Data Governance Beyond Silos: Collaboration with IR and IT Creates Success

Thursday, April 18 | 1:00PM–1:45PM PT | Centennial C, Third Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Higher education institutions increase the likelihood of successfully evolving their data landscapes by utilizing strengths across functional units and reducing areas for friction. This session explores how the University of North Texas (UNT) went from being data rich and information poor to an enterprise where a successful data analytics, data governance, and data modeling program fundamentally altered the data-informed decision-making process. Hear perspectives from both information technology and institutional research to uncover secrets for collaboration and mutual impact. In just over a year, the UNT Insights Program has grown from a concept to an initiative with over 450 trained campus users and 1000+ terms in our data governance program and has garnered more than $1,000,000 in savings for the institution.

Outcomes: Learn foundational elements required to successfully build a close IR and IT collaboration around data warehousing and analytics * Gain key strategies to alter a campus trajectory with data management and data governance based on successful practices implemented at UNT * Learn new approaches and tactics to implement a large-scale data warehouse and analytics program at an institution grappling with data maturity


  • Rama Dhuwaraha

  • Jason Simon

    Associate Vice President - Data, Analytics, and Institutional Research, University of North Texas

Resources & Downloads

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