Does the European Union "promise to be true in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health?" Will the Union survive the current Debt Crisis and become more integrated or will it break apart under the pressure and allow insolvent states to exit the common currency?
Can the United States maintain its high standard of living and reduce its debt burden at the same time?
You may read these questions in the press every day and never believe they have everything to do with Data Governance, but they very much do. Governments make tactical decisions every day to increase debt amounts by small fractions thinking that their incremental spending is nothing in comparison to what others have done in the past - failing to see the correlations between current consumption and long term systemic instability.
With 7 billion people on the planet Earth, our societies have become so complex it is impossible with past methods of governance to foresee how policies impact even the smallest ecosystems. So we rely on blunt cause and effect relationships to over-simplify our options and fit our ideas into media soundbites. And the result is non-correlated policies that are anything but smart or predictive.
We seek to change this. We know that without new tools and techniques to see beyond the next effect, every cause will yield policies that fail. We are the IBM Data Governance Council and we see that Data is the raw material of the Information Age and that effective Governance relies on conceptual thinking, integrated approaches, correlated analysis, and a relentless search for truth.
We call this Predictive Governance and this meeting will explore what this means, how it works, and how we as a Community can create predictive models that:
1. See the Relationships between Data Quality and Security & Privacy and Data Architecture and ILM and Metadata and Audit and Reporting and Stewardship and Policy and Organizational Awareness and Business Outcomes - the Forest and the Trees in our Information Ecosystems.
2. Model and Simmulate how new integrated policies, people and technologies are available to Govern in these complex Ecosystems.
3. Understand and articulate these relationships to laymen who only see the problems at hand and have no patience for larger integrated discussions.
Please join us for this important two day event. Participation is open only to members of the IBM Data Governance Council. Organizations wishing to join the Council may sign up for this event and execute a Council Agreement in New York at the meeting.