Top 4 Data Governance & MDM Conferences to Keep Your Eye on in 2018

In the world of data governance, there are multiple options where you can sharpen your data governance skills, but one of the best ways to take your game to the next level is by attending industry conferences.  You can hear the latest developments in your field, listen firsthand to thought leaders, attend workshops or trainings, as well as network with your peers.  But the list of possible conferences is long (and your budget limited!) and it can be daunting to decide which conferences to attend. If you’re looking for some guidance on where to spend your time this year, you are in luck! Over the years DATUM has attended and participated in many different conferences, and based on those experiences we’ve compiled our top 4 recommended data governance conferences for 2018.

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Gartner Includes DATUM in their Market Guide for Master Data Management External Service Providers

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Gartner recently published the Market Guide for Master Data Management (MDM) External Service Providers. This report can be used to identify and engage with the provider that best fits with a user's requirements. 

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Top 4 Data Governance & MDM Conferences for 2017

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As a Data Governance and Stewardship solutions company, we attend many different conferences focused on Data Management, Information Governance, Master Data Management (MDM), Business Intelligence (BI), Enterprise Information Management (EIM) and Digital Transformation. Deciding on which conferences to attend can be difficult with so many different options to choose from. We recommend these four conferences based on our experiences:

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Best Practices for Developing a Master Data Management (MDM) Roadmap

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Sometimes even the most successful and established organizations do not have a clear idea where to begin when establishing a roadmap for a master data management program. However, effective Master Data Management can have huge business impacts that form the building blocks for trusted data, repeatable processes, and a more efficient way of managing enterprise information. 

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Getting Executive Support for a Data Management Strategy: From Awareness to Action

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One of my favorite sayings is “awareness is a wonderful thing”. As an information management solutions company, we know Master Data Management (MDM) and Data Governance (DG) will not receive the needed corporate prioritization without maximum awareness. Competing for monetary and human resources to take care of our data verses an operational investment, like a new logistics system, can be a tough sell. The first step to a successful MDM and DG program is a comprehensive Information Management Strategy. But how do you get executive support for this strategy?

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