What is Data Governance?

Gregory Johnson

Co-Founder and CEO

What is Data Governance?

“ Data Governance is an approach to everything you do to ensure data meets goals across its lifecycle and processes to support people.

October 7th, 2021 – Every organization on the planet needs data governance. Every industry uses data and leverages operations from software to physical labor to get things done. Data when used can be an asset or liability.  The abundance of data makes it sometimes difficult to operate due to regulatory compliance or privacy. Still organizations that navigate both areas successfully see benefits in cost and efficiency.
  • Compliance – proof that data is used to meet internal/external requirements
  • Management – accurate and timely data to make decisions
  • Operations – accurate data to manage inventory or fleets to lower costs 
  • Data – trustworthy and high quality data to train models
How is Data Governance used?
“ Data Governance is an approach to managing data across a cycle from how that data is acquired and all the way to how that data is disposed of. 
Data Governance revolves around standards that are typically data policies.
Example of Internal Data Policies
  • Who can access the data and what kind of data can be accessed?
  • How should the data be gathered, stored, and later processed? 
  • Can the data be deleted or should there always be a system of record?
Example of External Data Policies 
  • Industry Associations ( Open Point Charge Protocol)
  • Government Agencies ( Electronic Logging Devices)
  • Stakeholders ( Google’s General Transit Feed Specification) 
What are the benefits of Data Governance?
  • Control Costs – Manage resources effectively by removing data silo’s. 
  • Regulatory Compliance – Avoid risks in complex environments of operation
  • Faster Decisions – Make strategic decisions using data for better outcomes
  • Risk Management – Monitor risk strategically across your organization
  • Access Control – Track who has access to what and when
  • Customer Relationships – Strengthen relationships with data audits
Cloud Data Governance
As more organization move to the cloud more consider risks of the cloud
  • Secure Data: Most of the largest cloud providers like Microsoft and Google offer secure places to store data on the public cloud.  Still it’s important to navigate what offerings are available on each platform for your business.
  • Compliance: The largest cloud providers offer tools for GDPR, CCPA, HIPPA, PCS on their cloud environments. 
What is Data Governance on DataGovs?
We created a Governance System (Govs) so people with little experience can have easy tools to organize, model, and drive outcomes with data for physical operations. Our model starts with compliance of data looking at existing standards and regulations then applies that across your data to execute data governance seamlessly in everyday work. Our solution was designed for teams that are non-technical to support technical teams in faster decisions that result in safe, efficient, and sustainable operations. 
Our Features Support:
  • Data Quality: At each phase of your data cycle monitoring quality of data. 
  • Data Stewardship: Enables the stewards of data to save time on tasks.
  • Data Management: Integrates with data tools and apps to manage data.
  • Data Annotation: Tools to label high quality training data using pre-existing models.
  • Data Reports: We support in our dashboard or 3rd parties data visualization.
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What is OCPP?

Gregory Johnson

Co-Founder and CEO

What is OCPP?

Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) is the shared language between Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and data exchanged with EV Charge Software vendors. Today most EV Chargers do not support this open protocol. The standards adoption will grow as more providers rush to scale and expand their EV networks due to favorable regulation and funding  in the US. 

OCPP is now a protocol DataGovs support on our platform to help deploy better EV data solutions across providers at scale.

How does It work?

If devices speak the same language it makes it easier to detect, monitor, and improve operations. Standards like OCPP support this in an open way for networks of electric vehicle charger stations. 

Perks of the OCPP standard

  • Open Source – The standard makes it easy for others to contribute and access because the code is public.
  • Free Standard – The standard is free to adopt and is not limited by proprietary software costs or licensing.
  • Open Market – The standard supports an open market of innovation by creating options for providers.

Who’s Involved 

The Open Charge Alliance (OCA) is a global consortium of public and private players promoting the standard. 

OCA was founded in 2014.




$1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill by US President


OCPP 2.0.1 is published


The Official OCPP 1.6 Certification Program is launched


OCPP 2.0 is published

Promoting Open Data 

At DataGovs we built data services and software that supports firms to deliver OCPP on top of an API that will support better communication between manufacturers, software providers, and installers of EV Charge Stations. 

EV Charging API for Operators & Developers with DataGovs:

  • Save Time: Implementing OCPP from scratch by recommending your developers and engineer teams to use our free API. Launch in weeks not months better data communication.
  • Connectivity: Use us to find the right SIM card and connectivity solution at scale across all your devices, assets, and 3rd party dashboards. 
  • Trusted Compatibility: Support a wide range of OCPP compatible charging stations while testing for quality data and device support.
  • Get ready for scale: Whether it’s 1 or a thousand chargers we can integrate with charging management providers at a pricing that meets the needs of a startup or an enterprise.
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