What is the difference between Data Governance and Data Stewardship?

By Kristian Kalsing on June 16, 2014

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In the last couple of years companies are starting to realize the importance of data governance. Terms like “data governance” and “data stewardship” are often thrown around without clear definitions causing confusion. Without a clear understanding of what these terms actually mean, it is difficult to act on challenges faced in those areas.

Data Governance is the policies, procedures and rules that govern your data.

Data stewardship is the implementation of those policies, procedures and rules.

It’s important to emphasize that the implementation doesn’t refer to only the tools. Data stewardship impacts people, processes and technology.

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About the author

As Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, Kristian is responsible for enterprise solutions marketing, product marketing and sales enablement. He is instrumental in driving the strategic direction of the company and continuously elevating the value that Winshuttle’s software platform and methodology bring to customers. Prior to joining Winshuttle in 2010, Kristian was widely respected as one of the pioneering thought leaders in bridging the gap between SAP and Microsoft technologies. Since starting his career in Denmark, Kristian has gained experience with enterprise software solutions in a broad range of industries in Europe, Australia and North America. He has held various roles across Engineering, Professional Services, Sales and Marketing. When not at work, Kristian spends most of his time climbing the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere.

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