Data governance

Data governance is a collection of processes, roles, policies, standards, and metrics that ensure the effective and efficient use of information in enabling an organization to achieve its goals.

It helps puts in place the processes and responsibilities that ensure the quality and security of the data used across an enterprise. Data governance defines the who, what, when, where, and why of your company’s data assets.

A well-crafted data governance strategy is fundamental for any organization that works with data!

In this section, learn everything you need to know about data governance as well as the latest trends.

Why Data Privacy is essential for successful data governance?

Why Data Privacy is essential for successful data governance?

Data Privacy is a priority for organizations that wish to fully exploit their data. Considered the foundation of ...
What is the difference between data governance and data management?

What is the difference between data governance and data management?

In a world where companies aspire to become data-driven, data management and data governance are concepts that ...
Data literacy: the foundation for effective data governance

Data literacy: the foundation for effective data governance

On September 28th and 29th, we attended several conferences during the Big Data & AI Paris 2021. One of ...
Constitution of our Data Democracy

Constitution of our Data Democracy

Read the 10 rules you must follow for perfect data democratization in your organization. Article 1 - ...
The 7 lies of Data Catalog Providers – #1 A Data Catalog is NOT a Data Governance Solution

The 7 lies of Data Catalog Providers – #1 A Data Catalog is NOT a Data Governance Solution

The Data Catalog market has developed rapidly, and it is now deemed essential when deploying a data-driven ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S03-E02 – Start your Data Governance Journey in less than 6 weeks!

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S03-E02 – Start your Data Governance Journey in less than 6 weeks!

This is the last episode of our third and final season of the “The Zeenea Effective Data Governance ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S03-E01 – The importance of metadata

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S03-E01 – The importance of metadata

This is the first episode of our third and final season of the “The Zeenea Effective Data Governance ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S02-E03 – Creating Data Awareness

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S02-E03 – Creating Data Awareness

This is the final episode of the second season of the Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework series. Divided ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S02-E02 – Organizing your Data Community

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S02-E02 – Organizing your Data Community

This is the second episode of the second season of the Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework series. Divided ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S02-01 – Organizing your Data Office

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S02-01 – Organizing your Data Office

This is the first episode of the second season of the Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework series. Divided ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E04 – SWOT Analysis

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E04 – SWOT Analysis

This is the fourth episode of our series “The Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework”. Split into three ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E03 – Getting sponsorship

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E03 – Getting sponsorship

This is the third episode of our series “The Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework”. Split into three ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E02 – Specify your Data Strategy

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E02 – Specify your Data Strategy

This is the second episode of our series "The Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework". Split into three ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E01 – Evaluate your maturity

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E01 – Evaluate your maturity

This is the first episode of our series "The Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework". Split into three ...
What are the ingredients for becoming a good Chief Data Officer in 2021?

What are the ingredients for becoming a good Chief Data Officer in 2021?

In a world where data is a major strategic asset, the Chief Data Officer is undeniably a key role for enterprises ...
Data governance, a reinforced priority for companies in 2021?

Data governance, a reinforced priority for companies in 2021?

With both the increasing need for digital transformation and power of IT solutions, the place of data in corporate ...
What is the difference between a Data Owner and a Data Steward?

What is the difference between a Data Owner and a Data Steward?

What is the difference between a data steward and a data owner? This question comes up over and over ...
How to deploy effective data governance, adopted by everyone

How to deploy effective data governance, adopted by everyone

It is no secret that the recent global pandemic has completely changed the way people do business. In March ...
Data Governance Tool: Lean Data Governance Canvas

Data Governance Tool: Lean Data Governance Canvas

Inspired by Ash Maurya’s “Lean Canvas” business model, Zeenea’s Lean Data Governance Canvas is intended for Data ...
Data Governance and Data from ERP/CRM packages: a Must Have

Data Governance and Data from ERP/CRM packages: a Must Have

For the last 3 decades, companies have been relying on ERP and CRM packages to run their operations. In response ...
[Infographic] What is a Data Democracy?

