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Data Governance

Governing data for sustainable business

By (author) Alison Holt, Benoit Aubert, David Sutton, Frédéric Gelissen, Alisdair McKenzie, Geoff Clarke, Rose Pan, Ming Li, Rohan Light, Beenish Saeed, Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Abdelaziz Khadraoui Edited by Alison Holt

Publication date: 10 May 2021

Every week brings news of an organisation that has distributed data that shouldn't have been shared, or has lost out to a competitor who is using data to drive business in an innovative way. Data is fundamentally changing the nature of businesses and organisations and the mechanisms for delivering products and services. This book is a practical guide to developing strategy and policy for data governance, in line with the developing ISO 38505 governance of data standards and best practice frameworks. It will assist an organisation wanting to become more of a data driven business by explaining how to assess the value, risks and constraints associated with collecting, using and distributing data.
An internationally acclaimed expert in corporate governance of data, IT and sustainability management, Alison Holt is Director and Founder of Longitude 174 Limited. Alison Holt chairs the New Zealand mirror groups for the development of international IT governance and IT service management standards, and is the author of the BCS book, 'Governance of IT.'

Dimensions: 244x170mm

Print ISBN-13: 9781780173757

Ebook ISBN-13: 9781780173771

150 pages

Imprint: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

  1. Data Collection Through the Ages
  2. Incentives and Disincentives for Collecting and Sharing Data
  3. The Theory Behind Governing Data 
  4. Governing Data: Dealing with Connectivity
  5. Collect
  6. Store
  7. Decide
  8. Report
  9. Distribute
  10. Dispose 
"FINALLY, an in-depth global data governance guide that delivers expert best practices to a diversity of stakeholders for modelling strategy, regulatory frameworks and business sustainability."

Caryn Lusinchi
Founder & CEO of Bias in AI

"Working over several decades with data, it was refreshing to read this book on data governance, which clearly explains evolving ISO standards, while recognizing that data are now very connected and valuable assets. This book, through diverse examples, illustrates the policies and processes needed to protect and exploit data during its lifecycle, from creation/collection to disposal."

Peter A. Campbell
Independent Business and Information Management Consultant, Founding Member & Director, BeLux chapter of DAMA

“A highly practical journey into the need for demonstrable accountability, meaningful stakeholder engagement, and sound data governance across the whole lifecycle based on internationally recognised and adaptable standards, as a business imperative for better decision making. A must read for any digitally and socially responsible leader who navigates the intended and unintended outcomes of their data, technology, people, and ethics, on their business, customers, and wider society."

Patricia Shaw
CEO, Beyond Reach Consulting Limited – a tech ethics consultancy

"Data Governance and Data Strategy are two of the hottest topics in data management today. This insightful and wide ranging book, tracing the history of data and its management from Ancient Babylon to Artificial Intelligence, is a must read for all who seek success in their own data journeys."

Nigel Turner
Principal Consultant, Global Data Strategy Ltd

"The value of data has been well recognized but people may fall into the pitfall of only looking into details and not seeing the big picture. This book provides the guidance of defining a data strategy and its implementation systematically, emphasizing the aspects that are likely to be overlooked, like risks and threats. It is a handbook that is helping me to design the digital platform for my company."

Tiancheng Liu
Vice President, Easy Visible Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd.

"I found the book’s approach to be refreshing.... It states the importance of governance at the core of managing data, and re-enforces the forgotten responsibility in data management as a discipline that is critical to any organisation."

Tyson Fawcett
Honorary Associate, University of Technology - Sydney Australia