While every company has unique needs, goals, and structure, here are three key roles of data governance:
- Data admin: A data administrator is an individual responsible for overseeing and managing an organization’s data assets. Their role involves ensuring that data is accurate, secure, and available to those who need it. They work to maintain data integrity, set data policies, and ensure compliance with relevant regulations.
- Data steward: Data steward within an organization involves the responsible management and governance of data assets. Data stewards are individuals who are accountable for the quality, usability, security, and proper usage of specific sets of data.
- Data user: A data user is someone within a company who extracts value from data. Data users include executives, senior executives, business managers, marketers, researchers, and more.