[Infographic] What is a Data Democracy?

“What distinguishes Web Giants is not the structure of their governance but the culture that irrigates and ...
What Data Governance strategy is best suited for your sector?

What Data Governance strategy is best suited for your sector?

In our previous article we explained why data governance is critical for enterprises. We also talked about the ...

Why is Data Governance critical for your enterprise?

>> Re-watch our webinar <<Data Governance was a trending topic in 2019! Enterprises dealing with ...
The Chief Data Officer’s evolution to a Data Democracy Sponsor

The Chief Data Officer’s evolution to a Data Democracy Sponsor

Under the pressure of digital transformation, Chief Data Officers (CDO) have appeared within large companies. ...
Understanding the different Data Cultures

Understanding the different Data Cultures

Just like corporate or organizational culture, each enterprise that deals with data has its own data culture. ...
Data Stewardship and Governance: The Data Steward’s Multiple Facets

Data Stewardship and Governance: The Data Steward’s Multiple Facets

Where Stewardship refers to the taking care of and the supervision of a specific property or organization, ...
What is a Chief Data Officer

What is a Chief Data Officer

According to a Gartner study presented at the Data & Analytics conference in London 2019, 90% of large ...
How does Data Democracy strengthen Agile Data Governance?

How does Data Democracy strengthen Agile Data Governance?

In 2018, we published our first white paper “Why start an agile data governance?”. Our goal was to present a ...
Iterative Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (5/5)

Iterative Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (5/5)

The weak maturity of data governance projects necessitate the implementation of good practices and feedback loops ...
Collaborative Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (4/5)

Collaborative Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (4/5)

The weak maturity of data governance projects necessitate the implementation of good practices and feedback loops ...
Automated Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (3/5)

Automated Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (3/5)

The weak maturity of data governance projects necessitate the implementation of good practices and feedback loops ...
Non intrusive Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (2/5)

Non intrusive Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (2/5)

The weak maturity of data governance projects necessitate the implementation of good practices and feedback loops ...
Bottom-up Governance – Agile Data Governance attributes (1/5)

Bottom-up Governance – Agile Data Governance attributes (1/5)

The weak maturity of data governance projects necessitate the implementation of good practices and feedback loops ...
All you need to know about data governance

All you need to know about data governance

Whether it’s to accelerate your time-to-market, address your customer experience challenges, or put your company ...
Data Governance: a competitive advantage

Data Governance: a competitive advantage

For the past few years, on the trails of GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon), data is perceived as a ...
What is a Data Steward?

What is a Data Steward?

Data stewards are the first point of reference for data and serve as an entry point for data access. They have ...
Data Governance: Towards an agile approach

Data Governance: Towards an agile approach

These last few months, it has become more and more difficult to attend a meeting without hearing the ...
Why Data Privacy is essential for successful data governance?

Why Data Privacy is essential for successful data governance?

Data Privacy is a priority for organizations that wish to fully exploit their data. Considered the foundation of ...
What is the difference between data governance and data management?

What is the difference between data governance and data management?

In a world where companies aspire to become data-driven, data management and data governance are concepts that ...
Data literacy: the foundation for effective data governance

Data literacy: the foundation for effective data governance

On September 28th and 29th, we attended several conferences during the Big Data & AI Paris 2021. One of ...
Constitution of our Data Democracy

Constitution of our Data Democracy

Read the 10 rules you must follow for perfect data democratization in your organization. Article 1 - ...
The 7 lies of Data Catalog Providers – #1 A Data Catalog is NOT a Data Governance Solution

The 7 lies of Data Catalog Providers – #1 A Data Catalog is NOT a Data Governance Solution

The Data Catalog market has developed rapidly, and it is now deemed essential when deploying a data-driven ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S03-E02 – Start your Data Governance Journey in less than 6 weeks!

