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Sunil Soares, founder
Sunil Soares, founder

Sunil Soares is the founder and managing partner of Information Asset LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations build out their information governance programs.

Prior to this role, Sunil was the Director of Information Governance at IBM. Sunil has worked with more than a hundred clients across six continents and multiple industries including banking, insurance, life sciences, retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, oil and gas, healthcare and government.

Prior to joining IBM, Sunil consulted with major financial institutions at the Financial Services Strategy Consulting Practice of Booz Allen & Hamilton in New York. Sunil lives in New Jersey and holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Information Asset LLC
Harrington Park, NJ
ph: 201-693-2216
alt: 201-750-2423


NEW: Data Governance Fundamentals Course in Chicago, IL - February 5 - 6, 2013

Course Objective The class will lay out data governance fundamentals in a non-technical manner for both business and IT professionals.  It will use key concepts from Sunil Soares' three books and his experience from multiple client engagements.

Big Data/ Data Governance Publications

By Sunil Soares

Sunil's first book: The IBM Data Governance Unified Process details the fourteen steps and almost one hundred sub-steps to implement an information governance program. The book has been used by several organizations as the blueprint for their information governance programs, and has been translated into Chinese.

By Sunil Soares

Sunil’s second book Selling Information Governance to the Business: Best Practices by Industry and Job Function reviews the best practices to approach information governance by industry and function.

By Sunil Soares

Sunil’s third book Big Data Governance: An Emerging Imperative will review the application of information governance for different types of big data such as social media, machine-to-machine, big transaction data, biometrics, and human generated data.


Information Governance Health Check

  • Identification of underlying business problem requiring information governance

  • Identification of executive stakeholders

  • Development of 90-day plan focused on people and process

Information Governance Assessment

  • Creation of high-level business case

  • Establishment of charter for information governance council

  • Development of six-month roadmap focused on people, process and technology

Information Governance Engagement

  • Creation of detailed business case
  • Establishment of charter for information governance council
  • Articulation of roles and responsibilities
  • Mapping of information governance policies to key business processes
  • Development of 18-24 month roadmap that includes people, process and technology

Features by Information Asset on Data Quality Pro

Expert Journal
Big Data Governance by Sunil Soares, a book review

Sunil Soares has carved a niche for himself as a thought-leader and practitioner within the world of Data Governance. In his latest book, "Big Data Governance: An Emerging Imperative" he breaks new ground by exploring the many challenges and strategies required for Governing Big Data.

Delivering Big Data Governance in Telco: Interview with Sunil Soares of Information Asset, LLC

Sunil Soares, founder of Information Asset, LLC and one of the world's leading expert practitioners/ authors on the subject of Big Data and Data Governance recently took time out to answer the Big Data questions that are challenging Telecoms leaders today.