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

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.

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. 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.

The most common problems associated with managing unstructured data and lack of data security are:

  1. difficulty in understanding the data 
  2. an inability to use the data to make decisions 
  3. a lack of security, which leads to data breaches 
  4. a lack of transparency, which leads to the misuse of data
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Data governance is important for any business because it helps ensure that data is accurate and consistent across all departments.

Why the Data Governance Program?

There are many reasons to choose the Data Governance online program.  

  • You can learn at a location of your choice, which means you can continue to work while you learn.
  • You'll also gain in-depth knowledge of data quality and management. These skills are in high demand in the job market, so you'll typically be able to put your skills into practice quickly after completing the program.
  • Finally, using data governance tools, best practices and real-world examples, you will be able to apply a data governance framework to your specific use case.

Upon completion of the Data Governance online course, you will have the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully implement data governance in your organization. This means you will be able to manage enterprise data more effectively and make better decisions based on that data. You will also be able to protect your sensitive data from unauthorized access or changes. In this way, you'll be able to improve your company's performance and guarantee data protection.

About WU Executive Academy

Campus WU Vienna

WU Executive Academy is a globally recognized provider of high-quality leadership and strategy training. With a focus on hands-on learning, we offer seminars that equip participants with the tools they need to succeed in business.

The diverse network of our alumni provides participants with access to an international community of professionals and leaders. As a business school of WU Vienna, the Academy draws on the expertise of one of Europe's leading business universities.

What You Get with the online program "Data Governance

  • 7 online sessions of 4 hours each: With the online program "Data Governance" you get access to 7 online sessions of 4 hours each. In these sessions you will learn how to implement Data Governance processes in your organization. Thus, you can complete the program while working and apply what you learn directly on the job.
  • 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.
  • Learn from 4 experts combining theory and practice
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Andreas Blumauer

Founder and CEO | Semantic Web Company GmbH

- Corporate Semantic Web
- Semantic Technologies
- Knowledge Management

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Stefan Koch

Vice-Rector and Professor | Institute for Business Informatics | Johannes Kepler University Linz | Austria

- IT management, strategy and governance in companies
- Business models and open innovation processes in the digital economy

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Brigitte Lutz

Data Governance coordinator of the City of Vienna | Executive group for Organisation, Safety and Security | Process management & ICT strategy | Chief Executive Office of the City of Vienna

- Blockchain
- Open Government
- Open Data

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Mark Strembeck

Associate Professor | Institute for Information Systems and New Media | WU Vienna | Austria

- Network Analysis

- Data Science

- Security Engineering

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Who is the Data Governance program aimed at?

  • 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.
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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.

    • Schedule

      • Block 1: Foundations of Data Security
        April 17 - 19, 2023
      • Block 2: Trends in Data Governance: Enterprise Perspective
        April 20, 2023
      • Block 3: Foundations of Data Governance
        April 24 - 25, 2023
      • Block 4: Data Governance from the Viewpoint of Public Administration
        April 26, 2023

      Time: 4:00 - 8:00 pm (CET) on teaching days

    • Target group

      Participants come from a wide range of areas and industries including:

      • Marketing, Consulting, Supply Chain Management, IT, Health Care, Finance
      • Top or mid-level managers, both from technical and non-technical areas
      • Managers who deal with data and/or analytics
      • Managers of data-driven projects, business analysts
      • IT executives and IT architects
      • CIOs, chief data officers, data scientists
      • Everyone 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 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 2: 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 3: 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

      Block 4: 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
    • Certificate

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

    • 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.

Imagine you are a project manager for a data-driven project. Your company has decided to implement a Big Data architecture to better understand its customer base. However, you don't have much experience with Big Data systems and aren't sure how to get started.

You decide to take the Data Governance online course. After completing the course, you feel capable of planning, designing, and implementing a Big Data architecture. You will also learn how to effectively manage and govern your Big Data system over the long term. As a result, your team will be able to successfully launch their Big Data project and gain the insights they need from their customer data.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the best! The Data Governance online course is the perfect way to gain the skills and knowledge you need to put data governance into practice in your organization.

Enroll now and gain the skills you need to succeed in the world of Data Governance!

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"Digi-Winner" Grant

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Did you know that you can receive the "Digi-Winner" grant up to € 5,000 for this program? The "Wiener Arbeitnehmer*innen Förderungsfonds (Waff)" is subsidizing this program. More information and conditions on the grant.

"Digital Skills Check" Grant

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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based in Austria can apply for funding of up to € 5,000 per employee with the "Digital Skills Check" from the Austrian Research Promotion Agency. Further information and all requirements for funding (in German).

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