Renaissance Dallas Hotel

EmpoweringData Series

Quest & erwin by Quest
June 21st, 2023, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM CT, Successfully Held

A Half Day Conference at Renaissance Dallas Hotel

EmpoweringData Series

Quest Software
erwin by Quest

June 21st, 2023,
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM CT,
Successfully Held

A Half Day Conference at Renaissance Dallas Hotel

What we discussed?

Participants joined us for a day focusing on data programs and strategies with data leaders from local companies in the area.

We explored topics that included:

  • AI and the new Bill of Rights
  • What is your next step to Data Maturity, what are the obstacles?
  • Are you considering the Data Mesh?
  • How have you built trust in the data?


10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Registration & Welcome by Quest Software

10:30 AM – 11:10 AM


Identifying Root Causes of Data Quality Problems

When companies discover incorrect data, the typical reaction is data profiling, data cleansing, and then a plan to avoid repeating the mistakes that led to it. Data quality issues are much more challenging to resolve when they span the enterprise.

3 common challenges create data quality issues and make it difficult to resolve them:

  • Not treating data as an enterprise asset
  • Executive management indifference
  • No time to implement & monitor best practices

In this session, we’ll discuss the different ways enterprises are addressing data quality today.

11:15 AM – 11:55 AM


New Best Practices for Data Democratization

How are different companies building data-driven organizations? We believe data democratization means empowering staff to bring the right data to the right decisions, but simply exposing more employees to more data is not enough. They need to be able to create, consume, and manage the right data.

Employees need customized guardrails depending on their level of expertise or the problem they are trying to solve. And those guardrails should not become deterrents that stagnate either the future growth of the business, or the employees, but rather promote personal and professional growth.

How are companies balancing these sometimes contradictory goals? We’ll discuss this in this session.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch & Networking

1:00 PM – 1:40 PM


Data Governance in the Age of Chat GPT

Sweeping data privacy regulations are forcing businesses to understand and simplify the architecture of their data and applications. Promoting knowledge of the data ecosystem and providing the mechanisms needed to protect sensitive data are essential for any company handling PII in 2023. The rise of generative AI applications like ChatGPT is having a big impact on data governance policies.

In this session, we’ll discuss the notion of “sensitive data governance” and how it’s being executed in 2023. We’ll focus on how organizations are updating their data governance policies to reflect the massive increase in generative AI adoption and the likely regulatory response that will follow, including:

  • Indicate when AI is being used
  • Authenticate the source of the information
  • Ensure there is no bias

Building policies around generative AI tools should be driven by those accountable for the data within the organization. Have you taken a pause on AI to do this today and how are you preparing for these new regulations?

1:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Case Study + Q&A

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM


Solution Expert

Susan Laine
Director of Solution Strategists/DI Thought Leader, Quest

Sue is the Director of Sales Strategists/DI Thought Leader for the Erwin Data Intelligence product line. A thought leader in the application of technology and business process to solve real business problems, Sue has over 20 years of experience working with metadata on the buy side as a customer and the sell side as a vendor, including implementation, showcasing, and program support. She has worked to structure and drive enterprise data management programs. Additionally, Sue has extensive support experience to sustain these initiatives within an organization.

She has supported a wide range of clients, including financial, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, and e-Commerce with a general need to provide data-driven business practices. Sue is responsible for launching and guiding Quests Data Intelligence solution’s superior Modeling/Data Intelligence technology in fresh, modern offerings that deliver excellent value for today’s challenging business demands.

Sue is a frequent speaker at industry events regarding enterprise metadata management, data lineage, data governance, and engaging training for end users and partners.


Lunch at Renaissance Dallas Hotel

Enliven your stay in Dallas, TX, at the luxury Renaissance Dallas Hotel. Located near Dallas Market Center, the Dallas Design District and Market Hall, our hotel places guests in the heart of the city.

Renaissance Dallas Hotel

2222 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207, United States

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