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EKG Foundation is pleased to announce that Diane Alexander is set to lead Maturity Model Organization Pillar workgroups.

The Organization Pillar Workgroups meet weekly on Thursdays, Noon NYC/5pm London. 
Sign up here

About Diane Alexander
Diane Alexander is a business strategy facilitator, change manager, and enterprise architect.  Presently is a Principal Consultant at Knowledge Enablement Partner Resources.  She develops and deploys innovative and value-focused sustainable business change that leverages key emerging technologies.  In addition to contributions to the EKGF organization, she also works with the Open Biological and Biomedical (OBO) Foundry to develop their organizational, cultural and ontology governance program and contributes to their ontology development.


Industry experience includes global multi-modal logistics, telecommunications, gas and electric utilities, retail, insurance, defense, and financial services.  Diane is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Six Sigma Black Belt.  Roles have included software developer, tester, requirements, IT audit, business process improvement, data architecture, ontology design, enterprise architecture program development, compliance and risk program development, project and program management.  She is a US Air Force veteran, and worked on command and control computer systems, after being commissioned through the ROTC program at the University of Illinois.


The Enterprise Knowledge Graph Maturity Model (EKG/MM) is the industry-standard definition of the capabilities required for an enterprise knowledge graph.  It establishes standard criteria for measuring progress and sets out the practical questions that all involved stakeholders ask to ensure trust, confidence, and usage flexibility of data.  Each capability area provides a business summary denoting its importance, a definition of the added value from semantic standards, and scoring criteria based on five levels of defined maturity.

EKG/MM covers four essential capability areas, called “pillars”, which are grouped by the main constituencies in an enterprise: Business, Organization, Data, and Technology, each of which includes standard evaluation criteria for measuring the maturity of the design, implementation, and maintenance of an EKG.


The Foundation hosts open working sessions to debate the contents toward the achievement of consensus. Anyone who is interested in joining the workgroup can Sign up here.

EKG Foundation released Maturity Model version 1.0 in November. Organization Pillar workgroups are just beginning. Right now is a great time to join and participate.

How to Join Organization Pillar Workgroup
The links to join the Organization Pillar and other workgroups are below.

  • Technology Pillar Workgroup meets Mondays, 11:30 a.m. NYC/4:30 p.m London  Sign up here  (lead: Omar Khan)

  • Business Pillar Workgroup meets Tuesdays 11:00 a.m.NYC/4:00 p.m. London  Sign up here (lead: Jacobus Geluk)

  • Data Pillar Workgroup meets  Wednesdays 11:00 a.m.NYC/4:00 p.m. London Sign up here (lead: Pete Rivett)

  • Organization Pillar Workgroup meets Thursdays, noon NYC/5:00 p.m London. Sign up here (lead: Diane Alexander)

Join the conversation and contribute to the EKG body of knowledge.  

About EKG Foundation
Enterprise Knowledge Graph Foundation was formed in April 2020 to promote semantic standards and best practices to support the growing enterprise knowledge graph marketplace. A consortium of data management and semantic technology advocates, EKG Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on the growth of semantic technology, the adoption of best practices, and the implementation of a shared infrastructure for evaluating data quality. EKGF's members participate in weekly open working sessions to debate and develop a consensus in order to provide guidelines for the development and deployment of an enterprise knowledge graph. The principles emphasize shared meaning and content reuse that are the cornerstone of operating in complex and interconnected environments. The first edition of EKGF’s Enterprise Knowledge Graph Maturity Model will be released in early November 2021.


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