In 2018, we published our first white paper “Why start an agile data governance?”.
Our goal was to present a pragmatic approach on the attributes of such data governance, one that is capable of rising to the challenges of this new age of information: We advocate for it to be bottom-up, non-invasive, automated and iterative. In a word, agile. This asset is enhanced by digital services and new uses that disrupt our daily lives and weaken more traditional businesses.
In this second edition, we decided to tackle the organization of this new, agile data governance, and its scaling process using this same mindset.
Very centralized, sometimes bureaucratic, traditional enterprises tend to focus on data control and conformity, often resulting in limiting data access among all company employees. This dynamic is avoidable and the way web giants conform is quite frankly not that different from how others do – the security and conformity restraints to which they are subjected to require it.
However, data governing bodies carry out their role in a radically different manner. They are not guardians of the temple, but facilitators in an organization where data is a common strategic asset. It would appear that what distinguishes them is less so the form of governance than the culture which permeates it. This culture has a name: Data Democracy
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