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Monday 31 August 2020

Data Governance Roles

To enable data governance programs to be successful it is important to establish the key roles and define the responsibilities within those. 

Chief Data Officer - a corporate officer responsible for enterprise-wide governance and utilization of information as an asset, via data processing, analysis, data mining, information trading and other means. Wikipedia

Data Stewards - this label describes accountability and responsibility for data and processes  to control the use of data assets. There are varying types of Stewards: 

Enterprise data stewards- oversite of the data domain across business functions

Business data stewards - those who are subject matter experts

Technical data stewards - database administrators, BI specialists , data quality administrators 

It is necessary the every data set has a data owner. A person responsible for the decision regarding the data. They normal are a business data steward. 

Then often there is a data governance steering committee to manage the progress and invoke innovation. 

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