Data Governance

Data Governance forum

data governance forum

DATE: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
TIME: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
PLACE: Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle's Southport, Seattle, Washington (hotel info)
COST: Complimentary (registration required)


Data Governance Forum

In a globalized world in which we need to share information across entities, while respecting confidentiality constraints and data protection regulations, governments as well as commercial enterprises must carefully manage the processes, roles and responsibilities related to handling sensitive data. Object Management Group® (OMG®) has several initiatives underway to help with this challenge. The purpose of this forum is to explain these efforts, debate the implications, and solicit contributions to the development of relevant standards. The OMG Data Governance Working Group is a combination of four related initiatives, which will be described in turn between an introduction to OMG standards and a concluding panel discussion.



time presentation
1:30pm - 1:45pm Introduction and Welcome
1:45pm - 2:15pm OMG Standards Overview
Dr. Richard Soley, CEO and Chairman, Object Management Group
2:15pm - 2:45pm

Data Residency  View PDF
Claude Baudoin, cébé IT and Knowledge Management

An OMG working group on data residency – the issues and approaches related to the location of data and metadata – was formed in 2015. Claude Baudoin (cébé IT and Knowledge Management) has been leading this effort. The working group published two important discussion papers in 2017: a study of Data Residency Challenges and Opportunities for Standardization, and a Data Residency Maturity Model. We will describe these and discuss the potential standards roadmap in this area.

2:45pm - 3:00pm Afternoon Refreshment Break
3:00pm - 3:30pm

Data Provenance and Pedigree  View PDF
John Butler, Auxilium Technology Group
Robert Lario, Veterans Health Administration

Whether we are tracing the origin of parts in a complex system, food on a store shelf, contributions to a scientific paper, “fake news,” or whether a software component makes an entire system vulnerable to a cyberattack, we need to know how the information came to be, who had control over it, how was it changed over time, how it accreted or combined over time – what are its constituent parts and what was its chain of custody. John Butler (Auxilium Technology Group) and Robert Lario (Veterans Health Administration) will discuss their work in progress. They started a Provenance & Pedigree Working Group at OMG and now co-chair the Data Provenance Working Group.

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Information Exchange Framework (IEF) and its Use of Data Tagging and Labeling  View PDF
Mike Abramson, Advanced Systems Management Group (ASMG Ltd.)

The Information Exchange Framework (IEF) seeks to provide some remedy to the Information Sharing and Safeguarding paradox – seeking to balance the requirement to share information with the apparently contradictory requirement to protect sensitive (private, confidential, legally-significant and classified) information. The need to address this paradox exists in virtually all information/data domains. The IEF is an OMG effort to specify an integration of security and data services that delivers Data Centric Security (DCS). DCS representing an additional layer of security focussing on the data and information elements involved in a specific exchange.

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Panel Discussion

In this panel, the afternoon’s presenters will discuss with the audience several key questions, such as:

  • What are other use cases for data governance?
  • What are the lessons learned as organizations have dealt with the requirement to comply with the complex and conflicting tangle of laws, regulations, and business needs?
  • What are known best practices – from a “people and process” perspective as well as a technical one – to govern information?
  • What standards should OMG adopt to make it easier to manage data responsibly?
5:30pm Wrap up and next steps
6:00pm - 8:00pm OMG Networking Cocktail Reception