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Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY

Big data governance

Steven Totman (Cloudera), Mark Donsky (Okera), Kristi Cunningham (Capital One), Ben Harden (CapTech Consulting)
4:35pm–5:15pm Thursday, 10/01/2015
Security & Governance
Location: 3D 04/09 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)

Moderator Steve Totman of Cloudera and panelists Kristi Cunningham, responsible for big data governance at Capital One; Susan Meyer, business lead, fraud management solutions at Mastercard; Ben Harden, managing director for big data at Captech; and Mark Donsky, navigator product manager at Cloudera, will discuss practicalities and realities of big data governance for business and IT.

Attend if you have challenges governing big data or Hadoop and want to learn from real world practitioners.

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Steven Totman


Steven Totman is Cloudera’s big data subject-matter expert, helping companies monetize their big data assets using Cloudera’s Enterprise Data Hub. Steve works with over 180 customers worldwide and helps across verticals in architectures around data management tools, data models, and ethical data usage. Previously, Steve ran strategy for a mainframe-to-Hadoop company and drove product strategy at IBM for DataStage and Information Server after joining with the Ascential acquisition. He architected IBM’s Infosphere product suite and led the design and creation of governance and metadata products like Business Glossary and Metadata Workbench. Steve holds several patents in data integration and governance- and metadata-related designs. Although he is based in NYC, Steve is happiest onsite with customers wherever they may be in the world.

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Mark Donsky


Mark Donsky leads product management at Okera, a software provider that provides discovery, access control, and governance at scale for today’s modern heterogeneous data environments. Previously, Mark led data management and governance solutions at Cloudera. Mark has held product management roles at companies such as Wily Technology, where he managed the flagship application performance management solution, and Silver Spring Networks, where he managed big data analytics solutions that reduced greenhouse gas emissions by millions of dollars annually. He holds a BS with honors in computer science from the University of Western Ontario.

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Kristi Cunningham

Capital One

Kristi Cunningham leads the Enterprise Data Management (EDM) group within the Risk Management organization at Capital One. Her responsibilities include setting policy and standards for effective data quality management across the enterprise, monitoring compliance to standards, building data management competency, and providing effective data management solutions for the organization. A primary responsibility involves being a change leader for the organization in building effective data management practices into everyone’s day-to-day responsibilities and job functions.

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Ben Harden

CapTech Consulting

Ben Harden leads the Big Data Practice at CapTech, and has over 17 years of enterprise software development experience in the areas of data warehousing, metadata management, data governance, business intelligence, and enterprise scale Hadoop data ingestion and refinement. He is a certified IBM Cognos Specialist, Business Objects Report Designer, Certified Scrum Master, Scaled Agilist, and Project Management Professional.