Data Ownership is fundamental to the successul implementation of Data Governance. This would involve creating an accountability framework to formalise responsibilities for core areas e.g. establishing data owners and experts for data domains.
Without accountability key data governance activities are not possible e.g. resolving data quality issues. Roles already exist for managing data, staff who are managing data already have a responsibility to ensure data quality.
This should not be a burden on staff roles. Our approach is to identify Data Owners and Experts incrementally on a project by project basis.