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Make Data Work
March 5–6, 2018: Training
March 6–8, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Progressive data governance for emerging technologies

Anne Buff (SAS)
11:00am11:40am Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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(4.50, 2 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Data governance and security professionals

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A working knowledge of data governance and stewardship

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to provide data governance for the IoT, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to enable innovation while protecting business data assets


Emerging tech is outpacing data governance at a rapid clip. Specifically, the pace of growth and development of emerging technologies in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), and machine learning (ML) drastically exceeds the current speed and willingness of businesses to change their governance models to manage and protect their data and information assets. Unfortunately, the greater the delta becomes between the advancements in technology and the changes in governance, the greater the risks to the business.

Anne Buff explores the governance challenges these emerging technologies present for security, privacy, regulation, and compliance and explains what actions you need to take now to protect your business as you look to take advantage of the opportunities and possibilities in the connected world. You’ll learn ways to help facilitate the shift from a traditional to a progressive data governance program that can keep pace with rapidly advancing technologies.

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Anne Buff


Anne Buff is a business solutions manager and thought leader for SAS Best Practices, a thought leadership organization within the SAS institute, where she leverages her training and consulting experience and her data savviness to lead best practices workshops and facilitate intrateam dialogues to help companies realize their full data and analytics potential. As a speaker and author, Anne specializes in analytic strategy and culture, governance, change management, and fostering data-driven organizations. She has been a specialist in the world of data and analytics for almost 20 years and has developed courseware for a wide range of technical concepts and software, including SAS Data Management.