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Master Data Governance at Large Medical Devices Company

Master Data supports many key business functions and business processes, including finance, manufacturing, product discovery and delivery, … A big part of the data governance vision of this organization is to have no process interruptions due to bad master data. By communicating this, the value of data governance became very tangible for the business. It enabled them to think about their current process (or lack of processes) in a structured way.

Financial consolidation for example was becoming harder because new entries in the chart of accounts could be created without the proper controls. The financial data specialists and other data governance stakeholders sat down and decided on the rules that should apply when creating a new Master Data entry.

To support these processes, an Information Model was set-up using Collibra’s Business Semantics Glossary. The Master Data Information Model encompasses ownership, responsibilities, governance processes and documentation around key attributes and their relation to entities, business processes, KPIs and systems.

Felix co-founded Collibra in 2008 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. As its CEO, Felix is responsible for Collibra’s global strategy and has lead Collibra from idea to conception to over 8 years of record growth. Before Collibra, Felix focused on Semantic Technology research at STARLab at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He holds a master in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and a master in General Management from the Vlerick Business School.
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