Join Doug Laney at the 2019 DG Vision conference. DG Vision is Dataversity’s latest forum on Data Governance and Stewardship. Doug will give an in-depth tutorial on “An Asset Management Approach to Data Governance” as well as a closing panel discussion on “Should Information Be an Asset and/or Property?.”
For information on Doug Laney’s speaking engagements, see below.
An Asset Management Approach to Data Governance
Monday, December 9, 2019
2:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Information is increasingly discussed as a critical corporate asset, but few organizations actually manage or govern it with the same discipline as their other assets such as financial assets, physical assets, intellectual property, or human capital. This workshop will share how to dramatically improve data governance efforts to help data governance leaders’ organizations enable true information asset management (IAM) excellence throughout their organizations.
In this workshop, attendees will explore topics such as:
- How to adopt asset management tenets and approaches for improved information asset management and governance
- The set of “generally accepted information principles”
- How to apply various data valuation methods for improved data quality and governance ROI measures
- How lessons from sustainability apply to data governance
- The keys to understanding and dealing with issues around data ownership, rights, responsibilities, and sovereignty
- How the “economics of information” factors into improved data governance
Should Information Be an Asset and/or Property?
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
After 9/11, the insurance industry and the accounting professional doubled-down on antiquated and arcane notions that information is neither an asset nor property. It cannot be capitalized on balance sheets, and it is not covered by property & casualty policies. And the courts are confused. This makes it difficult for organizations to budget sufficiently for information-related investments.
In this panel, we will discuss and debate the possibilities, pros, and cons of recognizing information as an asset and/or property, including:
- Does information meet the criteria of an asset?
- Why isn’t information recognized as an asset or property?
- Can we even ascertain who owns information?
- What would be the ramifications of recognizing information as an asset/property on businesses, the economy, privacy, and security?
- In lieu of formal recognition, how can CDOs and data governance leads help the organization behave as if information were an asset?