Grooming a Data Steward
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  Sue Geuens   Sue Geuens
Industry Principal


Thursday, April 6, 2017
09:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Level:  Business/Strategic

Data Stewardship is very tough to sell. You are expecting individuals inside your organization to take on an accountability that they may not have full control over and do that on top of their day job.

This presentation is aimed at providing a how-to case study on what you need to do to first sell the concept and second groom colleagues to become great data stewards and sustain data governance in your organization:

  • Selling the Concept
  • Defining the Good vs. Not Good for a Data Steward
  • Training the Data Steward to become a Change Agent
  • Branding the Data Steward for instant recognition

Sue Geuens? started in Data Management in 1996 when she was handed a disk with a list of builders on it and told they were hers to manage. Sue mentions this as fate taking over and providing her with what she was "meant to do." Various data roles later, her clients numbered 3 of the top 4 banking institutions in SA, a number of telco's and various pension funds, insurance companies, and health organisations. Sue was the initial designer of data quality matching algorithms for a SA built Data Quality and Matching tool (Plasma Mind). This experience stood her in good stead, as she slowly but surely climbed the ladder in Southern Africa to become the first CDMP in the country. Sue worked tirelessly on starting up DAMA SA with the successful Inaugural meeting in February of 2009. She was unanimously voted as President just prior to this event and became Past President at end of 2015. Sue is the current DAMA I President

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