WHO WE ARE

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Who We Are

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THE CONTEXT

What is Data Collaboration?

Learn how data should work in the modern, inclusive enterprise.

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OUR MANIFESTO

What guides us?

Learn about the 3 principles of the Data Collaboration Manifesto that keeps us moving and motivated.

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OUR LEADERSHIP

Who's on our Board?

See profiles of our leadership team.

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OUR ADVISORS

Who advises us?

Check out the volunteer advisors who consult on our strategy and operations.

WHAT WE VALUE

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Control

We value the ability to CONTROL data as the essential starting point for privacy, collaboration,  and accelerated innovation. There's no such thing as "data ownership" or "data protection" without first establishing control.

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Collaboration

The intelligent enterprise of the future will use collaboration on data between people and systems as the basis of accelerated innovation. The future is data-centric, not code centric.

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Transparency

We are committed to the elimination of data replication in order to enhance the auditability of data usage. This is the basis for improved trust.

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Inclusiveness

The universal language of data is democratizing IT and enabling a much wider range of people to participate in innovation. We also recognize the role of artificial intelligences in the Data Collaboration methodology. 

KEY PEOPLE

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Chris McLellan

 

 

Chris manages our programs that are building a future of control, collaboration, and meaningful data ownership.

Director of Operations

Kaitlann Silao

 

Kaitlann provides operational support for our community of partners, thought leaders, and learners.

Community Manager
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KEY PROGRAMS

The Data Drop

The Data Drop podcast shares news, analysis, and debate on Data Privacy and the implications of true data ownership.

iOWN Council

The Information Ownership Network is a community network of privacy, compliance, and IT professionals whose mission is to advance data ownership and the future of applications through experimentation and the creation of open resources.

Data Collab University

The future of technology is data-centric, not code-centric. We offer free foundational skills in Data Collaboration technology and methodology.

WHO GETS INVOLVED

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Skills advocates

The World of IT and technology will only become more inclusive through direct outreach. Our Data Skills Council brings together HR, training, and future of work advocates to help us in our mission to democratize data-centric skills.

Students

The future is data-centric, not code-centric. We invite students to explore that journey at their own pace in our free Data Collaboration University.

Workers

Are you a master of spreadsheets or databases looking for your next career move? Make the transition to data-centric innovation via the Data Collaboration University.

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Privacy Pros

Fragmented app databases are giving way to the controlled architectures. Data privacy, compliance, UX, and IT folks can roll up their sleeves via the iOWN Council.

Thought Leaders

Are you passionate data? We invite thought leaders to become a contributor and share their insights and ideas on how data ownership and Data Collaboration could (and should) work in the real world.

Organizations

Does your organization support data ownership and inclusive innovation? Become a partner - it's free, and unlocks opportunities for your teams to participate in our key programs.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Partner

We're looking for organizational partners to support our mission and programs.

Engage

Privacy, compliance, and IT professionals can apply to join the iOWN Council.

 

HR, training, and skills advocates can apply to join our Data Skills Council.

Subscribe

Join our email list and get our monthly newsletter sent to your inbox or subscribe to The Data Drop, our podcast covering the front lines in the battle for data ownership.

Learn

Our Learning Zone is now open for pre-registrations.

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GET IN TOUCH

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Contact​

For general enquires and media requests.

FAQs

 

Get answers to our most commonly asked questions.

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