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Data Citizens '17 conference

In just a few days, you’ll find out at the Data Citizens ’17 conference, when we take a fresh look at how data governance can help you balance data innovation with data discipline.

Data is changing. Its types and sources proliferating. And for many organizations, turning data assets into data insights isn’t just challenging, it’s downright overwhelming. That’s why we chose “data governance, one step at a time,” as this year’s theme. With the right mind-set, the right tools, and the right people, getting started with data governance is a lot easier than you might think.

The right mind-set

At Data Citizens ’17, you’ll be surrounded by data citizens who are working hard to get more value out of their data. You’ll attend customer-led presentations, keynotes by some of the top thought leaders in data governance today, and meet-the-experts sessions. You might be one of the lucky ones who will be taking a Collibra University Certification Workshop (if you haven’t signed up – there’s still space for you). And you’ll attend a session that I’m moderating with our co-founders and platinum sponsors where they’ll share their thoughts our popular 7 Data Predictions for 2017. Wherever you go during the Data Citizens ’17 conference, you’ll be on-the-spot to experience new ideas taking root.

The right toolset

Another technology conference, another hands-on session. But you’ve never experienced hands-on sessions like ours. Our Product Manager for a Day sessions put you in the driver’s seat as you help us design and develop a new feature for the Collibra Data Governance Center. In fact, these sessions are so popular that they are sold out! But don’t worry – the technical tracks, case study panels, and business and showcase sessions all point you to the tools you need to put your data governance ideas into action.

The right people

Good data governance can’t happen without good people who are committed to a common cause. The policies you put in place, the processes you design to manage your data–all are fundamentally driven by what data citizens need and want out of their data. At the Data Citizens ‘17 conference, you’ll see the power of people—people who share their expertise—and their worse failures. People who will present you with practical insights—and crazy stretch goals. People who’ve traveled across an ocean to make sure you have what you need to make your corner of the world a little bit better.

I’m looking forward to meeting you next week and learning more about your challenges, your successes, and what data citizenship means to you. If you haven’t registered yet – there’s still time. Registration closes at noon on Monday, May 1. And if you can’t be at the event, be sure to follow along on Twitter using #datacitizens17.

Till then, one step at a time!

Val is the Director of Content Marketing at Collibra and Editor of the Collibra Blog. She is a strategist, writer, editor, and publisher. Prior to joining Collibra, Val gained experience in content marketing, integrated marketing, go-to-marketing strategy, global installed base campaigns, and product marketing at a number of global technology companies including Oracle, Qlik, and Ellucian.