EDM Council and NDMO cooperate to improve data management culture across Saudi Arabia

New York, NY:- EDM Council, a cross-industry trade association focused on best practices in data management and analytics, has entered into a cooperative agreement with the National Data Management Office (NDMO), part of the Authority Saudi Arabia for Data and AI, to raise awareness of data literacy and establish a national culture of data management across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia). The deal makes NDMO the first member of the EDM Council in Saudi Arabia.

A key element of this cooperation will be for the EDM Council and the NDMO to translate the DCAM™ – the Data Management Capability Assessment Model in Arabic to meet the needs of KSA. DCAM has been instrumental in helping companies around the world and across multiple industries implement the best practices needed to successfully drive data management in their organizations.

In addition to the translation of the DCAM into Arabic, the cooperation will make it possible to:

  • Provide virtual open courses, dedicated courses and certifications in data management and data literacy best practices through the EDM Council and its strategic partner eLearningCurve
  • Enable NDMO to benefit from the EDM Council’s extensive global network of members and regulators
  • Help foster an ecosystem of data management training partners in Saudi Arabia
  • Establish special interest groups and forums for data management professionals in Saudi Arabia

This cooperation with the EDM Council is an important step in promoting better data management practices nationwide. Data is quickly becoming one of the most important assets of any organization. It is therefore imperative that companies put in place the necessary protocols not only to manage them, but also to analyze them and take advantage of the information they can provide.

In addition to addressing data management best practices, DCAM ensures that an organization’s data can support digital transformation, advanced analytics such as AI and ML, and data ethics.

“Bringing DCAM to data management professionals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and helping them establish a strong data management culture is a watershed moment for the industry and the country,” said John Bottega, Chairman of the EDM Council. . “This is an exciting new undertaking for the Council and we look forward to beginning to work with the NDMO team to support their implementation of these capabilities across the country.”

The cooperation agreement will be officially presented during the Global AI Summit September 13-15 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


About the EDM Council

EDM Council is the global association created to elevate the practice of data management and analytics as a business and operational priority. The Council is the leading global advocate for the development and implementation of data standards, best practices, and comprehensive training and certification programs. With over 300 member organizations worldwide from the Americas, EMEA and Asia, and more than 20,000 data management professionals as members, the EDM Council offers data professionals a place to interaction, communication and collaboration on the challenges and advances of data management and analytics as critical organizational functions. To learn more, explore edmcouncil.org and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About the National Data Management Office (NDMO)

The National Data Management Office is a government authority concerned with data and artificial intelligence and has jurisdiction in all matters related to the exploitation, research and innovation in the field of data and intelligence. ‘artificial intelligence. NDMO is part of the Saudi Data and AI Authority and is responsible for managing, digitizing, enriching and activating national data as a national asset to build national capacity, assets and their governance. Its mission is to protect personal and sensitive data by developing the strategies, laws, policies and regulations required to ensure their application and compliance. To learn more, visit https://sdaia.gov.sa/ndmo/?Lang=en.

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