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SBVR-Driven Information Governance: A Case Study in the Flemish Public Administration

  • Pieter De Leenheer
  • Aldo de Moor
  • Stijn Christiaens


Databases persistently store data and provide standardised access to it for communities consisting of human as well as software agents. However, adequate information governance in such a bi-sortal setting requires more than that. Despite the rigorous formal structure that may have been imposed on a data set, if it cannot be disclosed to third parties, their value is practically zero. The ICT-outsourcing partnership between the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training (FMET) and EDS-Telindus, now HP, appreciated the subtle difference between data and information, and the need for more maturity regarding the governance of their vast (meta-)data landscape. This is shown by initiatives such as the development of a Data Warehouse and an Information Governance Organization.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pieter De Leenheer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Aldo de Moor
    • 2
    • 3
  • Stijn Christiaens
    • 2
  1. 1.Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdam
  2. 2.Collibra nv/saBrussel
  3. 3.CommunitySenseTilburg

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