theresa Peachey, Information Standards, Governance & Quality Manager, American Family Insurance
In 2013, American Family embarked on a formal Enterprise Data Management initiative. While there have been multiple renditions of the organizational structure, the maturity of Data Management continues to evolve and strong partnerships flourish with the business and technical stakeholders.

  • Keys roles and functions to support a mature data management program
  • How to move beyond the basics of data management
  • Pain points along the journey and how we overcame them

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Data Democracy or Data Dictatorship: Which Works Best For Your Company
Ralph Villanueva, IT Security and Compliance Analyst, Diamond Resorts
Formulating and enforcing comprehensive yet cost-effective data governance is a Herculean task at best and a career-killer at worst. The challenges range from educating company team members and securing buy-in from key management and business stakeholders to incorporating sensible data governance policies and repeatable practices into the cultural fabric of the organization. Because of the complexity and the resources needed to make it happen, some companies resort to draconian measures, and even dictatorial means to enforce it. But does it really work? This presentation covers these challenges, the types of approaches and the opportunities to achieve effective data governance compliance.

  • An overview of the data governance process, from inception to implementation
  • Challenges in formulating, enforcing and monitoring data governance
  • Democratic and dictatorial aspects of approaching data governance and when to use them
  • Finding opportunities for effective data governance implementation
  • Formulating the appropriate mix of democratic and dictatorial approaches to enforcing and monitoring data governance

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Incorporating the DFARS requirements and NIST in Your Data Governance Strategy
Richard Fowler, Senior Audit Specialist, Huntington Ingalls Industries
Jeff Pye, IT Audit Lead, Huntington Ingalls Industries
Defense contractors have a number of regulations to comply with that impact operations and that need to include the IT organization, data security and data governance. Hear how Huntington Ingalls Industries is incorporating the DFARS requirements (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement) and NIST into their data governance strategy.

  • Learn what their requirements are
  • How to structure data appropriately
  • Meeting the current standards and planning for the future

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Session to be announced

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
This interactive panel discussion will explore how various enterprises and agencies are addressing data governance and how audit is getting involved and assessing data governance. The opinions presented will help highlight the challenges at hand, plus the options available to help solve them, while bringing valuable lessons learned to the forefront.


  • May 5: Early Bird Pricing Deadline
  • July 10: Standard Pricing Deadline
  • July 15: Data Governance Summit & W1
  • July 16-18: Main Conference Program
  • July 18: Half-Day Workshops
  • July 19: Full-Day Workshops