Continuing Education/Training

First Manage Your Data, Then Learn to Operationalize It

Thursday Mar 10, 2022
11:00am - 12:30pm CST


Hosted by SAS. DIR is an educational sponsor under the Technology Today Series (TTS)

Thursday, March 10, 2022 | 11am-12:30pm CT | Register Here

With the passage of SB 475 during the 87th Legislature, Texas government took a great leap forward in establishing standards for the management and security of the public’s data. However, establishing data governance is just the first important step. When properly managed, data can be operationalized to increase organizational efficiencies, improve constituent service, and anticipate operational needs across one or even multiple agencies.

This session is intended for agency executives, IT leaders, and the newly minted Data Management Officers who are tasked with performing these critical activities and who are interested in learning best practices, aligned with the state’s objectives, for creating a forward-leaning Data Management Strategy.


Mary Anne Hopper leads the SAS Management and Advisory Consulting Practice. Mary Anne has over 20 years of experience helping clients develop and execute strategies in areas such as data management, data governance, master data management, and reporting and analytics. Her global experience spans multiple industries and subject matter areas including financial services, retail, education, government, manufacturing, partner management, website analytics, supply chain, and health and life-sciences. Mary Anne is a co-author of the SAS Data Management Framework and SAS Data Governance Maturity Model.

Stefanos Kapetanakis is a Systems Engineer supporting SAS’ Southeast US State and Local Government teams. Stefanos is a subject matter expert, in data management, data visualization, and modeling. He is in his third year with SAS helping state and local governments grow their analytics maturity and modernize their strategies and systems. Prior to joining the team, Stefanos studied Mathematics, Data Analysis, and Data Visualization at the University of Texas at Austin.

Date & Location

Date & Time

Thursday Mar 10, 2022
11:00am - 12:30pm CST


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