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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. Prior to this role, Sunil was the Director of Information Governance at IBM, and worked with clients across six continents and multiple industries. Sunil has published a book called The IBM Data Governance Unified Process that details the fourteen steps and almost one hundred sub-steps to implement an information governance program. The book is currently in its second print and has also been translated into Chinese. Sunil’s second book, Selling Information Governance to the Business: Best Practices by Industry and Job Function, reviews the best way to approach information governance by industry and function. His third book, Big Data Governance, will review 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. Sunil has also worked at the Financial Services Strategy Consulting Practice of Booz Allen & Hamilton in New York. He lives in New Jersey and holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


Keeping Information Governance Agile

Discover six key best practices for planning, implementing, and assessing big data projects in a continual process

Big Data and the Evolving Role of Governance

Big Data and the Evolving Role of Governance

How data governance leads and data stewards can embrace and extend the role of big data in their organizations


Aligning the Producers and Consumers of Data: A Healthcare Example

Creating organizational awareness through data governance


Governance Over Critical Data Elements

10 industry examples that quantify its value

Data Governance in the Oil and Gas Industry

Integrating Data Governance and Big Data with Business Processes

An example from the oil and gas industry

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A Framework that Focuses on the “Data” in Big Data Governance

Big data types, information governance disciplines, industries, and functions

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Big Data Governance: A Framework to Assess Maturity

Questions to help you assess your organization’s current and desired states


Governing Customer, Product, Network, and Big Data in Telecommunications

Best practices for managing industry-specific information


Leveraging a RACI Matrix for Information Governance

A retail example