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Modern Data Governance for Managers

Does your organization rely on data? Is it increasingly difficult to get an overview of your data assets? Is your data governance approach seen as not facilitating your organization’s objectives? This 1-day masterclass will be particularly focusing on the role of AI in governance. It provides a guide to updated approaches for ensuring that data governance facilitates your teams not just with compliance but also with faster and more timely outcomes. These approaches are presented in the context of cloud-native data platforms and increasingly powerful AI technologies for unstructured data.

Why choose this masterclass?
  • What is this masterclass about?

    This masterclass will teach you about:

    • The data lifecycle perspective on data governance.
    • Understanding core technologies for data governance with respect to the modern data stack.
    • The relationship between machine learning and data governance.
    • What expertise areas and roles are needed to for data governance in organizations that rely on data.
    • Key approaches for deciding when to build or buy technology data governance.
  • Topics of the masterclass

    During the masterclass, the following topics will be discussed:

    Data governance in your organization:
    •    Discussing your challenges (moderated discussion)
    •    Data governance in practice
    Core Technologies:
    •    Data Lifecycles
    •    Data Observability and Lineage
    •    Managing Semantics and Knowledge Graphs
    •    Artificial Intelligence (e.g. governance of machine learning models, the role of AI in the spectrum of unstructured data to structured data)
    People & Processes:
    •    Key roles in data governance
    •    Selecting technologies
    •    Making a plan (moderated discussion)

  • Whom is this masterclass suitable for?

    This masterclass is aimed at senior professionals that are involved in decisions regarding data within an organization, such as CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, Enterprise Architects, Data Architects, Data Product Owners, Data Stewards, and Product managers.

  • Learning objectives

    At the end of this masterclass, you will be able to:

    •    Decide on personal hiring and training plans for staff.
    •    Prioritize which technology investments to make and whether to build or buy technology.
    •    Use data governance to identify efficiencies and prioritize data acquisition.
    •    Speed time to market by enabling teams to find and use the data they need.

  • What makes this masterclass unique?

    In addition to content about data governance for compliance, this masterclass will also provide insight into management structures and techniques for value creation. In particular, the role of Artificial Intelligence within different aspects of data governance will be discussed.  

Lecturer: prof. dr. Paul Groth

Paul Groth is Professor of Algorithmic Data Science at the University of Amsterdam where he leads the Intelligent Data Engineering Lab (INDElab). He is also the scientific director of the UvA Data Science Centre. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southampton (2007) and has done research at the University of Southern California, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Elsevier Labs. His research focuses on intelligent systems for dealing with large amounts of diverse contextualized knowledge with a particular focus on web and science applications. This includes research in data provenance, data integration and knowledge sharing.

LAB42 (Science Park Campus)
LAB42 (Science Park Campus)
Practical Information

Date: October 2023 (exact date wille be announced soon)
Mode of study: On-campus session
Language: English
Location: Lab42, Science Park 900, Amsterdam 
Price: €995,- (UvA alumni get a 10% discount. Fees are VAT-exempt)
Certificate: A Certificate of Attendance from the University of Amsterdam
Maximum number of participants: 25

Timetable of the day:
•    09:15 - 09:30: arrival
•    09:30 - 12:00: lecture & discussions
•    12:00 - 13:00: lunch
•    13:00 - 17:00: lecture & discussions


Do you have questions about this masterclass?
Please contact Liza Lambert, Project Manager Lifelong Learning (Informatics Institute)

Facts & Figures
Language of instruction English
Starts in May