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  • Monday, October 03, 2022 10:32
    Message # 12940600
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This is a forum to share information and notices of public surveys for data professionals in the community.

  • Monday, October 03, 2022 10:35
    Reply # 12940601 on 12940600
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Data Talent in GC: Questions you'll be glad you answered.

    We would like to update you on our progress and invite you to participate in a short survey to identify top challenges related to data talent.

    More info here.

  • Thursday, December 08, 2022 16:17
    Reply # 13018865 on 12940600
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Vote for Power BI to include multilingual support, here.

  • Thursday, January 12, 2023 10:02
    Reply # 13054248 on 12940600
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Data Governance Professionals Organization (DGPO) is a non-profit, vendor neutral association comprised of business, IT and data professionals dedicated to advancing the discipline of data governance. The DGPO is pleased to announce that submissions are invited for the 2023 Annual DGPO Data Governance Best Practices Award

    Please submit your nomination to

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023 12:48
    Reply # 13099031 on 12940600
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Information and Data Toolkit Update (Feb 13 to Feb 24)

    The Information and Data Governance team has been busy working on improving the Information and Data Toolkit (formerly IM Toolkit) web content for users across the GC. Now that we have created a new web site architecture that’s more user-focused with up-to-date information, we are seeking your feedback on the usability of the toolkit. Our goal is to ensure that the new Information and Data Toolkit’s user interface is easy to navigate, more consistent across pages, and user friendly. 


    We are now seeking your feedback! 

    Since you are part of a community that may access this content, your feedback is vital to ensure that the end-user experience of the Information and Data Toolkit is as seamless as possible. We’d also ask that you share the link or invite your networks to participate in this user test. Our team appreciates you taking the time to give your feedback as the product continues to develop into what would serve its users best. 


    Participate now! 

    Complete the Information and Data user test here:  Welcome to the IM and Data Test | Treejack by Optimal Workshop. (Available in English only) open from February 13 to February 24. 

    Your anonymous response will help us to organize the content on our website.  

  • Thursday, February 16, 2023 10:56
    Reply # 13100235 on 12940600
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Call for Submissions

    2023 DGPO Data Governance

    Best Practice Award

    Deadline is in Two Weeks

    March 3, 2023

    The Data Governance Professionals Organization (DGPO) is a non-profit, vendor neutral association comprised of business, IT and data professionals dedicated to advancing the discipline of data governance. The DGPO is pleased to announce that submissions are invited for the 2023 Annual DGPO Data Governance Best Practices Award.

    Submission Deadline is rapidly approaching on Friday, March 3, 2023. Only one nomination per organization.

    The award is given to practitioners within a customer organization, corporation or government agency in recognition of an outstanding data governance program.  Sorry, software vendors and consulting companies who provide consulting services, tools, or other software products are not eligible.  For those vendors, this means the entire corporate entity, not just a division, is ineligible.   

    Submissions will be judged on their response to the following:

    • Business need(s) being addressed
    • Approach used to design, develop and implement the program
    • Scope and depth of the Data Governance Program as well as program longevity
    • Data governance defined roles and responsibilities
    • Communications and marketing approaches
    • Policies, procedures and processes established
    • Program metrics and business value provided



    • Submissions are due by March 3, 2023. Only one nomination per organization
    • Submissions must be made in PowerPoint, no more than 10 slides
    • All submissions become the property of the Data Governance Professionals Organization and may be used in part or full for promotional and/or educational purposes
    • We will honor specific confidentiality requests and refrain from making certain information public, however confidential information must be specifically identified and limited to no more than 20% of the overall submission
    • There will be no deadline extensions given to submitting organizations
    • The winning organization agrees to deliver a webinar for the DGPO Case Studies Webinar Series
    • A representative of the nominee organization must be available for a telephone interview with the judges, if necessary
    • Finalists will be notified in April 2023. The winner will be announced in May and the award will be formally presented at the 2023 Data Governance and Information Quality (DGIQ) Conference in June in San Diego. The winner will be invited to present a case study in person of their data governance program. One person from the winner organization will receive 4-nights hotel stay at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa and economy airfare up to $1,000 USD from their hometown to San Diego.


