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New York
April 2, 2018

Collibra Announces Paul DePodesta, Mastermind of the "Moneyball" Methodology, as Data Citizens '18 Conference Keynote

Data Citizens is the Largest Gathering of Business Leaders Focused on Transforming Data into a Corporate Asset

New York, April 2, 2018 – Collibra, the leader in enterprise data governance and catalog software, today announced Paul DePodesta, Chief Strategy Officer for the Cleveland Browns football franchise and subject of Michael Lewis’ book, “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game,” will be the keynote speaker for its third annual Data Citizens Conference, April 30 – May 2, 2018 in Jersey City, NJ. Attracting nearly 500 attendees, the Collibra Data Citizens ’18 Conference is the world’s largest gathering of key stakeholders interested in data governance and the trends and technologies driving fundamental changes in how businesses access, use and manage data.

Widely known for turning around the Oakland As’ six consecutive year losing baseball seasons into the best winning percentage in baseball (392-255), DePodesta’s Moneyball methodology has become a highly regarded and proven strategy for business leaders seeking to overhaul stagnant systems. The Moneyball methodology has revolutionized Fortune 500 corporations in industries including government, healthcare, and more, by drawing connections between professional sport and basic business operations.

As the Data Citizens ’18 featured keynote speaker, DePodesta will offer his first-hand experience in evaluating and measuring talent value to demonstrate the importance of discovering and tracking the right data for yielding business success. Data Citizens attendees will learn new strategies and innovative techniques for drilling down big data output to create actionable analytics from previously-stagnant systems for improved business performance.

“Paul DePodesta proved that data can be a powerful weapon for winning, just as increasing numbers of organizations are putting a new premium on leveraging their data for competitive advantage,” said Felix Van de Maele, CEO of Collibra. “The Collibra Data Citizens conference offers a forum for business leaders across different industries to share best practices and strategies about how they use advanced data governance and catalog capabilities to empower all data citizens -- anyone within the organization who uses data to perform their job -- to make better decisions and gain greater insights.”

About the Data Citizens Conference

The Collibra Data Citizens Conference ’18 will bring together Chief Data Officers, data analysts, data stewards, and other business data users, to discuss holistic data governance and come up with new strategies for business advantage. Conference attendees have the opportunity to tackle the challenges behind how data is used, nurtured and governed in their organizations with invaluable insights from the pool of peers around them.

On April 30, Data Citizens ‘18 kicks off with a technical pre-conference, followed by the main conference on May 1. Attendees begin the main conference with a full day of dynamic discussions, fostering strategy discovery and actionable takeaways.

The event will cover major topics such as deriving value from data lakes, identifying data governance strategies, managing risk, and previewing the Collibra product roadmap.

Data Citizens will continue on Wednesday, May 2, with a variety of thought leadership sessions, customer case studies, roundtable lunch discussions, and interactive workshops.

To learn more or register for Data Citizens ‘18, visit:

About Collibra

As the leader in data governance and catalog software for business users, Collibra helps organizations across the world gain competitive advantage by maximizing the value of their data across the enterprise. Collibra is the only platform purpose-built to address the gamut of data stewardship, governance, and management needs of the most complex, data-intensive industries. Our flexible and configurable cloud-based or on-premises solution puts people and processes first – automating data governance and management to quickly and securely deliver trusted data to the business users who need it. Learn more at

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