This is a very simplistic example, but it shows the value of focusing data governance efforts on a single high-value business process and a handful of critical attributes.
Sunil Soares is the founder and managing partner of Information Asset, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations build out their data governance programs. Prior to this role, Sunil was the Director of Information Governance at IBM, and worked with clients across six continents and multiple industries. Sunils first book, "The IBM Data Governance Unified Process," details the 14 steps and almost 100 sub-steps to implement a data governance program. The book has been used by several organizations as the blueprint for their data governance programs, and has also been translated into Chinese. Sunils second book, "Selling Information Governance to the Business: Best Practices by Industry and Job Function," reviews the best way to approach data governance by industry and function. Sunils third book, "Big Data Governance," reviews the importance of data governance for different types of big data such as social media, machine-to-machine, big transaction data, biometrics, and human generated data. Sunil has also worked at the Financial Services Strategy Consulting Practice of Booz Allen & Hamilton in New York. Sunil lives in New Jersey and holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.