Changing the Data Game with Open Metadata and Governance

Many organizations want to make better use of data but they hit problems in finding, understanding, using and distributing data. It's a complex landscape, technically, organizationally and legally. Learn about how IBM and HortonWorks, together with ING, are pioneering an open metadata and governance ecosystem through the Apache Atlas project.


Mandy Chessell
Distinguished Engineer
Mandy Chessell CBE FREng CEng FBCS is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Mandy is a trusted advisor to executives from large organizations, working with them to develop their strategy and architecture relating to the governance, integration and management of information. She is also driving IBM's strategic move to open metadata and governance through the Apache Atlas open source project. More information about Mandy’s work and publications can be found on LinkedIn: and her blog at