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Govern By Design™

Data Governance doesn’t need to be difficult to understand or implement. Yet according to a recent survey, 90% of executives do not trust their own data. Thousands of organizations will at some point struggle with fully recovering their data from a cyber attack. Establishing a successful Data Governance framework is crucial in order for organizations to increase data trust and bolster data security.

Govern by Design™

Generally speaking, Data Governance matters primarily for these three reasons:

  • Ensures proper functionality of all major organizational units
  • Accelerates the delivery of initiatives
  • Reduces enterprise risk
Poor adherence to Data Governance results in a loss of market share, diminishing an organization's competitiveness in the marketplace. At Teknion, we advocate for a Govern by Design approach that keeps organizations competitive and successful by binding Data Governance to the ecosystem of digital risk management.
I'm interested in learning more about Govern by Design

We help you focus your Data Governance on the issues that produce the most significant value for your organization. Teknion's Data Governance Practice Lead, Paola Saibene, shares her thoughts on our Data Governance framework and explains how its performance should mirror the precision of a Formula 1 pit crew.


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Blog: The Best Solution to Managing Risk is Simple

Data Governance involves managing tangible risk. A successful Data Governance practitioner has to balance privacy, security, and access in ways that make their organization feel supported in its initiatives and progress. Read More

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Webinar Archive: What Every Executive Should Know About Data Governance

There's more to Data Governance than improving data quality and making your data consistent. Executives are now being tasked with both improving business planning and driving financial performance. Watch Now

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Ransomware Series - Cyber Security and Data Governance: Where Ransomware Meets Its Match

Teknion's Data Governance Practice Lead, Paola Sabiene, sits down with Shawn Tuma, a Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Attorney at Spencer Fein, for a 6-part interview series that you won't want to miss. Check It Out

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Blog: Reducing the Effects of Ransomware with Data Governance

Data Governance plays a big role in helping major organizational functions fulfill their roles and responsibilities, accelerating delivery of initiatives, and reducing enterprise risk in a quantifiable way. Read More

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Blog: What the Rise of the DATA ACT Means for Data Analysts

The Data Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, technically launched in 2017, is about to become more visible in 2022. If your work involves the management or visibility of the data that is delivered to either the brokers of the government or the government itself, there are some important things to note. Read More

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Blog: Introducing Govern By Design™

The need for Data Governance is becoming increasingly important but why should you care? In this blog, Teknion's Data Governance Practice Lead, Paola Sabiene, describes what Data Governance is, explains why it's important, and dives into the methodology behind our Govern by Design™ approach. Read it here

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Podcast: Data Radicals 

In this episode, Paola Saibene joins host, Satyen Sangani, to discuss data governance, how mishandling your data can cost you millions, protecting the people behind the data, and much more ... Listen here

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Podcast: The Cyber Ranch

In the episode, Paola Saibene joins host, Allan Alford. Paola brings clarity to an often misunderstood topic: data governance ... Listen here

Our Clients

For over 20 years, Teknion has been helping customers with data transformation, data visualization, and Data Governance programs. Here are some of the customers that we have recently worked with on Data Governance projects.

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"“Teknion was instrumental in helping us work through the intricacies of formalizing our Data Governance program. We value Teknion as a trusted partner.”"

- Robert Barnard | Ingram Content Group

Does your organization struggle with Data Governance?

Most of the hundreds of organizations we work with each year struggle with their Data Governance programs.

Do you struggle with any of these Data Governance issues?

  • Realizing value from your existing Data Governance program
  • Struggling with data trust
  • Complying with industry regulations
  • Reducing workload on data privacy and cybersecurity 
  • Remediating audit findings
  • Getting started with Data Governance
We can help.
Our Data Governance packages are customized to your needs and include complimentary Design Thinking whiteboarding sessions and health checks.

Govern by Design Offers

Regardless of your needs, we have a program that will help you move forward with your Data Governance initiatives. We deploy an experienced team of professionals with deep industry knowledge that will enable you to build a successful Data Governance framework. Each program starts with a Design Thinking whiteboarding session that ultimately establishes a blueprint for success.

Quick & Effective Data Governance Assistance (2-4 weeks)

  • Tailored health check and customized recommendations for maximum impact
  • Pathway to data valuation and monetization tailored to the business strategy
  • Merge data science with Data Governance for best results
  • Select the right data catalog that matches your environment
  • Build and galvanize champions to support and sustain the program
  • Harmonize standards, frameworks, and regulations
  • Communicate with and obtain assistance from top leadership as well as the Board of Directors
  • Develop a powerful ecosystem of Data Governance along with risk, compliance, security, privacy, and audit, which ultimately supports and accelerate innovation and digital transformation 
  • Create a roadmap and action plan that actionalize legal and contractual obligations by strengthening the vendor and procurement management practices

In-Depth Data Governance Assistance (60+ days)

  • Create and deploy an effective program that covers data management and beyond
  • Increase the maturity of your program and team
  • Enhance the skills of the Data Governance team
  • Deploy ‘Governance by Design’
  • Fulfill ‘Privacy by Design’ obligations in regulation
  • Fulfill data subject rights in various privacy regulations

Let’s Get Started

Ready to speak with us about your Data Governance needs? Complete the form below to request a complimentary Design Thinking whiteboarding session to discuss where you are, what you are looking to accomplish and hear how we suggest that you begin.