Issues Forum: The Future of Governance: Lessons from the Financial Meltdown
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  David Schlesinger   David Schlesinger
Data Security Architect
Metadata Security LLC
  April Reeve   April Reeve
Reeve Consulting LLC
  John Ladley   John Ladley
First San Francisco Partners
  David Plotkin   David N Plotkin
Data Governance Manager
Wells Fargo


Tuesday, April 7, 2009
01:45 PM - 02:45 PM

Level:  Business

Location:  18

It hardly needs to be stated that recent events have made very obvious the need for new and better governance models. And while we're not going to solve the broader problems of the world during this discussion, we can at least take a closer look at the "data" part of the problem, and how the practice of data governance will change shape in light of the financial meltdown. Of particular note are issues of: - Transparency and financial disclosure - New regulations and federal oversight of data quality - Impacts on BI and financial reporting principals - Data auditors and risk management implications - Data control issues - Risks to your organization resulting from closer regulatory scrutiny of your data - Concerns about automated reporting - How to protect yourself and your organization via your data governance policies and practices

David Schlesinger offers several decades of fortune-500 experience in information technology and data security management. He is CISSP certified in cyber-security. David was for many years a corporate Data Policy Architect and designed a metadata-driven Enterprise Access Security Automation process that is used today by an global company. He is on the Board of the Phoenix ISSA, a security professional association; and a member of DAMA. He also serves on the academic advisory boards of several local colleges in the Phoenix area for their Information Security curricula.

April Reeve has spent the last 25 years working as an enterprise architect and program manager. Now she is incorporating her enterprise data management knowledge in new Big Data and Advanced Analytics implementations.

April is an expert in multiple Data disciplines including Data Integration, Big Data, Data Conversion, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Master Data Management, and Data Governance.

John Ladley is a Business Technology Thought Leader with 30 years experience in planning, project management, improving IT organizations and successful implementation of information systems. John Ladley is a recognized authority in the use and implementation of business intelligence and Enterprise Information Management. He is author of “Making EIM Work for Business – A Guide to Managing Information as an Asset” and “Data Governance: How to Deploy and Sustain a Data Governance Program.” He frequently writes and speaks on a variety of technology and enterprise information management topics. His Information Management experience is balanced between strategic technology planning, project management and practical application of technology to business problems.

David Plotkin is the Global Head of Data Stewardship for a large insurance company, working in Enterprise Data Solutions. He is responsible for rolling out data stewardship as part of an overall Data Governance and Data Management effort. This includes creating a stewardship strategy, training, and leading the stewardship community, as well as specifying the requirements for the data stewardship tool suite (Collibra and IBM). He has previously been a consultant for EMC, working on data quality, data governance and master data management engagements at client companies. He has also previously managed Data Governance at an insurance company and managed data quality at two large banks. He has been working with data governance, data modeling, metadata and data quality for over 25 years. He is a popular speaker at DAMA chapters and conferences, and serves as a subject matter expert on many topics around metadata, data governance, and data quality.

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