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Steven Adler
Chairman, Data Governance Council, IBM

Steven Adler is the founder and chairman of IBM's Data Governance Council. He created the Council in 2004 as a Thought Leadership Forum. In 2006-8, he led the Council to create the Data Governance Maturity Model. In 2009, he hosted meetings in New York on XBRL and Risk Taxonomies and made recommendations for Systemic Risk Councils that are today part of financial regulatory reform in the US and EU. In 2010, he created the Information Governance Community and published the Maturity Model under an open-source license enabling thousands of organizations around the world to compare their behaviors to those of their peers. In 2012, he lead the Council to develop new methodologies based on System Dynamics modeling to transform the practices of Data and Information Governance. Follow Steven on Twitter @DataGov.

Injecting Open Data into the Fight Against Ebola

An open, collaborative effort empowers West African healthcare with effective information and governance

March 13, 2015 | by Steven Adler, Chairman, Data Governance Council, IBM
An open, collaborative effort empowers West African healthcare with effective information and governance

Data Is Reality

Only through open data standards can societies safeguard their pasts and futures

April 11, 2014 | by Steven Adler, Chairman, Data Governance Council, IBM
Only through open data standards can societies safeguard their pasts and futures

The Internet of Trees

Mapping out a new kind of root cause analysis advances open data to help save the planet

March 14, 2014 | by Steven Adler, Chairman, Data Governance Council, IBM
Mapping out a new kind of root cause analysis advances open data to help save the planet

Data Open to the Masses

A recently launched W3C working group aims to establish best practices and vocabularies for an open data ecosystem

January 31, 2014 | by Steven Adler, Chairman, Data Governance Council, IBM
A recently launched W3C working group aims to establish best practices and vocabularies for an open data ecosystem

Data - A Raw Material to be Mined

September 9, 2013 | by Steven Adler, Chairman, Data Governance Council, IBM
Most organizations today still treat data as a raw material to be mined, with industrial processes for staged production. Organizations invest millions in capturing, refining and governing the use of information as an attribute of business activity. These data attributes describe physical products...

Your Information is a Product

February 27, 2013 | by Steven Adler, Chairman, Data Governance Council, IBM
Most organizations today still treat data as a raw material to be mined, with industrial processes for staged production. Your data isn’t an asset you lock up in a vault and protect long past its relevance. It is a product you combine with others, market and sell, buy and trade, to generate new...

I Am an Information Strategist

This new role draws on multiple business and IT disciplines to help organizations make the most of their data

February 1, 2013 | by Steven Adler, Chairman, Data Governance Council, IBM
This new role draws on multiple business and IT disciplines to help organizations make the most of their data