A practical guide for today's chief data officers to define and manage data governance programs
The relatively new role of chief data officer (CDO) has been created to address the issue of managing a company's data as a strategic asset, but the problem is that there is no universally accepted "playbook" for this role. Magnifying the challenge is the rapidly increasing volume and complexity of data, as well as regulatory compliance as it relates to data. In this book, Sunil Soares provides a practical guide for today's chief data officers to manage data as an asset while delivering the trusted data required to power business initiatives, from the tactical to the transformative. The guide describes the relationship between the CDO and the data governance team, whose task is the formulation of policy to optimize, secure, and leverage information as an enterprise asset by aligning the objectives of multiple functions. Soares provides unique insight into the role of the CDO and presents a blueprint for implementing data governance successfully within the context of the position. With practical advice CDOs need, this book helps establish new data governance practices or mature existing practices.
Sunil Soares is the founder and managing partner of Information Asset, a consulting firm that specializes in data governance, and is a former director of information governance at IBM. He is the author of Big Data Governance; Data Governance Tools: Evaluation Criteria, Big Data Governance, and Alignment with Enterprise Data Management; The IBM Data Governance Unified Process; IBM InfoSphere: A Platform for Big Data Governance and Process Data Governance; and Selling Information Governance to the Business. He lives in Harrington Park, New Jersey.