Strength in Numbers: A Short Guide to Making your Stewardship Community Strong and Sustainable

DATE: February 6, 2019

TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific

PRICE: Free to all attendees

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About the Webinar

If you are just starting your data governance journey or you have been on that “road” for some time, you have probably realized that building the right community of practitioners – stewards - as part of your overall data governance operating model can be the difference between success and failure.  Now, more than ever as the topic of data enablement moves to the forefront of board and executive committee discussions, there is a real need to drive more accountability and ownership of data across an organization.  Establishing the right ownership and accountability for data domains requires a holistic data strategy and strong data governance operating model that is built on the foundation of people, more specifically those designated as the responsible parties – i.e. the Stewards.  However, companies often experience fits and starts during their journey and often overlook the critical people component of the operating model in favor of implementing cool data management tools or resolving today’s burning data issues.  I will say it…without strong stewardship, your governance efforts will fail!  So, how does an organization build this all important cornerstone for data governance success?  During this webinar we will answer this question by exploring an approach to building a business-led data stewardship community, and discuss different ways to keep stewards engaged for the long-haul.

This webinar will explore such topics as:

  - Selecting the right stewardship model and how it fits into the overall operating model for data governance
  - Why establishing a strong stewardship community is the most important thing you can do for your data governance effort
  - What are the characteristics or criteria you should use to identify the right data stewards
  - How to recognize when stewardship is happening, and communicate good stewardship practices
  - How to keep stewards engaged for the long-haul

About the Speaker

Michael Nicosia

Managing Director, Head of Data Governance & Chief of Staff, TIAA

Michael joined TIAA-CREF in November 2004 and is currently responsible for developing and deploying business-led data and process governance capabilities and leading the development of Finance & Actuarial's (F&A) multi-dimensional vision, strategy, and roadmap. In addition to these responsibilities, Mr. Nicosia oversees a large scale transformation program focused on strengthening and automating critical Finance business processes, improving data quality and integration and upgrading Finance's underlying technology/infrastructure. He is also an active member of the company's Enterprise Data Governance council.

Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, Mr. Nicosia worked as a Managing Consultant for The Amherst Group Limited, a consulting firm that provides advisory services to Shared Services organizations around the world. During this time, he provided strategic advice and counsel to Fortune 100 companies on organizational design, implementation of shared services management practices, and conducted detailed studies of various service delivery processes across multiple functional areas and industries.

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