About This Webinar

Aired Live on: November 1, 2018 @ 11:30 am ET

Achieving key business goals such operational efficiency, regulatory compliance and analytical insights require organizations to know the lineage of its data. These goals are jeopardized when answering a question about data requires days and even weeks of manual effort. Unfortunately this happens too often because the necessary knowledge is distributed among systems and stakeholders and often is not even captured digitally in a usable form. Questions that organizations find challenging to answer quickly and reliably include: where does a specific piece of data come from, where is it used, how is it calculated, where does it reside, what data is needed by a specific application or a business process, and more …

Who Should Attend: Enterprise Architects, Solution Architects, Data Architects, Chief Data Officers and Chief Information Officers, Data Governance Project and Program Managers, Data Stewards, Data Quality Managers, IT Implementers, Business Intelligence Program Managers and Data Warehousing Program Managers.

Join us to learn more about business use cases that rely on understanding the lineage of data and how it can be:

  • Captured incrementally using a combination of automated and user curated approaches
  • Presented at different levels – from business level dependencies between applications to very granular transformation mappings of data elements
  • Explored from multiple perspectives such as business terms, business activities, applications and infrastructure as well as data elements and data sources
  • Drilled down and/or rolled up depending on the needs of users

More on the Presenters:

Irene Polikoff

Irene Polikoff has more than two decades of experience in software development, management, consulting and strategic planning. Since co-founding TopQuadrant in 2001 Irene has been involved in more than a dozen projects in government and commercial sectors. She has written strategy papers, trained customers on the use of the Semantic Web standards, developed ontology models, designed solution architectures and defined deployment processes and guidance.

Ralph Hodgson

Ralph has over 25 years experience in the United States and internationally in enterprise systems design, consulting, software development and methodology development and deployment.


Irene Polikoff

CEO and Co-founder of TopQuadrant, Irene will present an overview of what people mean by data lineage, why it is important to business, and what capabilities are needed to support lineage to be effective and valuable for data governance.

Ralph Hodgson

CTO and Co-founder of TopQuadrant, Ralph will give a demo to show what is involved in going beyond just lineage visualization to providing effective capabilities for exploring key concerns of data governance with lineage. Such capabilities include: support for logical and physical data flows in addition to pipelines; drill down to the derivation maps; ability to see both impact (downstream dependencies) and lineage (upstream dependencies); integration with forms for contextual information editing; and more.