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S03-E02 – Start your Data Governance Journey in less than 6 weeks!

This is the last episode of our third and final season of the “The Zeenea Effective Data Governance ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S03-E01 – The importance of metadata

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S03-E01 – The importance of metadata

This is the first episode of our third and final season of the “The Zeenea Effective Data Governance ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S02-E03 – Creating Data Awareness

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S02-E03 – Creating Data Awareness

This is the final episode of the second season of the Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework series. Divided ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S02-E02 – Organizing your Data Community

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S02-E02 – Organizing your Data Community

This is the second episode of the second season of the Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework series. Divided ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S02-01 – Organizing your Data Office

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S02-01 – Organizing your Data Office

This is the first episode of the second season of the Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework series. Divided ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E04 – SWOT Analysis

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E04 – SWOT Analysis

This is the fourth episode of our series “The Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework”. Split into three ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E03 – Getting sponsorship

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E03 – Getting sponsorship

This is the third episode of our series “The Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework”. Split into three ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E02 – Specify your Data Strategy

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E02 – Specify your Data Strategy

This is the second episode of our series "The Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework". Split into three ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E01 – Evaluate your maturity

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E01 – Evaluate your maturity

This is the first episode of our series "The Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework". Split into three ...
What are the ingredients for becoming a good Chief Data Officer in 2021?

What are the ingredients for becoming a good Chief Data Officer in 2021?

In a world where data is a major strategic asset, the Chief Data Officer is undeniably a key role for enterprises ...
Data governance, a reinforced priority for companies in 2021?

Data governance, a reinforced priority for companies in 2021?

With both the increasing need for digital transformation and power of IT solutions, the place of data in corporate ...
What is the difference between a Data Owner and a Data Steward?

What is the difference between a Data Owner and a Data Steward?

What is the difference between a data steward and a data owner? This question comes up over and over ...
How to deploy effective data governance, adopted by everyone

How to deploy effective data governance, adopted by everyone

It is no secret that the recent global pandemic has completely changed the way people do business. In March ...
Data Governance Tool: Lean Data Governance Canvas

Data Governance Tool: Lean Data Governance Canvas

Inspired by Ash Maurya’s “Lean Canvas” business model, Zeenea’s Lean Data Governance Canvas is intended for Data ...
Data Governance and Data from ERP/CRM packages: a Must Have

Data Governance and Data from ERP/CRM packages: a Must Have

For the last 3 decades, companies have been relying on ERP and CRM packages to run their operations. In response ...
[Infographic] What is a Data Democracy?

[Infographic] What is a Data Democracy?

“What distinguishes Web Giants is not the structure of their governance but the culture that irrigates and ...
What Data Governance strategy is best suited for your sector?

What Data Governance strategy is best suited for your sector?

In our previous article we explained why data governance is critical for enterprises. We also talked about the ...

Why is Data Governance critical for your enterprise?

>> Re-watch our webinar <<Data Governance was a trending topic in 2019! Enterprises dealing with ...
The Chief Data Officer’s evolution to a Data Democracy Sponsor

The Chief Data Officer’s evolution to a Data Democracy Sponsor

Under the pressure of digital transformation, Chief Data Officers (CDO) have appeared within large companies. ...
Understanding the different Data Cultures

Understanding the different Data Cultures

Just like corporate or organizational culture, each enterprise that deals with data has its own data culture. ...
Data Stewardship and Governance: The Data Steward’s Multiple Facets

Data Stewardship and Governance: The Data Steward’s Multiple Facets

Where Stewardship refers to the taking care of and the supervision of a specific property or organization, ...
What is a Chief Data Officer

What is a Chief Data Officer

According to a Gartner study presented at the Data & Analytics conference in London 2019, 90% of large ...
How does Data Democracy strengthen Agile Data Governance?

How does Data Democracy strengthen Agile Data Governance?

