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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Higher Education Information Management Strategy Forum 2013

Liquid Learning will be hosting their 2nd Annual Higher Education Information Management Strategy Forum at The Grace Hotel in Sydney from 14-16 May.

I'll be first presenter up on the first day (no pressure...),  exploring The Information Agenda - Why Data Governance is a key to evidence-based decision-making and informed action.

The range, diversity and sophistication of information assets that educational institutions require to operate successfully is becoming increasingly complex. In the meantime, the organisational capabilities necessary to support these information needs are often fragmented, may not evolve quickly enough, or are even absent altogether. The University of New South Wales (UNSW) has identified the need for a more co-ordinated and integrated approach to the collection, collation and use of data and information.

My session will explore the rationale behind UNSW's decision to invest in Data Governance, and will examine what is required to develop and maintain a holistic approach in order to support key organisational objectives, including:
  • The information services and competencies required to manage complexity and produce actionable insight;
  • Improving Data Governance, data quality and metadata management processes to meet the changing needs of internal and external clients;
  • Focussing on information value through assigning formal accountability and decision rights.
More info from the conference web site, here.