The benefits of data governance are very important because most businesses rely on data and data analytics to "to make business decisions, optimize operations, create new products and services, and improve profitability."
Data stewards- data stewards can be thought of as data champions because they are the people that make sure that the data policies and data standards within an organization are adhered to in daily business. Data stewards are usually subject matter experts for a data entity and/or a set of data attributes. Consequently, they are either the ones responsible for taking care of data as an asset or the ones consulted in how to do that.
Data users are people that have access to an organization's data as part of assigned duties or in fulfillment of assigned roles or functions within an organization.
Data trustees are senior administrators that have a "significant responsibility for an operational area that uses a system/application serving as an authoritative source of data relied upon by an organization."
The roles highlighted above should be supported by a data governance office with a data governance team. A data governance team is typically comprised of: solution and data governance architect, data analyst, data strategist, compliance specialist, and master data governance manager.
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