Data Governance is an essential function of any approach to data, giving you the correct approach to navigate data handling. An effective data strategy isn’t complete without data governance, building the structure to help you avoid a data crisis. However, your valuable data governance can be met resistance from within the organisation; perceived to be a tiresome and seemingly unnecessary procedure by some departments. Read on for our data governance guide video.

The trick to Data Governance? Don’t talk about it.

Data Governance is a catch-all for different safety and security procedures for your data and analytics, but it’s also an unpopular reference for many. When it comes to reinforcing your data security, it’s often easiest to avoid talking about ‘governance’ at all – it’s easier for the organisation as a whole to recognise the value of safety procedures, compared to the contrived perceptions of governance. Of course, the road to good data governance won’t be completely smoothed out by this little trick.

When it comes to data security, it’s not only your data that’s at risk – your reputation is also at stake. As such, data governance is an important area to get right from the start; you need to define your long-term method in a data strategy. With this set in stone, you can move forward with a clear definition of what you’re trying to achieve, how you can achieve it, and what you expect from the rest of the organisation.

Jason Foster, now CEO at Cynozure, has spent his career defining, shaping and delivering data and analytics strategies that help organisations across multiple sectors get value from data.

Subscribe to Cynozure on YouTube for more industry insight, leadership vlogs and data guides, or connect with us on LinkedIn to get regular articles delivered straight to your timeline.


See all

Exciting changes to our website and brand image

read more

Beyond the Keynote: Events in data, with Cynozure.

read more
BlogCDO Hub

Skill can be bought – performance is built by a team.

read more
profile image

Join Our Mailing List.

We’d love to help keep you up to date with the latest technology, industry insights, trends, and more, direct to your inbox. Sign up to our monthly newsletter, which includes access to guest blogs from data leaders, as well as updates on our podcast, along with details on our exclusive events.


Content Access.

Please fill out your details below, and we'll send you the document via email.