In 2018, we published our first white paper “Why start an agile data governance?”. Our goal was to present a ...
Iterative Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (5/5)

Iterative Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (5/5)

The weak maturity of data governance projects necessitate the implementation of good practices and feedback loops ...
Collaborative Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (4/5)

Collaborative Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (4/5)

The weak maturity of data governance projects necessitate the implementation of good practices and feedback loops ...
Automated Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (3/5)

Automated Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (3/5)

The weak maturity of data governance projects necessitate the implementation of good practices and feedback loops ...
Non intrusive Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (2/5)

Non intrusive Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (2/5)

The weak maturity of data governance projects necessitate the implementation of good practices and feedback loops ...
Bottom-up Governance – Agile Data Governance attributes (1/5)

Bottom-up Governance – Agile Data Governance attributes (1/5)

The weak maturity of data governance projects necessitate the implementation of good practices and feedback loops ...
All you need to know about data governance

All you need to know about data governance

Whether it’s to accelerate your time-to-market, address your customer experience challenges, or put your company ...
Data Governance: a competitive advantage

Data Governance: a competitive advantage

For the past few years, on the trails of GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon), data is perceived as a ...
What is a Data Steward?

What is a Data Steward?

Data stewards are the first point of reference for data and serve as an entry point for data access. They have ...
Data Governance: Towards an agile approach

Data Governance: Towards an agile approach

These last few months, it has become more and more difficult to attend a meeting without hearing the ...
Why Data Privacy is essential for successful data governance?

Why Data Privacy is essential for successful data governance?

Data Privacy is a priority for organizations that wish to fully exploit their data. Considered the foundation of ...
What is the difference between data governance and data management?

What is the difference between data governance and data management?

In a world where companies aspire to become data-driven, data management and data governance are concepts that ...
Data literacy: the foundation for effective data governance

Data literacy: the foundation for effective data governance

On September 28th and 29th, we attended several conferences during the Big Data & AI Paris 2021. One of ...
Constitution of our Data Democracy

Constitution of our Data Democracy

Read the 10 rules you must follow for perfect data democratization in your organization. Article 1 - ...
The 7 lies of Data Catalog Providers – #1 A Data Catalog is NOT a Data Governance Solution

The 7 lies of Data Catalog Providers – #1 A Data Catalog is NOT a Data Governance Solution

The Data Catalog market has developed rapidly, and it is now deemed essential when deploying a data-driven ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S03-E02 – Start your Data Governance Journey in less than 6 weeks!

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S03-E02 – Start your Data Governance Journey in less than 6 weeks!

This is the last episode of our third and final season of the “The Zeenea Effective Data Governance ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S03-E01 – The importance of metadata

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S03-E01 – The importance of metadata

This is the first episode of our third and final season of the “The Zeenea Effective Data Governance ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S02-E03 – Creating Data Awareness

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S02-E03 – Creating Data Awareness

This is the final episode of the second season of the Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework series. Divided ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S02-E02 – Organizing your Data Community

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S02-E02 – Organizing your Data Community

This is the second episode of the second season of the Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework series. Divided ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S02-01 – Organizing your Data Office

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S02-01 – Organizing your Data Office

This is the first episode of the second season of the Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework series. Divided ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E04 – SWOT Analysis

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E04 – SWOT Analysis

This is the fourth episode of our series “The Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework”. Split into three ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E03 – Getting sponsorship

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E03 – Getting sponsorship

This is the third episode of our series “The Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework”. Split into three ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E02 – Specify your Data Strategy

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E02 – Specify your Data Strategy

This is the second episode of our series "The Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework". Split into three ...
Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E01 – Evaluate your maturity

Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework | S01-E01 – Evaluate your maturity

This is the first episode of our series "The Zeenea Effective Data Governance Framework". Split into three ...
What are the ingredients for becoming a good Chief Data Officer in 2021?

What are the ingredients for becoming a good Chief Data Officer in 2021?

