Metadata Management is Key to Data Governance Initiatives


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Webinar: Metadata Management is Key to Data Governance Initiatives

Metadata Management is a key component of Data Governance initiatives. It is necessary for meeting regulatory compliance requirements, ensuring data quality and getting value from big data implementations. As more and more people are using and producing data, managing metadata is no longer just the busy work of a few isolated data management technologists–the number of data stakeholders has grown dramatically! While the need for and value of metadata management is growing, implementing it has become more complex due to the increasing diversity of data sources and stakeholders. Here are just a few of the questions that well designed metadata management practices can help to answer:

  • Who created this data?
  • What is the business definition of this data element?
  • Where is this data stored?
  • How is this data formatted? (character, numeric, date, etc.)
  • How many databases or data sources store this data?
  • What are the business rules for this data?
  • When does it need to be purged/deleted? How long should it be stored?
  • What is the security privacy levels of this data?
  • Are there regional privacy or security policies that regulate this data?
  • Where is this data used and shared?

Who Should Attend: Enterprise Architects, Solution Architects, Data Architects, Chief Data Officers and Chief Information Officers, Data Governance Project and Program Managers, Data Stewards, Data Quality Managers, IT Implementers, Business Intelligence Program Managers and Data Warehousing Program Managers

In this webinar we will discuss and demo how TopBraid Enterprise Data Governance (EDG) lets you manage metadata across all your data sources, irrespective of their location, structure and format.

More on the Speakers:

Irene Polikoff


Irene Polikoff has more than two decades of experience in software development, management, consulting and strategic planning. Since co-founding TopQuadrant in 2001 Irene has been involved in more than a dozen projects in government and commercial sectors. She has written strategy papers, trained customers on the use of the Semantic Web standards, developed ontology models, designed solution architectures and defined deployment processes and guidance.

Jack Spivak

Jack Spivak
Jack Spivak is a Semantic Solutions Architect at TopQuadrant. He performs solution requirements, architecture analysis, design, and semantic model-driven application development on TopBraid EVN and the TopBraid platform, especially in the areas of ontology development, custom and standardized controlled vocabularies and the relationships between these. Jack came to TopQuadrant in 2013.




Irene Polikoff

CEO and Co-founder of TopQuadrant, Irene will demonstrate metadata management capabilities provided in TopBraid EDG. She will also illustrate how EDG integrates metadata management with other data governance practices such as management of business terminologies and data warehouse reporting hierarchies, understanding data usage and data requirements, and collaboration across all data stakeholders.

Jack Spivak

Jack Spivak

A Semantic Solutions Architect at TopQuadrant, Jack will introduce the capabilities needed for effective metadata management. He will outline how TopBraid EDG enables a comprehensive but incremental approach to metadata management and overall collaborative data governance by providing a suite of modular packages that can be combined to support your targeted scope of data governance.

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