    Nominee Information:

    Provide the full corporate name, address, telephone, email and Web address for the organization being nominated for the Best Practice Award entry. Make sure to include the Individual(s) at the nominee organization who is to be contacted regarding the nomination and/or submission (include name, title, telephone, e-mail). This should be the person who will respond to questions and be interviewed by the judges if chosen as a finalist. You may also provide an alternate contact if you wish.

    Please provide a statement that acknowledges your acceptance of the Submission Conditions as outlined above.

    You do not need to be a member of the DGPO to submit an entry.

    Please submit your nomination to

    Judges for this year's award are:

    Toby Hall, Roosevelt Innovations, Winner of the 2020 Best Practice Award

    Sherry Hidalgo, Shaw Inc., DGPO Secretary

    Michele Koch, Maximus, Founding Member and Former DGPO Board Member

    David Loshin, Knowledge Integrity, DGPO Advisor

    Curtis Mischler, Roosevelt Innovations, Winner of the 2020 Best Practice Award

    Tina Radcliffe, Early Warning Services, DGPO Member

    Erverna Navamalar Thanasegaram, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Winner of the 2022 Best Practice Award

    Questions may be directed to Davida Berger, President, DGPO

    at (973) 632-0138 or

    CLICK HERE for more information

    Data Governance Professionals Organization

  • Friday, March 03, 2023 13:15
    Reply # 13118495 on 12940600
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    DATAVERSITY Trends in Data Management 2023


    Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey on Data Management practices and trends, conducted by DATAVERSITY. Your answers help us to compile the best educational resources, and in the immediate, will be analyzed and published in the Trends in Data Management Research Report coming out in September 2023.   

    The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. We will collect responses through Friday, March 31, and we will send the compiled preliminary results to all those who complete the survey with their email address, on or before April 28, 2023. 

    If you are a consultant or vendor, please use your most recent customer engagement to complete the survey questions.   

    DATAVERSITY would like to thank Donna Burbank for her assistance in designing the survey questions, for being the subject matter expert for this paper, and for her constant support in our educational endeavors.  

    Please note, by providing your email address in this survey, you are agreeing to receive marketing email communications from DATAVERSITY. You may manage your subscriptions or unsubscribe at any time from DATAVERSITY. 

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  • Wednesday, April 26, 2023 11:44
    Reply # 13181421 on 12940600
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    DCMI 2023: Call for Participation

    Metadata Innovation: Enabling Knowledge in a Data-Intensive World

    November 6-10, Daegu, Korea


    For more than two decades, the Dublin Core community has been a fertile ground for researchers, educators, practitioners, and developers to exchange and share ideas, knowledge, experience, and innovative projects on metadata.


    After three years of pandemic conditions and three all-virtual conferences, many of us look forward to meeting again in person, so we are planning for an in-person meeting in early November, in Daegu, Korea.


    DCMI 2023, the twenty-first International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, will embrace the whole spectrum of innovation in metadata design, implementation, and best practices, with a special focus on challenges and opportunities in a data-intensive world.


    Today's data-driven, data-dependent, and data-intensive environment requires metadata that is findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR), which is the underpinning of data and knowledge ecosystems.


    Metadata has never been more crucial than today. Trending fields related to digital transformation such as connected data catalogs, collaboration and remote work, artificial intelligence and machine learning, digital history and ethics, and open science depend on high-quality metadata.


    The parallel growth of data and metadata challenges the metadata community to rethink its research and practices in order to stay ahead of emerging trends.


    DCMI 2023 is a venue for discussing "innovative practice" - new solutions to practical problems. It draws participants from universities, research institutions, and LAMs (libraries, archives, museums), as well as corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.


    The organizers of DCMI 2023 seek inspirational submissions on innovative ideas, practices, and solutions that are built on theoretical models, empirical evidence, and ethical and just foundations of metadata.


