W2: A Practical Approach to Implementing a Global Data Management Program
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  Janet Lichtenberger   Janet Lichtenberger
Director, Global Data Governance
Walgreens Boots Alliance
  Michael Jennings   Michael F Jennings
Senior Director, Global Data Architecture
Walgreens Boots Alliance


Sunday, April 17, 2016
02:30 PM - 05:45 PM

Level:  Intermediate

Many organizations have established data governance and data management programs. But what happens when an organization merges, and through the merger becomes global?

This tutorial will address how to bring together many data management and data governance programs, and how to make them work at a global level. Program structure, cultural and organizational alignment, policies and standards, global architectural patterns and synergies will be discussed. The tutorial will cover real world issues, challenges and obstacles that merging global programs face - and how to avoid or mitigate them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Getting started, leveraging existing divisional data management programs
  • Program structure - options for structuring global and divisional (or local) teams
  • Cultural and Organizational alignment and engagement
  • Global or Local? Data policies, standards, and processes
  • Standardizing global master and reference data
  • Global architectural patterns
  • Global data synergies
  • Challenges for global programs, and how to manage these

Janet Lichtenberger is a data management professional with over 20 years of experience. She has held a variety of roles, including roles in data governance, program/project management, and client relationship management.

She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, is the V.P. of Operations for DAMA Wisconsin, and is the Director of Global Data Governance at Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Michael Jennings is a recognized industry expert in enterprise information management. He has more than twenty-five years of information management experience in various industries. Mike speaks frequently on enterprise information management concepts and practices at major industry conferences. He is a co-author of the book "Universal Meta Data Models" (2004) and a contributing author to the books "Building and Managing the Meta Data Repository" (2000) and “The DAMA Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge - DMBOK” (2009). Mike was recognized with the 2013 DAMA International Professional Achievement Award and as one of Information Management Magazine’s 25 Top Information Managers for 2012.

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