DAMA Phoenix Chapter 


Thursday June 16, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM MST
Light breakfast 8 - 8:30
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Nationwide / Western Heritage Insurance Company 
9200 E. Pima Center Parkway
3rd Floor
Scottsdale, AZ 85258


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Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.

Enterprise Data Governance as Foundation for Enterprise Data Management


June 16th at Nationwide / Western Heritage Insurance Company


Data and information are critical components of business, and should be considered as valuable a resource as buildings, employees, products.  If a company desires a competitive advantage, it should focus on managing and using its data effectively.  Data governance is the foundation of an organization's enterprise data management initiative and should be based upon the best practices of enterprise data / information management and focused on implementing data governance and stewardship.

This 2.5-hour presentation will offer a methodology for creating and implementing a data governance program as the foundation of enterprise data management.  The presentation uses the framework of the DAMA-DMBOK and other industry standard best practice based references.  The attendee will gain an understanding of the importance of starting with a robust and industry standard data management framework, the essential role of data governance, the data steward’s role in the data-information-knowledge continuum, and a proven plan for developing an effective data governance and stewardship program for their organization. 


  • Information as a corporate asset, management of data and information
  • Enterprise data management and data governance – objectives and functions
  • Roles in data management and data governance – program to project
  • Creating your organization’s approach to data governance
  • Incorporating data governance and data stewardship into projects across the enterprise - business rationale
  • Conclusion, questions and answers


Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D. is an Information Management professional and consultant with broad experience across industries.  She is a certified data management professional (CDMP), and is a frequent speaker and an author on data management topics.  Anne Marie is a primary author of several sections of the DAMA-Data Management Body of Knowledge (DAMA-DMBOK).  Anne Marie received the DAMA International Professional Achievement Award in 2015.

Anne Marie's consulting areas include: enterprise information management strategy and planning, enterprise information assessment and program development, data governance program development, data warehousing, business requirements gathering and analysis, master data management, data quality management, data architecture.  She has taught numerous workshops and courses in her areas of expertise.

Anne Marie holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Master's of Business Administration in Management Information Systems and Risk Management from La Salle University; she earned a Ph.D. in MIS at Northcentral University.

Must be a DAMA Phoenix Member or a First Time Guest to attend. For information on becoming a valued member, see details and Annual Membership Dues on the Member page.

Annual cost for corporate membership is $400, individual membership is $50. Individuals intersted in DAMA Phoenix may attend one session for free by registering as First Time Guest.

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