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Map & Measure Your Data Management Journey with the Data Excellence Program

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Thu, Apr 18, 2024
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A major, cross-industry gap constraining the data management function is a lack of formal recognition of data management capability at the organizational level. Without this recognition, data management typically faces significant challenges to secure funding as an ongoing program and to elevate and acknowledge the importance of data management as a core function in an organization.

Join this EDMWebinar to learn more about the EDM Council’s new Data Excellence Program – the first of its kind – for mapping your organization’s journey to measuring, achieving and sustaining data excellence and earning formal recognition.

You will learn more about the program’s key elements and benefits including:

  • Data Management Program – Establish data management as an ongoing program, rather than a singular or one-off project, with journey mapping and goal-setting for continuous, organization-wide improvement
  • Funding Support – Establish measurements and compare to peer benchmarks to assist with funding justification
  • Business Value – Strategically align your data program to your organization’s business goals
  • Trusted Data – Assure data quality, security, governance, compliance, and ethical use of data
  • Global Recognition – Earn formal industry recognition for your organization’s ongoing commitment to data excellence

Meet some of the Founders of the Data Excellence Program who will discuss why they support the program and delve into the current and future value they expect to deliver to their own organizations!

Speakers

Ben Clinch
Principal Enterprise Architect - Information Architecture and Data Governance, BT
Paul Bell
Global Head of Data Trust & Integrity, Entain
Scott Beange
Head of Data Management, Projective Group
Marilena Stavrides
Principal, Acquis Cortico-X
Kyle Morton
Senior Advisor, EDM Council
Moderator: John Bottega
President, EDM Council

Post-event summary

The webinar titled “Map & Measure Your Data Management Journey with the Data Excellence Program,” hosted by the EDM Council, featured a dynamic and insightful discussion among industry experts:

  • Ben Clinch, Principal Enterprise Architect – Information Architecture and Data Governance, BT
  • Paul Bell, Global Head of Data Trust & Integrity, Entain
  • Scott Beange, Head of Data Management, Projective Group
  • Marilena Stavrides, Principal, Acquis Cortico-X
  • Kyle Morton Senior Advisor, EDM Council
  • Moderator: John Bottega, President, EDM Council

In this webinar hosted by the EDM Council, our panel of data management professionals convened to discuss the benefits of structured data management programs, particularly through the lens of the EDM Council’s Data Excellence Program. The program aims to enhance organizational capabilities in data management by promoting a standardized framework for achieving and sustaining excellence. The panelists are also from just a few of the firms who collaborated on founding the program, both as participating firms (BT, Entain) and as Certified Partners (Acquis Cortico-X and Projective Group).

John Bottega, President of the EDM Council, initiated the discussion by introducing the primary focus of the Data Excellence Program—facilitating organizations in mapping and measuring their data management journeys towards excellence. The session highlighted the integration of ethical data management practices and the adaptation of the DCAM framework across various industries, underscoring its universal applicability and foundational importance in driving data-related strategic initiatives. Kyle Morton, Strategic Advisor at EDM Council, highlighted the key challenges that the program aims to address, including:

  • Securing funding to sustain multi-year programs
  • Managing and measuring data management as an ongoing program vs. an IT project 
  • Acknowledging sustainable commitments to and achievements in data management excellence at the organizational level

Scott Beange of Projective Group emphasized the critical nature of incorporating data ethics into management practices, particularly with the rise of generative AI technologies. He highlighted the importance of the Data Excellence Program in helping organizations not only to adhere to ethical standards but also to achieve their broader business objectives. Beange noted, “It demonstrates your ongoing commitment to data management…and focus on continuous improvement in your data management.”

Participants discussed the challenge of aligning data management strategies with business processes and the need for data professionals to communicate effectively using business-oriented language. This approach fosters better integration and recognition of data management’s value within organizational strategies.

The webinar conveyed that the Data Excellence Program serves as a strategic opportunity, helping organizations navigate the complexities of modern data governance and utilization. The dialogue reinforced the belief that structured data management is a journey of continuous improvement within any organization, benefiting from a community-driven approach where data professionals share best practices to solve common challenges across industries.

  • “Can you translate the value that your data brings to the organization? If no, this is the foundation you need to be able to say, I am doing this for the business, and it has translated into this much dollars and no story for me. That’s it.” – Marilena Stavrides, Acquis Cortico-X
  • “I will continue to push the literacy and language application of this framework. It’s a huge bonus. It’s a huge advantage; not just for your stakeholders, but for all of your data professionals within the teams as well.” – Paul Bell, Entain Group
  • “…It demonstrates your ongoing commitment to data management. For all the reasons we talked about before. You know the trust and data that we’ve mentioned a few times, market recognition. Not a bad thing that you can show to your customers. That you have made that commitment, and, you know, focus on continuous improvement in your data management. So, all great reasons, and I just say, you know, just do it. Dive in.” – Scott Beange, Projective Group
  • “…Data management is a journey…The Data Excellence Program reflects that commitment to that journey and continuous improvement and the community, and that we’re part of that shared best practice, and that we all learn from each other and contribute to. Soit’s incredibly valuable from that perspective.” – Ben Clinch, BT Group

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