Must-See DATUM Presentations at the ASUG Data Governance Conference

ASUG DG SIG 2016 - Blog-01.pngThe ASUG Data Governance SIG conference in Atlanta is less than two weeks away! If you’re planning for digital transformation, wondering how to get your company to think about data more strategically, or just trying to keep your head above water in your day-today activities, then the ASUG DG SIG is for you. 

We are very proud to announce that three DATUM leaders and several DATUM customers will be presenting at this event. Here are the presentations that you need to check out:

ASUG Data Governance Conference
October 31 - November 2, 2016
The Coca-Cola Company
1 Coca Cola Plaza Atlanta, GA 30313

DATUM Presentations: 

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Leadership Lessons from Black Hawk Down to Data Governance Teams
Matt Eversmann (VP Leadership Development) & Will Crump (President & CEO)

Tuesday, 9:15 – 10:00am (right after the keynote)
Main Auditorium

Leading analyst firms often cite the success rate of data projects at less than 50%. The problem requires a human solution, not a technical one. Strong leadership at every level is the key to beating the odds. In this session, an authentic American hero, First Sergeant Matt Eversmann recounts the events of Black Hawk Down which powerfully demonstrate the horrors of war, and the leadership qualities that are essential to survive it. This session will inspire you to become a better leader and to create a lasting atmosphere of success in the data governance battleground.


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Are You Ready for Real-Time Analytics with SAP S/4HANA

David Woods (Principal Partner, EIM Strategy)

Monday, Oct 31,10:00 – 10:45 (right after the keynote)
Main Auditorium 

The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the second best time is right now. In today's digital landscape, it is ideal to proactively plan and prepare for digitization by leveraging a staged approach. Completing the steps along the journey to real-time analytics will deliver tangible business outcomes that you can benefit from now. In this session, we describe the 5 ways to prepare your enterprise and why you should act now.

Customers’ Presentations:

How Global Data Governance Drove Digitalization & Continuous Improvement at Valvoline & Ashland
Greg Hill, Ashland Inc. & Christin Grubaugh, Valvoline

Monday, Oct 31, 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

In this presentation, learn how Ashland quickly and efficiently adopted data as a corporate asset, leveraging a data governance pilot project for the vendor domain of their supply chain. Follow along on their journey to:

  • Collect and define relevant data governance requirements
  • Create the governance framework, a scorecard and benchmarks, and enterprise data governance rules and metrics
  • Drive value, data and reporting accuracy for increased agility and decision-making

How Keurig Tackled the “Hero Culture” Through a Centralized MDM Organization

Eileen Hanafin, Keurig Green Mountain
Monday, Oct 31, 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Heroes are often incredibly valuable to an organization, but in the data world, they can make repeatable data governance impossible. With its meteoric growth, Keurig soon saw the downside of the hero culture. A migration to SAP ERP further fueled the need for a centralized MDM organization. Learn how Keurig:

  • Transitioned from data maintenance to active data governance with a new MDM organization
  • Successfully migrated to an SAP ERP in harmony with establishing data governance
  • Laid the foundation for better informed business decisions and increased visibility into business processes

Accelerate Digital Transformation with Information Governance
Wayne Hoffman

Wednesday, Nov 2, 9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m

In this session hear best practices for information governance that enable a high-velocity enterprise. Wayne Hoffman will share his lessons learned with SAP EIM solutions, SAP HANA and Hadoop as their data management foundation. Topics include supporting a global application landscape, enterprise analytics, and mergers and acquisitions.

Come Say Hello!

Be sure to stop by our booth to say hi, collect giveaways and receive a demo on our data governance and stewardship software platform - Information Value Management®.

Not registered? Click here to sign up. We hope to see you there!

***If you're attending the Data Governance SIG and currently a DATUM client, plan to stick around on the afternoon of November 2nd for the annual DATUM User Community (DUC) Meet Up.

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