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Data Excellence

Data Excellence supports the Institute Strategic Plan’s Lead by Example focus area. Specifically, the initiative advances the following goal, objectives, and strategy:

To lead and inspire by example by creating a culture of deliberate innovation

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Pillars of Data Excellence at Georgia Tech

Our approach to Data Excellence is rooted in three pillars: Management, Protection, and Value. These pillars are foundational to our success and guide the work that is being done in six focus areas of Data Excellence.


Sound governance and management of data underpin its access, security, and use across the Institute.


Security and privacy of data safeguards information from compromise, corruption, or loss.


Data helps drive important decision-making and empowers us to tell amazing stories.

Leading by Example

Guided by the Institute Strategic Plan (ISP), Data Excellence supports objectives to be a leader in leveraging data analytic tools and processes to inform decision-making and be an example in the protection, management, and governance of data. These objectives inform the pillars of Data Excellence and guide work in six strategy areas.

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In the Works

Data Excellence is rooted in a mission to not only transform data governance and management practices but reimagine how data is leveraged to make decisions and drive positive change. The initiative also drives a culture around data security and privacy that applies ownership and responsibility to each member of Georgia Tech.

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Georgia Tech Strives for Data Excellence

Georgia Tech is taking steps to reshape its data strategy as part of the multi-year, multi-phase Data Excellence initiative.

CIO Blog – Data Excellence

We formally introduce the multi-phase, multi-year Data Excellence initiative at Georgia Tech. I’m extremely excited to share details around this initiative, which directly supports the Institute Strategic Plan and brings together leaders from across