Big Data Governance/about-data-science-council-of-america/dasca-governance
HOME About DASCA DASCA Governance

DASCA meets its commitment to all-round excellence by ensuring that its clients and customers are served best by global experts on the highest of standards, and all its activities and services stay loyal to the knowledge and qualification needs of all its stakeholders.

  • 01

    DASCA Stakeholders

    While technology and Data Science professionals are the reason DASCA exists, organizations developing technologies, tools, applications and solutions related to big data are DASCA’s primary stakeholders. Next come user-organizations that deploy Data Science to correct their strategic postures, enhance their competitiveness, refine their business concepts, and optimize their value-delivery systems. Additionally, national governments and international bodies promoting and deploying Data Science technologies for growth drive some of DASCA’s key initiatives. Hence, accountability to excellence is the paradigm guiding all strategies, actions and decisions taken at DASCA.

  • 02

    Accountability to Excellence

    DASCA certifications, services, programs, initiatives, and experiences for all stakeholders are managed on standards that are second to none. Following the most stringent of global norms on credentialing mechanisms and practices, DASCA ensures that its certifications continue to inspire respect, reliability, and trust among professionals and employers around the world. Accountability to the industry; continuous interface with technology stakeholders, and following of ethical credentialing practices are core to DASCA’s ethos of governance, ensuring that all DASCA services, programs, and initiatives are always designed, managed, and delivered in consideration of the needs and the voices of all data science stakeholders.

  • 03

    Service Quality Management

    To ascertain the highest-quality experience and services for its candidates and stakeholders, DASCA engages specialist 3rd party organizations. Services and support related to candidate registration, exams and assessment, content and logistics are handled by expert teams of DASCA service-provider organizations. All DASCA exams are conducted on the ExamStrong online platform. Digital badges for certified candidates are issued by CredBadge™. Global education management and credentialing-services leader Academik America manages backend and frontend processes related to customer deliveries and services. As a global leader in credentialing support solutions, Academik America also takes care of DASCA’s needs for data, research, content, and management of various vendors on the credentialing value chain. Not the least, specialist content-providers and publishers produce print and online study and exam-preparation resources for candidates.

  • 04


    The DASCA governance system includes several advisory boards, zonal councils, and committees for managing exams, standards development, partnering, certification & credentialing processes, and accreditation. Zonal Advisory Boards generate informed opinions on the requirements of credentialing mechanisms and DASCA certifications in their respective zones. The Certification Board (DPCB) is responsible for validating the professional knowledge framework and certification exams. The Ethics Control Council (ECC) is responsible for defining the ethical framework and guiding, planning, and controlling the practice of the Code of Ethics worldwide. Volunteering DASCA-certified professionals make up more than 80% of the experts and specialists in DASCA boards, councils, and committees at any given point in time. DASCA certification-holders and senior technology professionals interested in volunteering in any of these DASCA councils, committees, and boards can contact us here.

Stay Updated!

Keep up with the latest in Data Science with the DASCA newsletter.


This website uses cookies to enhance website functionalities and improve your online experience. By browsing this website, you agree to the use of cookies as outlined in our privacy policy.

Got it