In a world where data is a major strategic asset, the Chief Data Officer is undeniably a key role for enterprises ...
Data governance, a reinforced priority for companies in 2021?

Data governance, a reinforced priority for companies in 2021?

With both the increasing need for digital transformation and power of IT solutions, the place of data in corporate ...
What is the difference between a Data Owner and a Data Steward?

What is the difference between a Data Owner and a Data Steward?

What is the difference between a data steward and a data owner? This question comes up over and over ...
How to deploy effective data governance, adopted by everyone

How to deploy effective data governance, adopted by everyone

It is no secret that the recent global pandemic has completely changed the way people do business. In March ...
Data Governance Tool: Lean Data Governance Canvas

Data Governance Tool: Lean Data Governance Canvas

Inspired by Ash Maurya’s “Lean Canvas” business model, Zeenea’s Lean Data Governance Canvas is intended for Data ...
Data Governance and Data from ERP/CRM packages: a Must Have

Data Governance and Data from ERP/CRM packages: a Must Have

For the last 3 decades, companies have been relying on ERP and CRM packages to run their operations. In response ...
[Infographic] What is a Data Democracy?

[Infographic] What is a Data Democracy?

“What distinguishes Web Giants is not the structure of their governance but the culture that irrigates and ...
What Data Governance strategy is best suited for your sector?

What Data Governance strategy is best suited for your sector?

In our previous article we explained why data governance is critical for enterprises. We also talked about the ...

Why is Data Governance critical for your enterprise?

>> Re-watch our webinar <<Data Governance was a trending topic in 2019! Enterprises dealing with ...
The Chief Data Officer’s evolution to a Data Democracy Sponsor

The Chief Data Officer’s evolution to a Data Democracy Sponsor

Under the pressure of digital transformation, Chief Data Officers (CDO) have appeared within large companies. ...
Understanding the different Data Cultures

Understanding the different Data Cultures

Just like corporate or organizational culture, each enterprise that deals with data has its own data culture. ...
Data Stewardship and Governance: The Data Steward’s Multiple Facets

Data Stewardship and Governance: The Data Steward’s Multiple Facets

Where Stewardship refers to the taking care of and the supervision of a specific property or organization, ...
What is a Chief Data Officer

What is a Chief Data Officer

According to a Gartner study presented at the Data & Analytics conference in London 2019, 90% of large ...
How does Data Democracy strengthen Agile Data Governance?

How does Data Democracy strengthen Agile Data Governance?

In 2018, we published our first white paper “Why start an agile data governance?”. Our goal was to present a ...
Iterative Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (5/5)

Iterative Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (5/5)

The weak maturity of data governance projects necessitate the implementation of good practices and feedback loops ...
Collaborative Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (4/5)

Collaborative Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (4/5)

The weak maturity of data governance projects necessitate the implementation of good practices and feedback loops ...
Automated Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (3/5)

Automated Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (3/5)

The weak maturity of data governance projects necessitate the implementation of good practices and feedback loops ...
Non intrusive Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (2/5)

Non intrusive Governance – Agile Data Governance attribute (2/5)

The weak maturity of data governance projects necessitate the implementation of good practices and feedback loops ...
Bottom-up Governance – Agile Data Governance attributes (1/5)

Bottom-up Governance – Agile Data Governance attributes (1/5)

The weak maturity of data governance projects necessitate the implementation of good practices and feedback loops ...
All you need to know about data governance

All you need to know about data governance

Whether it’s to accelerate your time-to-market, address your customer experience challenges, or put your company ...
Data Governance: a competitive advantage

Data Governance: a competitive advantage

For the past few years, on the trails of GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon), data is perceived as a ...
What is a Data Steward?

What is a Data Steward?

Data stewards are the first point of reference for data and serve as an entry point for data access. They have ...
Data Governance: Towards an agile approach

Data Governance: Towards an agile approach

These last few months, it has become more and more difficult to attend a meeting without hearing the ...
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