New ebook: How to become a data governance expert

Everything you need to know to master your organization’s data

In this e-book, you’ll learn:

  • Why data governance is rising to the top as a business imperative
  • What every data governance expert needs to know about people, processes, and technology
  • How to put data governance strategies into practice today
  • Where to go to keep on learning

The need for data governance is growing. Be the expert your organization needs to turn your data into a strategic asset.

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Sunil Soares

Sunil Soares is the founder and managing partner of Information Asset, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations build out their information governance programs and is a Collibra 5-star Ranger. Prior to founding Information Asset, Sunil was the Director of Information Governance at IBM, and worked with clients across six continents and multiple industries.

Sunil is an industry leader and author publishing, “The IBM Data Governance Unified Process”  currently in its second print, “Selling Information Governance to the Business: Best Practices by Industry and Job Function” and his best seller, “Big Data Governance” which discusses the importance of information governance for different types of big data such as social media, machine-to-machine, big transaction data, biometrics, and human generated data. His most recent publication is “IBM InfoSphere: A Platform for Big Data Governance and Process Data Governance” which addresses the convergence of big data, data governance and business process management.

Ram Naresh Pratti


Ram is responsible for fast-tracking Collibra engagements and centralizing Data Governance thought leadership to influence product features. Previously, he was Director of Professional Services and responsible for all Collibra implementation activities. Before joining the Collibra team, he was a Principal Consultant & Enterprise Information Architect specialized in enterprise re-architecture initiatives. He has nearly two decades of information management expertise in the Financial , Insurance, Retail, Healthcare, Hi-tech, Oil and Gas industries.

Vasiliki Nikolopoulou

Vasiliki has a Bachelor and Masters in Computer Engineering from The Computer Engineering School, Patras Greece, Summa Cum Laude. She also holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from Stern Business School, New York University, NYC, USA. Also she holds a diploma in French language and literature “Superieur II” From the Acedemie Francaise, Annex de Corinth, Greece. She is also Adjunct Professor at Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business, Graduate level, teaching Artificial Intelligence and Text Analytics.

She worked for 22 years at IBM in Brussels, Belgium and New York, US. During this time she earned multiple technical certifications, as an example Certification in Advanced Business Intelligence Solutions, Advanced Database Administration. She was on the Certification Board for IT Professionals and she also achieved the Senior IT Professional Certification, which is at the Executive level and the higher level of Professional Certification for IBM IT Professionals (earned by only 120 people worldwide at the time). She has written multiple articles and books with IBM, Collibra and independently. She has many awards from IBM and Oracle. She has also worked for Oracle and as a Director, Enterprise Architect at AXA Corp.

She has been a Senior Sales Engineer at Collibra for more than 2 years now, and is active with technical articles, and sales.

Steward and Community Manager Certifications in University 2.0

Manage TasksLast week, we added the recommended course roadmap and certification exams to the University 2.0 platform. We will be adding other certifications as we continue the migration. If you are taking courses in University 1.0 and have not complete more than 10 courses, we recommend that you migrate to University 2.0 now. All certifications are valid for 2 years after issuance.

Community Manager certification requires the successful completion of the Steward certification exam prior to enrollment. The certification exams address 4.5. Collibra DGC 5.0 certification exams will be introduced as more courses are made available and the install base increases.

DGC v5.0 Learning Material and Collibra Recognition Awards

DGC v5.0 Learning Material Begins Roll Out

Collibra University 2.0 has been up and running for one week and already we have added more content to further your knowledge of Data Governance. Three Star Ranger Bill Kaiser has recorded over 40 tutorials focused on Collibra’s latest release, Data Governance Center 5.0.

Be sure to check out this interview with Bill as he explains the benefits of becoming a Collibra Certified Ranger.

All tutorials are accessible through the tutorials link in the top navigation. We’ll be organizing the tutorials into a more friendly layout in the coming weeks as well as adding courses dedicated to getting you up and running in our latest offering.

David Tews of MetLife wins Collibra Recognition Award

David Tews, an Enterprise Data Governance Analyst at MetLife, has received the Collibra Recognition Award. David was selected by the Collibra University staff for recognition based on his contributions to the advancement of Data Governance and improvement of Collibra University’s offerings. Thank you David for making the learning experience better for everyone.