Data Governance - how to manage, store and protect your data properly

What you will learn:

  • Get a a portfolio of proven solutions and best practices

  • Understand the strategic potential of data governance

  • Add more transparency and security to the decision-making process

  • Manage proprietary data assets more efficiently, safely, and sustainable

Learn how to Create Value Through Data Governance

You know data is important to your business, but you're not sure how to best use it. You're not alone. Most organizations don't have a good understanding of data governance. This can lead to lost profits, reduced security, and a general unease about data quality, storage, and analysis.

Optimize your data and stay one step ahead

Data governance is about the convergence of data quality, data management, data policies, business process management, and risk management around the handling of data within an organization. Data governance can create great value for the entire organization as it generates more transparency, availability, and security in the decision-making process. To achieve this it is crucial to understand how the vast amounts of data available can be stored, managed, and protected properly.

The Data Governance Online Program

The Data Governance online course helps you take control of your data. You'll learn how to structure your data in a way that makes sense for your business, how to create security protocols, and how to make the best use of your data resources. In the program, you will focus on data governance and its importance in an organization, both from a theoretical and a practical perspective. You will gain insight into the role of data security, understand the threats and opportunities, and learn to protect data in the most effective way. With this knowledge, you'll be able to increase your efficiency, implement a data governance strategy, boost your profits, and feel more confident about the future of your business.

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Data governance is important for any business because it helps ensure that data is accurate and consistent across all departments.
    • Schedule

      The schedule for the next course are yet to be announced

    • Target group

      • Experts who are interested in the potential of data governance: The Data Governance online course is aimed at professionals who want to learn how to understand the potential of data governance and put it into practice.
      • Top or mid-level managers from technical and non-technical areas: The online course Data Governance is also suitable for managers and executives who want to make better decisions about their data and ensure that data use is implemented effectively and efficiently in a business context.
      • IT professionals who work with data and Data Analysts: IT professionals who work with data and data analytics can deepen their knowledge and understanding of how data governance can help them do their jobs more effectively.
      • Managers of data-driven projects: Managers of data-driven projects will find the Data Governance online course particularly helpful. They can learn how to set up the structures and processes that will help them make better use of data in their projects. This will lead to more successful outcomes for their team and their company.
      • Business Analysts: Business analysts can use the data governance framework to understand how data is used in an organization and the role it plays. In addition, business analysts can use the data governance framework to help with requirements gathering and to ensure that data is used effectively.
      • IT architects and data managers who want to build a Big Data architecture: In this course, you will learn how to use Data Governance to plan, design, and implement a successful Big Data architecture. You'll also learn how to implement your data management in a way that keeps it efficient and effective over the long term.
      • CIOs, Chief Data Officers and Data Scientists: Data Governance is important for CIOs, Chief Data Officers and Data Scientists because it gives them better control over the data their organization produces. With better control over the data, they can make more informed decisions about how to use the data, which leads to better outcomes for their team and their company.
      • Anyone who wants to learn and understand the importance of data governance and how to manage and organize data.

      Participants should have at least 3 years of working experience and a good command of English (as this is the language of instruction).

    • Topics

      Block 1:  Foundations of Data Security

      • Introduction: Creating Awareness through Examples of Real-Life Security Incidents
      • Types of (Cyber) Attacks (e.g. Social Engineering, Phishing, Denial of Service, Web-Based Attacks)
      • Protection of Confidential Information
      • Basic Concepts of Cryptographic Methods and Applications
      • Basic Concepts of Access Control

      Block 2: Trends in Data Governance: Enterprise Perspective

      • Data Governance in Enterprises
      • Challenges in Enterprise Data Management
      • Importance of Data Quality Management
      • Introduction to Metadata Management
      • What is Semantic Data Management?
      • What is a Knowledge Graph?
      • Applications and Use Cases based on Semantic AI

      Block 3: Foundations of Data Governance

      • Drivers of Data Governance
      • Data as an Asset
      • Data Governance and Data Management
      • Data Quality and Risk
      • Data Governance Organization and Structures
      • Data Governance Frameworks
      • Data Governance Implementation

      Block 4: Data Governance from the Viewpoint of Public Administration

      • Data Strategy – including Showcase: Data Excellence Strategy of the City of Vienna
      • Organizational and Technical Implementation
      • Data Governance Organization
      • Data Governance Framework
      • Data Governance Maturity Model
      • Benefits and Challenges

      Participants also get access to:

      • Foundation of Data Governance" introductory video: In this video, you will learn the basics of data governance. You will learn what data governance is, what purpose it serves, and how it can help your organization. After watching this video, you will have a good foundation on which to build more specific knowledge in the online Data Governance program.
      • Articles, digital handouts and case studies: The Data Governance online program contains a wealth of articles, digital handouts, and case studies. These resources will help you deepen your understanding of data governance and implement what you learn in the online sessions in their projects.
      • E-Book "The Knowledge Graph Cookbook": The e-book "The Knowledge Graph Cookbook" is an essential part of the online program "Data Governance" This e-book provides practical guidance on how to systematically search and link information in your project.
    • Certificate

      After completing the course, you will receive a certificate including course details from the WU Executive Academy.

[Translate to English:] Portrait Shkelqim Meqa

Shkelqim Meqa

  • Head of Data and Analytics Department | Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo

Data must be pro-actively managed, from the source to the final product, across the whole organization, and the quality of data must be ensured along every step of the data flows by defining efficient, automated processes combined with data quality measurement, controlling and reporting. The “Data Governance” program of the WU Executive Academy has provided me with necessary knowledge to support our bank in the journey towards data-driven organization transformation.

    • What does a data governance manager do?

      A data governance manager is responsible for ensuring that data is properly managed and controlled within an organization. He or she is responsible for developing and implementing a data governance strategy and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the data governance program. He is also responsible for educating employees on data governance best practices and ensuring that data is used in a secure and compliant manner.

    • Why is data governance important?

      Data governance is important for any business or organization because it helps ensure that data is accurate and consistent across all departments. Data governance also helps improve communication and collaboration between teams, which can lead to greater efficiency and better decision making. Finally, data governance can help protect against data breaches and other security threats.


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Brigitte Lutz

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Mark Strembeck

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