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Building a Successful Data Governance Strategy

December 07, 2018 / Alex Woodie

One of the core elements of data analytics that organizations struggle with today is data governance. An organization could do everything right and still wonder why their analytics projects are failing if they haven’t taken the time to build and implement a governance strategy. Here are some (hopefully) helpful tips from experts for building a data governance framework that lasts. There are many aspects to getting data governance right, including having the right people in place. Large enterprises are increasingly hiring chief data officers (CDOs) to oversee data governance, particularly when regulations like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are involved. While the CDO title is rarer at smaller firms, there are still people with the same responsibility as a CDO – and at the top of the list it’s making sure the data is governed.