    Submissions in the form of papers (long and short), posters, panels, tutorials, and student forums are welcome in the following broad categories of metadata design, deployment, and best practices:


    • Metadata principles, guidelines, and best practices
    • Curation, governance, resilience, and sustainability
    • Metadata quality and validation
    • Metadata analytics
    • Conceptual models and frameworks
    • Entity modeling and management
    • Metadata vocabularies
    • Interoperability and harmonization
    • Metadata automation, AI, and knowledge graphs
    • Lessons learned from research and implementation
    • Metadata and diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA)
    • Metadata history and ethics
    • Metadata for operational and research data
    • Metadata in digital humanities, open science, and business communications
    • Metadata and government
    • Metadata and commerce

    Submission Guidelines

    • At least one author of an accepted submission must be physically present at the conference to present the work in person (*with an exception of the student forum).
    • Submissions must follow the guidelines for one of the categories enumerated below.
    • All submissions must be in English.
    • All submissions must be made via the Submission System,
    • Submissions must be a single Portable Document Format (PDF) along with the document's source.
    • The source file should be Open Office (.odf) Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), or LaTeX files in a single compressed zip file (.zip).


    Formatting Guidelines

    • Page size: ISO A4 (8.27 in x 11.69 in / 21 cm x 29.69 cm)
    • Top and bottom margins: 1.18 in / 3 cm
    • Left margin: 1.14 in / 2.9 cm
    • Right margin: 1.13 in / 2.87 cm
    • Header from top: .5 in /1.27 cm


    Submission categories



    • The open-access conference proceedings are indexed by Scopus, DBLP, Google Scholar, Semantic Scholar, ACM, and Crossref. Online proceedings will be available before the start of the conference.
    • Presentation slides, poster slide images, and student forum extended abstracts will be published on the DCMI website.

    Full papers

    Full papers either describe innovative work in detail or provide critical, well-referenced overviews of key developments or good practices.

    • 8-10 pages, single-spaced, plus references

    Short papers

    Short papers are narrower in scope than full papers and may be either a description of work in progress, or a project report that concisely describes a specific model, application, or activity.

    • 4-5 pages, single-spaced, plus references


    Posters are for the presentation of projects, research under development, or late-breaking results.

    • 2-page abstract, single-spaced, plus references


    Panel sessions are organized by experts in a specific area of metadata. Each panel serves as a focused exchange regarding the latest research and/or best practice in the area.

    • 1-2 page abstract with panelists bios of 100-150 words each


    Tutorials introduce specific topics of current interest in metadata practice, optionally including hands-on practice. Proposals for tutorials must include:

    • 2-3 page proposal including:
      • Title of tutorial and topic to be covered (2-3 paragraphs)
      • Target audience and expected learning outcomes
      • Tutorial style: lecture, demonstration, hands-on practice, etc.
      • Any prior knowledge required (e.g., RDF, programming languages)
      • Whether participants must (or should) bring laptops or install software beforehand
      • Presenter bios (100-150 words each)

    Student Forum

    The student forum aims at providing an opportunity for master’s and doctoral students to share their experiences and exchange ideas of best practices, research in progress, and findings in areas related to metadata innovation.

    * Student forum will be in a hybrid format. In-person participation is encouraged with the option of virtual.

    • Less than 1500 words plus references
    • All presenters at the student forum will receive free registration for the conference
    • All presenters attending the in-person conference will be automatically eligible for the Student Forum Award competition. The Student Forum Committee will select the winner who will receive a $500 prize to cover the travel costs


    Submission Deadlines

    • Papers (full and short): May 5th, 2023, 11:59pm (AoE)
    • Posters, Panels, Tutorials, and Student Forum: May 26th, 2023, 11:59pm (AoE)
    • Best Practices and Talks are by invitation


    Important Dates

    • Notification to authors: July 14, 2023
    • Final copy due: August 4, 2023

  • Monday, June 19, 2023 15:11
    Reply # 13217057 on 12940600
    Anonymous member (Administrator)


    We want to hear from you! Consultation on the Standard for Managing Metadata Product Suite and the draft Guidance on Digital File Formats.  


    As a result of the What WHeard report from our February 2023 consultation on the draft Standard for Managing Metadata, the Information and Data Governance Team within OCIO has tweaked the Standard and developed three supplementary guidance documents to support its implementation. We’re now ready to go back out and consult with GC employees and communities once again, to ensure that we got it right and capture their final review of the documents.  


