Nationwide’s Award-Winning Data Governance Journey

DATE: January 8, 2020

TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific

PRICE: Free to all attendees

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About the Webinar

If Data Governance was easy, everyone would be doing it. That’s the point – Data Governance isn’t easy, there are many twists and turns to take on the journey to operationalization. However, learning from someone else’s experience is a sure way to avoid the initial bumps and bruises. Scott Peachey (Director, Enterprise Data Governance & Quality Assurance) and Cynthia Parsons (Consultant, Enterprise Data Governance & Quality Assurance) will explore Nationwide Insurance’s journey from its “humble” Data Governance beginnings to current day. This session’s topics will include:

• Why Data Governance is important

• Nationwide’s journey from a historical perspective

• The Enterprise Data Office introduces Enterprise Data Governance & Quality Assurance

• Nationwide’s Data Governance approach, including:

          - Service offerings (capabilities)
          - Roles and responsibilities defined
          - Communication and marketing approach
          - Data governance policy, data standards, procedures and training

• Quality Assurance methodology

• Where to from here…

About the Speakers

Cynthia Parsons

Consultant, Enterprise Data Governance & Quality Assurance, Nationwide


Cynthia Parsons has been in the insurance industry for 35 years. She has been engaged in Data Governance since 2004 - she started a "grassroots" effort at Nationwide. She played a key role in the incorporation of Data Governance into finance through the development of a Shared Services model. She created the first fully functioning enterprise-wide Data Stewardship council to represent finance interests across the company. In 2014, she became a member of the Enterprise Data Governance Team, reporting up to the Chief Data Officer. As a member of the Enterprise Data Governance Team, Cynthia has had oversight of several domain Data Governance teams, providing assistance for both run and build operations. Currently, Cynthia is leading the effort to refresh the enterprise maturity model and the process design for quality assurance rollout.

Scott Peachey

Director Enterprise Data Governance & Quality Assurance, Nationwide


Scott Peachey has been around aspects of data, compliance, and oversight for 14 years. He has been engaged in several roles that include data analysis, data manipulation, security, and reporting. Additionally, Scott has been dedicated to continuous improvement throughout his career. In 2014, he became a member of the Enterprise Data Governance Team at Nationwide, reporting up to the Chief Data Officer. As a member of the Enterprise Data Governance Team, Scott has had oversight of many business units’ Data Governance teams, including current Enterprise Data Governance team engagements. In his current role, Scott is accountable for stewardship support workload distribution, responsible for process development/improvement, training, consulting and video development.

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