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About MetaGovernance

─── Mission ───

MetaGovernance’s mission is to create and offer the world’s premiere technology-empowered information governance framework enabling clients to manage, harness, optimize, and leverage their information assets to achieve organizational objectives in a sustainable, cost-effective manner.

─── Founder And CEO ───

Steve Zagoudis

Our CEO of MetaGovernance founded the company in January 2008. Starting 2014, Steve has co-founded Information Governance Technology to implement a new paradigm in data governance that puts into practice the nuances in applying technology in a regulated world and addressing regulation through governance process and controls. Steve has substantial corporate experience directing IT, data governance and information governance efforts at BP, IBM, Goldman, and the Federal Home Loan Banks. As a result of his experience base, he has repeatedly demonstrated the dynamics of governance controls in the world of structured and unstructured big data, created value through augmentation of failed data warehouses by improving use from increased data confidence and control automation, and established an approach for eliminating waste across the information flow of organizations. Steve’s involvement with executive-level management puts into practice his passion of driving business and competitive advantage through the optimal use of an organization’s assets.

─── Our Experience ───

      After many years of combined experience addressing data issues in large organizations, we have learned that:

  1. Information governance requires an understanding of the underlying information governance and data governance architecture of the organization in order to be effective.
  2. Information governance requires an effective suite of software tools to capture the interrelationships of the underlying metadata and architecture of the organization.
  3. Without effective reconciliation controls, data and information governance policies and procedures operate in a vacuum without measurable benefits.
  4. A dedicated internal team with senior management support is necessary to build a sustainable program.  This can be combined with targeted professional services until the internal team gains the necessary training and experience.
  5. A consistent but adaptable framework that includes the information architecture model, software, reconciliation controls, targeted professional services, templates, and planning methodologies will lead to a successful implementation of a sustainable information governance program.