"Data Governance is the exercise of decision making and authority for data-related matters. It’s a system of decision rights and accountabilities for information-related processes, executed according to agreed-upon models which describe who can take what actions with what information, and when, under what circumstances, using what methods". David Plotkin, 2013
Because of the proliferation and enforcement of data privacy laws everywhere, not to mention the explosive growth of data and its modern applications such as advanced analytics, it has become more important than ever for organizations to have solid Data Governance programs. Yet organizations have long struggled with operationalizing these initiatives; most Data Governance work happens in silos, is duplicated, is missing or ineffective. This problem endures to this day.
Prodago elevates the value of data assets by offering a Data Governance Management Platform that unifies and operationalizes what otherwise amounts to fragmented and sometimes too stringent governance attempts as a coping mechanism.
Unlike other companies in this space that offer technologies built to document or manipulate the Data itself, Prodago focuses on the operating practices required to satisfy Data Governance demands, such as policies, principles, regulatory compliance, or standards. It is not enough to document them; they must be operationalized to be truly effective..
As a result, Prodago unifies all Data Governance requirements under one common framework, enabling measurement and monitoring progress of data governance implementations. The solution further allows organizations to manage their data risks proactively, clarify roles and responsibilities, increase agility and alignment when facing new data challenges, raise successful data project delivery, and create the capability to be aligned with multiple data regulations.
Prodago offers software, professional services, and curated content to help organizations speed up time-to-value in implementing comprehensive, practical, adaptable, and operational Data Governance. The curated content, called Accelelerators, currently covers Data Privacy, Data Risk Management and AI Governance.
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Industry Award & Accolades
Prodago was named a Gartner Cool Vendor in 2016 for its first version of the Prodago Platform for Information Innovation & Governance.
Update October 2020 -- Gartner has further nominated Prodago for Enterprise AI Governance"
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Mario Cantin - CEO: Photo and Short Bio
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Mario Cantin is the founder and CEO of Prodago, a software company that focuses on operationalizing Data Governance. He is a respected expert in the fields of Data Governance and Data Management, a sought-after speaker, and a passionate communicator. He has been the driving force behind Prodago being recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor in Information Governance & Innovation as well as Enterprise A.I. Governance.
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