On-Demand Webinar

Redefining Data Governance with DataGovOps


with Laura Madsen & Chris Bergh



Every organization that uses data knows that they need a data governance program.  But why are they so ineffective?  The truth is that data governance programs aren’t designed for the tsunami of data flowing into organizations today, nor for the way that data teams work.  

Laura Madsen, the author of Disrupting Data Governance, joins Chris Bergh, CEO of DataKitchen, for a short presentation and lively discussion on how DataGovOps can be used to create a data governance program for the modern organization that supports, rather than stifles, the usage of data.

They’ll discuss:

  • Why the command and control approach of data governance today is so ineffective.
  • How to take a people and process-driven approach to governance.
  • How to address the struggle between centralization and freedom.
  • Where DataGovOps fits in among all the other -Ops disciplines proliferating today.


About the Speakers

Laura MadsenLaura Madsen has over 20 years of experience in healthcare data governance and analytics.  Laura co-founded the Minneapolis-based consulting firm Via Gurus with the focus of helping companies define and execute successful data strategies.  She has written three business books, including Disrupting Data Governance, Data-Driven Healthcare, and Healthcare Business Intelligence, and is a frequent conference speaker in the US and internationally. Laura works as a champion for diversity, inclusion and gender equity matters through organizations like Sistech. 


Chris BerghChris Bergh is the CEO and Head Chef at DataKitchen. Chris has more than 25 years of research, software engineering, data analytics, and executive management experience. At various points in his career, he has been a COO, CTO, VP, and Director of Engineering. Chris is a recognized expert on DataOps. He is the co-author of the "DataOps Cookbook” and the “DataOps Manifesto,” and a speaker on DataOps at many industry conferences.