Informed Decisions at DG Vision in Washington DC, December 9-12

DG Vision is a Data Governance conferences, the emphasis will be on peer-to-peer sharing of practical experiences through case studies. This focus will be complemented by the foremost experts adding insights and authority through in-depth tutorials and workshops. Informed Decisions will have our own session.

The Data Diplomacy: Data Design with Lasting Peace

Håkan Edvinsson

Informed Decisions Consulting AB 

 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 
01:30 PM – 02:20 PM 
Level: Business/Strategic

If issues regarding data matters are addressed to a data governance organization, they could be escalated and resolved by people who may not be the best data designers and sometimes not understand the consequences of their decisions. If one of two sides “wins” you will get a loser and may have a new enemy. If you choose your own solution you can get two dissatisfied parties.

To reach data harmony, with lasting peace in the organization, we also need diplomacy. Using diplomacy, disagree­ments are resolved using negotiations striving for two winners. The data diplomacy concept is about reaching engagement, cooperation, and inclusion, and avoiding coercive shame/blame-games.

Consequently, data diplomacy applies to both data architecture and data governance. By focusing on behavior, rather than formalities, companies that adopted the data diplomacy approach experience benefits such as:

– Having a lean and brief, yet very efficient data governance organization
– Appreciation for the data governance efforts
– Having business representatives taking a huge interest in business data design, also taking responsibility for the outcome
– Facilitated business changes, for instance, when harmonizing vocabularies and introducing new data structures

The data diplomat may very well be a business data modeler, a business data architect, or a data governance lead. This session contains lots of real-world data diplomacy examples, the definition of the data diplomacy concept, and the profile and toolbox of a data diplomat.

For more information, please contact Pelle Graveleij at Informed Decisions Consulting.