AM3: Managing Change to Ensure Data Governance Success
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  Kelle O'Neal   Kelle O'Neal
Founder and CEO
First San Francisco Partners
www.firstsanfranciscopartners.com
 
  Pam Thomas   Pam Thomas
Principal Consultant, Organizational Effectiveness Services
IMCue Solutions
www.imcue.com
 


 

Monday, March 30, 2015
08:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Level:  Intermediate


Organizations generally believe that information is an asset and should be managed and governed as such. This belief is reinforced through government regulation and the negative press that rains down on companies whose data is compromised. So why is it still so hard to implement a data governance program and maintain the activity level beyond the kick-off?

Because change is hard – and governance means change. In this session, we will discuss the areas of governance that create the most change in an organization and walk through a practical approach to managing that change throughout the data governance journey. We will review how to ensure accountability for data and data processes, and how to monitor the change and adoption over time. Attendees will leave understanding:

  • The basics of culture change: Culture scorecards, Types of change processes
  • Specific issues of change with Data Governance efforts: Navigating across corporate silos
  • How to create the business case to invest in change: Getting to hard dollars
  • How to build a change plan: Aligning a plan with business culture and being pragmatic
  • The importance of a sustainable change team: Who participates? What is their accountability?
  • How to measure adoption and promote accountability across the organization


Having worked with the software and systems providers key to the formulation of Master Data Management (MDM), Kelle O'Neal has played important roles in many of the groundbreaking initiatives that confirm the value of MDM to the enterprise. Recognizing an unmet need for clear guidance on the intricacies of implementing data solutions, she founded First San Francisco Partners. Under her leadership, FSFP immediately established a reputation as the first-call resource for companies looking to tap the value of Enterprise Information Management (EIM), MDM, and Data Governance (DG).

Kelle developed her ability to work through organizational complexity, build consensus, and drive results in senior roles at companies such as Siperian, GoldenGate Software, Siebel Systems, and Oracle. Kelle's strong background enables her to provide expert counsel to organizations seeking to execute an EIM, MDM, or DG project. Kelle holds degrees from Duke University and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Pam Thomas is a change management and organizational effectiveness practitioner with 30 years in consulting and executive leadership positions. A strong HR strategist, she is adept at aligning HR strategy with business strategy, as well as identifying and managing all the elements necessary to effect change in organizations, and drive business results through people. Pam has managed complex and diverse change management programs/projects for a variety of organizations. In her current role with IMCue Solutions, she delivers consulting services in the areas of change management strategy and planning, change management project and program delivery, and coaching and mentoring leaders through organizational change.


   
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