    In parallel, we are asking GC employees and communities to review and provide feedback on the draft Guidance on Digital File Formats, which was developed as part of feedback received from GC departments related to the Standard for Systems that Manage Information and Data (SStMID). 


    Participate now! 


    From now until June 30, 2023, you can provide your direct input on these draft documents by clicking the links below: 


    Please visit the Service and Digital Consultation list on GCpedia and check back often for new internal to GC consultations.  

  • Sunday, July 02, 2023 12:17
    Reply # 13222765 on 12940600
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We want your feedback – Overview of the GC Digital Talent Strategy / Nous voulons votre rétroaction – Aperçu de la Stratégie en matière de talents numériques du GC

    Hi everyone!

    Over the past few months, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS)'s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) has been developing the Government of Canada (GC) Digital Talent Strategy, which seeks to increase the GC’s ability to deliver secure, reliable, and user-centric digital services by attracting, retaining, and developing digital talent across the GC. 

    By digital talent, we mean folks across classifications and domains who develop or deliver digital initiatives, products, or services, including application developers, cloud engineers, cyber security practitioners, user experience designers, and so many more roles. 

    The Strategy is made up of four (4) missions: 

    ·         Mission #1 – Attract and recruit digital talent  

    ·         Mission #2 - Develop and retain digital talent  

    ·         Mission #3 – Set digital talent and the enterprise up for success through fit-for-purpose processes, policies, and tools  

    ·         Mission #4 - Create a digital culture defined by diversity, equity, and inclusion and putting people first to drive service excellence  

    Each mission is comprised of actions that are designed to be achievable within a three-year period. After the Strategy is published in late summer/early fall, a roadmap will be released to departments and agencies with further detail surrounding actions, sub-actions, expected outcomes, and accountable organizations. 

    Here is a GC Digital Talent Strategy presentation which outlines the purpose, context, missions and associated actions. 
    English deck (comment only): 

    We are still seeking feedback and want to see your comments and questions: if you’re interested, please comment directly in the Google Slides file. If you're experiencing issues adding comments, please send me a message at 

    Thank you! 


    Bonjour à tous! 

    Au cours des derniers mois, le Bureau de la dirigeante principale de l’information (BDPI) du Secrétariat du Conseil du Trésor du Canada (SCT) a élaboré la Stratégie en matière de talents numériques du gouvernement du Canada (GC), qui vise à accroître la capacité du GC à fournir des services numériques sécurisés, fiables et centrés sur l’utilisateur en attirant, en retenant et en perfectionnant les talents numériques à l’échelle du GC. 

     Par talents numériques, nous entendons les personnes qui, dans toutes les classifications et tous les domaines, élaborent ou fournissent des initiatives, des produits ou des services numériques, y compris les développeurs d’applications, les ingénieurs de l’informatique en nuage, les praticiens de la cybersécurité, les concepteurs de l’expérience utilisateur, et bien d’autres rôles encore.  

     La Stratégie est composée de quatre (4) missions :  

    Mission no 1 – Attirer et recruter des talents numériques. 

    Mission no 2 – Perfectionner et retenir les talents numériques. 

    Mission no 3 – Préparer les talents numériques et l’organisation à la réussite grâce à des processus, des politiques et des outils adaptés. 

    Mission no 4 – Créer une culture numérique définie par la diversité, l’équité et l’inclusion et donner la priorité aux personnes pour favoriser l’excellence des services. 

    Chaque mission est composée d’actions conçues pour être réalisables dans un délai de trois ans. Après la publication de la Stratégie à la fin de l’été ou au début de l’automne, on communiquera une feuille de route aux ministères et aux agences, avec des détails supplémentaires sur les actions, les sous-actions, les résultats escomptés et les organisations responsables.  

    Vous trouverez une présentation de la Stratégie en matière de talents numériques du GC qui décrit l’objectif, le contexte, les missions et les actions associées.  

    Présentation en français (commentaire seulement): 

    Nous sommes toujours à la recherche de votre rétroaction, et souhaitons avoir vos commentaires et vos questions : si vous êtes intéressé(e), veuillez commenter directement dans le fichier Google Slides. Si vous éprouvez des difficultés à ajouter des commentaires, veuillez m’envoyer un message, à   


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