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September 11, 2018: Training & Tutorials
September 12–13, 2018: Keynotes & Sessions
New York, NY

Data governance: A big job that's getting bigger

Andrew Brust (Blue Badge Insights | ZDNet)
1:15pm–1:55pm Wednesday, 09/12/2018
Data engineering and architecture
Location: 1E 09 Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Data preparation, governance and privacy
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Who is this presentation for?

  • CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, DPOs, and data engineers

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Familiarity with basic data management concepts, database schema design, master data management, and data lineage (useful but not required)

What you'll learn

  • Understand what data governance encompasses today and new lobes of functionality it will take on in the near future
  • Explore key players in the space


Time was, data governance meant a few well-known things: security, master data management, and lineage, all geared toward so-called data stewards. Today, you’ll need to add business glossaries and data catalogs geared to all users, in support of self-service. But even that doesn’t capture the full range of data governance in today’s more complex data world. The EU’s GDPR, the need to query data warehouse and data lake together, and the fact that many data relationships and flows are not codified in schema metadata means that fundamental data discovery is part of data governance too.

Andrew Brust tracks data governance’s past and present and offers a glimpse of the future. Join Andrew to learn more about the trends driving new data governance product requirements and the companies that are rising to meet them.

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Andrew Brust

Blue Badge Insights | ZDNet

Andrew Brust is founder and CEO of Blue Badge Insights, a blogger for ZDNet Big Data, and is a data and analytics-focused analyst for GigaOm. He’s the coauthor of Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012, a Microsoft tech influencer, and advises data and analytics ISVs on winning in the market, solution providers on their service offerings, and customers on their analytics strategy. Andrew is an entrepreneur, a consulting veteran, a former research director, and a current Microsoft Data Platform MVP.