Data Governance – How to Extract Value from Your Data in the Cloud – Webinar


January 25, 2022


1:00pm-2:00pm CDT; 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT


1 CPE / 0.1 CEU / CISSP / 1 PDU Credits Awarded


Conference location: ONLINE

Join GCP certified Professional Data Engineer Nitin Bothe as he covers:


  • The importance of clearly defined Data Ownership & Stewardship
  • Data Access Control Mechanisms and their benefits to secure data in the cloud
  • How to alert your team about data changes via audit process
  • Data Quality Challenges (bad data, AI/ML challenges with bad data, controlling data quality via data governance in cloud, DQ score card/ reporting)
  • Building synergy across various functions via data classification, tagging, and categorizing
  • The importance of established metadata management solutions to collect technical, business, and operational metadata for all assets/applications that are in cloud environment
  • How to capture data lineage and operational metrics for audit, balance, and control, and build a catalog with indexes for end users to search and access easily


Webinar Price: $0.00 per person


Nitin Bothe

Senior Manager, Technical Architecture, Accenture AI






Panelists include:

  • Gregg Saksefski, Director, IT Applications, Brookdale Senior Living
  • Michael Baraz, Head of Finance Data Office, Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • Rich Olejniczak, SVP, Data Programs & Business Analytics, Wintrust Financial Corporation
  • Bob Rehak, Data Architect, Kiewit Technology Group
  • Michelle Hill, Assistant Director – Data Governance and Stewardship / Core Data & Analytics, Northwestern Mutual
  • Nick Hansgen, Lead Analytic Architect, Enterprise Data Capabilities, General Mills



Saksefski           Baraz        Olejniczak       Rehak             Hill            Hansgen


Nitin Bothe

Senior Architect with over 17+ years of experience in full lifecycle systems integration solutions and data strategy across big data, cloud, data warehousing, Business Intelligence, Data Governance, dev-ops, and application design and implementation. Proven architect and thought leader within high-profile engagements, guiding Healthcare, Banking/Insurance, Retail and Manufacturing organizations from data strategy through implementation.



Gregg Saksefski

Gregg Saksefski has worked for the last 7 years as IT Director Applications with Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. which operates 675 communities in 41 states. Brookdale’s 35,000 associates provide 60,000 seniors with a comprehensive network of services to support their lifestyle in an environment that feels like home. Brookdale’s 40 years expertise in healthcare, hospitality and real estate provides their residents with opportunities to improve wellness, pursue passions and stay connected with friends and loved ones. Gregg’s current team of 9 analysts and developers supports the data warehouse, BI reporting and Financial Planning for Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. Gregg has 30 years’ experience leading data warehouse and analytical reporting projects across industries with organizations including: West Bend Mutual Insurance; Walt Disney Parks and Resorts; Johnson Controls Inc.; Milwaukee Public Schools District; University of Wisconsin – Madison; M&I Corp. (BMO Harris Bank) , WPS Health Insurance, Creative Automation (Valid USA), Case Corporation (CNH Industrial), and Donnelley Marketing Information Services (Dun & Bradstreet).



Michael Baraz

Michael Baraz is a career data professional who has consulted with many leading financial and insurance institutions. He has bootstrapped data governance programs, led major BI, data warehouse, Master Data Management, data integration architecture efforts, in general, all things data.

Michael earned his MBA at Florida International University and his since achieved certifications, including TOGAF Enterprise Architect and Agile Scrum Master.




Rich Olejniczak

Rich is an experienced analytical business leader with over 20 years industry knowledge and experience. He has led teams in both classical business areas as well as IT areas all focused on leveraging data to make transformational changes all focused on the customer experience. He holds degrees from The United States Military Academy, DePaul University and Northwestern University. He teaches Business Analytics, Operations and Research at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He also is the SVP – Data Programs and Business Analytics at Wintrust where he’s responsible for the creation and delivery of analytical and reporting architecture, capabilities and practices to meet Wintrust’s business needs.




Bob Rehak

Bob Rehak is an IT professional with over 40 years of experience working with business and IT users in aerospace defense, airline operations, customer relationship management, marketing, insurance, construction, education, and retail to provide effective, practical solutions. He is passionate about using a data centric approach to simplify application development and reduce infrastructure cost and complexity. He holds a M.S. in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University and a B.S. in Mathematics from California State University, Northridge.




Michelle Hill

I am a dedicated IT professional with over 25 years experience in the Financial Services industry. I have played roles of developer, project manager, business consultant/business analyst, requirements lead, and information architect. But my passion is data and data management.




Nick Hansgen

Experienced Data Management & AI professional with 15+ years of experience in helping teams implement their Data Governance, Data Management & Analytics aspirations into reality. Recent & extensive experience in implementing Data Governance services through Shared Service models & delivering benefits to partners by leveraging economies of scope & scale.

Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 1 CPE credit for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.1 CEUs and 1 PDU. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.