I have been working in the topics of data quality Management, data architecture management and data governance for over eight years. As a senior consultant for data quality and master data management at IBM Germany as well as doctoral candidate at the University of St. Gallen I gained broad experience in customer projects with leading industrial companies. Thereby, I experienced the challenges of data governance and learned what critical success factors have to be taken into account. During my work as research assistant at the Competence Center for Corporate Data Quality Management at the University of St. Gallen, I extended and deepened the scientific foundation of my practical know-how and completed my doctoral thesis on data architecture management.