Data Steward Network Best Practice &
Data Management Tools

30 June 2021

Two great workshops in one day!

A Practical Guide to Building a Data Stewards Network

A Practical Guide to Build a Data Stewards Network

How to Choose Data Management  Tools

How to Choose Data Management Tools 

A Practical Guide to Building a Data Stewards Network

9 am to 12.30 pm

Melbourne Connect, Carlton

All newly created Chief Data Officer functions have the challenge of building an effective business data stewards’ network within their organisations. Potential stewards can range from having minimal data management experience to being very experienced but only for their business function. What a CDO must do is to get all Business Data Stewards onto the same page and focused on enterprise data processes. This half-day workshop sets out a practical, train-the-trainer approach for an eight-week program of training for business data stewards. At the end of the course, participants will be able to run a program of training within their organisation, building on training materials provided. The topics covered by the workshop are:
  • Introduction to data stewardship: why are they needed? What do they do?
  • Understanding the existing data landscape
  • Introduction to data governance, data quality, metadata and data modelling
  • Building requirements for data
  • The core data management competencies and training needs.


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    Ends 15 June 2021


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Academic registrations are available.

How to Choose Data Management Tools

1.30 pm to 5 pm

Melbourne Connect, Carlton

Understand the importance of leverage, and how to select tools to best position your data to achieve the most leverage for your orgnisation.

For small to medium-sized organisations, the selection of data management tools and repositories can appear to be a daunting and expensive task. Making choices can be challenging, especially when you feel a lot hangs in the balance.

What tools are required? Why do you need them? Who is going to use them? What is their value?

This workshop aims to demystify the decision making required around the selection of:

  • Data Management Tools that support data management functions including data governance, data quality, data modelling, master data management, reference data, database development and data operations.
  • Data Management Repositories used to store and disseminate the metadata generated by or managed by data management functions.

Included is the workshop there will be a demonstration of the Erwin toolset. 
At the end of this half-day workshop participants will understand:

  • The different types of tools and the data management functions they support
  • The value each type of tool and how they work together
  • The relative benefits and disadvantages of selecting tools via tactical or enterprise

About John Gray

Dr John Gray has 30 years of computing experience in across Australia and the UK in both industry and academia. Jon’s research interests have included parallel and distributed systems design, database technologies, information modelling, software engineering methods and tools, organisational capability development, and business process improvement. 

From 2006, Jon led a research initiative for National ICT Australia Limited (NICTA) in Canberra focused on software methods and tools for the improvement of business processes in government. He then led Performance Assurance, a spin-out company from NICTA from 2017, specialising in predictive modeling and risk management.  Jon is currently CEO & Chief Data Scientist for Catapult BI, a Dialog Group company. 

Jon has led numerous consulting engagements with across the Australian Government as well as in the NSW and QLD Governments, and large corporations such as Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Telstra, Optus, and NBN Co. Jon has extensive experience in planning, designing, and evaluating Business Transformation initiatives including enterprise architecture and SOA, ISR information systems integration, cloud migration, data centre consolidation, application portfolio rationalisation, legacy infrastructure retirement, and mainframe migration.   

Jon has published widely in many fields of software engineering, information systems, and computer science, and he is a frequent speaker at Australian and International conferences. 


Workshop Times

  • Registration  8.00 am
  • AM Session starts 9.00 am
  • AM Session close 12.30 pm
  • PM Session starts 1.30 pm
  • PM Session close 5.00 pm

Networking lunch is included in registration.

Melbourne Connect 

700 Swanston Street, Carlton 3053


  • The University Square Public car park is a 7-minute walk from the venue.
  • Casual Entry: $25.00 all day. 

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