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Thank You For Sharing My Data: Making the case for new and emerging, top level data roles through data governance

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • State of Minnesota Centennial 658 Cedar Street, St Paul, MN 55155


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With the increase in data breaches, career hackers, and data thieves, cybersecurity and data governance are increasingly intertwined. Ellena will walk through national and statewide approaches, exploring both proven successes and failures. From your analytics to your data swamp strategy, this presentation will be interactive and practical. Ellena will focus on providing techniques on how to develop data governance strategy through a cybersecurity lens.



Ellena Schoop, Enterprise Data Architect and Sr. Data Governance for the State of Minnesota’ MNIT Services.  She has over 25 years of experience in leadership roles in public and private sector.

Currently working with National Governors Association (NGA), 7 other states on cross-sector data sharing initiative to inform policy https://www.govtech.com/analytics/NGA-Initiative-Could-Enable-Data-Sharing-On-Policy-Between-Agencies.html.  She works with technology and business leaders in Data Governance and Data Management, including, data security and privacy, integration, analytics, and data migration strategies. Ellena has also implemented data governance and data stewardship programs and processes throughout her career.  She has delivered on large projects and received several leadership awards.  Ellena previously presented at numerous conferences, panel discussions and more, such as IT Government Symposiums, Digital Summit, and she has contributed to several white papers published by National Chief Information Officers (NASCIO).


Presentation Deck


8:30 Registration & Networking
9:00 Opening Remarks
9:15 - 11:30  Presentation

11:30 - 11:45  Open Q&A



Centennial Office Building

658 Cedar Street

St Paul, MN 55155


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