RALEIGH, NC – July 1, 2016 – TopQuadrant™, a leading enterprise information management company, today announced that co-founder and CTO Ralph Hodgson was selected to speak at this week’s DGIQ Data Governance and Information Quality Conference. The five-day conference is held this week (June 27th through July 1st), in San Diego, California.

On Monday, Hodgson showcased TopQuadrant’s TopBraid EDG and Addressing the Data Governance Needs of Dynamic Enterprises.

Presentation Summary:

Data governance is increasingly diverse in its scope. Are your tools up to the job? Do they provide flexibility to seamlessly modify and extend what governance has to address and the types of assets being governed?

In this short presentation we showcase TopBraid Enterprise Data Governance (EDG). As a modular, extendable solution, it provides a model-driven approach to integrated governance over multiple types of assets, including business glossaries, reference data, crosswalks, ontologies, taxonomies, data, policy and lineage models and other business, technical and operational metadata. Governance of “linked assets” enables capabilities that make data “meaningful”. We will show how TopBraid EDG delivers:

  • Governed specification of Data Elements
  • Visibility into how data is produced and consumed in support of business capabilities
  • Comprehensive traceability from glossaries to data elements to their usage
  • Highly customizable and extendable standards-based information models
  • Automated notification of changes to RACI roles
  • Extensive reporting and querying capabilities through generated REST services
  • Agile responsiveness to new governance requirements such as regulatory compliance

Using standards-based graph technologies, TopBraid EDG supports governance across the ever-growing numbers and types of assets and governance requirements. Ralph Hodgson is a co-founder and CTO at TopQuadrant, where he combines his expertise in semantic technologies with over 25 years of experience in business application development and deployment, consulting, software development and strategic planning. Prior to co-founding TopQuadrant, Ralph held executive consulting positions at IBM Global Services and was the founder of Interactive Development Environments in the UK, an international CASE tools vendor.

About TopQuadrant

As an Enterprise Information Management (EIM) innovator, TopQuadrant helps organizations succeed in data governance by managing information regardless of its structure, origin or location so that it can be easily organized, shared and exchanged. Our products use standards-based graph technologies to provide our customers with agile information management capabilities—because connections are important.

TopBraid Reference Data Manager™ supports the governance and provisioning of enterprise metadata and reference data. TopBraid Enterprise Vocabulary Net™ supports collaborative management of taxonomies, business glossaries and ontologies and offers auto-classification of documents and search enhancement. TopBraid Insight™ is a semantic virtual data warehouse that enables federated querying of data across diverse data sources as if they were in one place. TopQuadrant customers include many government agencies and Fortune 1000 companies in numerous industries including pharmaceutical, financial services, energy and digital media. For more information, visit http://www.topquadrant.com.

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