On-Demand Webinar

Redefining Data Governance with DataGovOps


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.

Laura and Chris discuss:

  • Why the command & control approach of data governance today is so ineffective;
  • How to take a people & process-driven approach to governance;
  • How to address the struggle between centralization & 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 & analytics. Laura co-founded the Minneapolis-based consulting firm Via Gurus with the focus of helping companies define & execute successful data strategies. She has written three business books, including Disrupting Data Governance, Data-Driven Healthcare & Healthcare Business Intelligence. She is a frequent conference speaker in the US & internationally. Laura works as a champion for diversity, inclusion & gender equity matters through organizations like The Sisterhood of Technology Professionals (Sistech). You can follow her on Twitter @lbmadsen.


Chris BerghChristopher Bergh is CEO & Head Chef at DataKitchen, a DataOps software & services startup. Chris has more than 30 years of research, software engineering, data analytics & executive management experience. At various points in his career, he has been a COO, CTO, VP & Director of Engineering. He is a recognized expert on DataOps & speaks about DataOps at many industry conferences. Chris is the co-author of The DataOps ManifestoThe DataOps Cookbook & Recipes for DataOps Success. You can follow him on Twitter @ChrisBergh.