San Francisco DAMA Newsletter

Data Management Association, Inc.
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
268 Bush Street, Suite 2523
San Francisco, CA 94104
http://www.sfdama.org

February 2004 Newsletter

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(click here to download MS Word version of the newsletter)

DAMA Board

PRESIDENT
Dan Weller
APL, Limited
(510) 272-8126
dan_weller@apl.com

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR
Satwant Bal
Pacific Bell
(925) 867-6498
sb3517@sbc.com

TREASURER
Francois Cartier
eModelers
(650) 588-2470
fcartier@emodelers.com

PROGRAM DIRECTORS
Sherrie Herbold
Williams Sonoma
(415) 402-3275
sherbold@wsgc.com

Robert Hollies
Lampstand Computing
(650) 655-2197
hollies@lampstandcomputing.com

RESOURCE DIRECTOR
Lynn Johnston
Pacific Bell
(925) 823-9572
lj2675@sbc.com

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Phil Long
APL
(510) 272-8335
Phil_long@apl.com

DAMA DAY DIRECTOR
Wendy Wood
Pacific Bell
(925) 823-8042
ww1693@sbc.com

 

February 2004 MEETING

Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at:

SBC
370 Third Street, EMBARC Room
San Francisco, CA

AGENDA

8:30 - 9:00

Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15

Welcoming Remarks, Dan Weller

9:15 - 10:15

Information Resources Roundtable hosted by Intel Introductions and agenda by Gregg Wyant. Part 1 Data Architecture & Data Quality: Gregg Wyant (Intel), Juanita Mercado (Inovant), Nicholas Khabbaz (eModelers), Cass Squire (IBM)

10:15 - 10:30

Break

10:30 - 11:45

Part 2 Data Warehousing & ETL: Gregg Wyant (Intel), Rainer Shoenrank (McKesson), Nicholas Khabbaz (eModelers), Cass Squire (IBM) Part 3 Metadata Management: Gregg Wyant (Intel), Juanita Mercado (Inovant), Cass Squire (IBM)

11:45 - 12:00

Wrap-Up

12:00

Lunch - restaurant to be announced at the meeting

"Character is the architecture of the being.

- Louise Nevelson

Information Resource Management: Setting Standards for Excellence

DIRECTIONS

  

Directions to this month's meeting:

SBC
370 Third Street, EMBARC Room
San Francisco, CA

  • From the East Bay:Take the Harrison St exit on the left toward EmbarcaderoTurn left onto Harrison St.Turn right onto 3rd St
  • From the Peninsula:Take I-80 E towards Bay Bridge/Oakland/Seventh St/US-101NMerge onto I-80ETake the Fourth St exit towards EmbarcaderoMerge onto Bryant StTurn left onto 3rd St
  • BART: Exit the Montgomery BART station.  SBC is three blocks south of Market

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PRESENTATION


Information Resource Management Roundtable

Senior Data and Information Resource Managers are cordially invited to participate in an IRM roundtable on February 4, 2004, hosted by Intel's Chief Data Architect, Gregg Wyant.

Topics of Discussion

  • Enterprise Data Architecture and Data Quality
  • Data Warehousing and ETL
  • Metadata Strategy and Initiatives

Intel is hosting this IRM roundtable with the intent to leverage the individual DAMA chapter networks to compare & contrast actual IRM strategies, implementations and successes.

Intel expects this activity to provide participating companies with an understanding of the actual strategies, experiences, successes, challenges and costs encountered with IRM implementations on a practical level.

Intel extends this invitation to all companies who are willing to participate from the DAMA San Francisco chapter. The expectations of participants are to bring knowledge, lessons learned and experiences to share with other companies and participants.

 

NOTICES

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE FOR FEBRUARY  

DAMA DAY 2003

Our annual December DAMA Day was a great success. The speakers were very knowledgeable and interesting, the facility was great, the food was good, and the renewed friendships and new acquaintances were wonderful. Plus, for the first time in four years, we actually made a little money on the affair.

I'm sure that I speak for the entire chapter by giving a huge THANK YOU to Wendy Wood for the great job she did in managing this most difficult affair. This was her third year as DAMA Day Director and certainly this year, the third time was a charm. Wendy's management skills, perseverance, imagination, and her innovative ways of solving problems contributed to this success. Please seek out Wendy and thank her for a job well done.

I would also like to thank all of the other volunteers who helped plan, setup, and run DAMA Day. It takes a great deal of work to make this a smooth running event.

In addition, I would like to especially thank Embarcadero Technologies and Venturi Technology Partners for their sponsorship of the lunch and snacks respectively. Please remember our sponsors when you are in need of any of the products and services that these two companies offer.

Last, our gratitude to SBC for providing the excellent facilities and allowing all of the DAMA guests to occupy their office. SBC's generosity was a key factor in returning DAMA Day to a profitable event.

DAMA DAY 2004

Wendy has informed me that she already has the keynote speaker and topic lined up for this year's DAMA DAY. It will be again held at SBC in San Francisco in early December 2004.

 

BOARD ELECTIONS

Its that time of year again. Nominations for the 2004 2005 board members will be opened at the February meeting. Elections will be held in March for the term that starts in April. Any member may run for any office. All that I ask is that you be prepared to take ownership and responsibility if you win a board position. The duties of each office are posted on our web site: www.sfdata.org .

Here's the list of offices and current candidates:

Office

Candidate

Comment

President

Dan Weller

Definitely my last term. Challengers welcome.

DAMA Day

Wendy Wood

Incumbent

Treasurer

Francois Cartier

Incumbent

Membership

Satwant Bal

Incumbent

Resource

Lynn Johnston

Incumbent

Communications

Open

Both webmaster and marketing responsibilities. Knowledge of FrontPage would be useful.

Program

Open

Arrange for the monthly speakers. OK if more than one person wants to share this office.

 

OTHER RESOURCES

- Business Intelligence Tutorial by IBM - This tutorial provides an end-to-end guide for typical business intelligence tasks. It has two main sections: data warehousing and multidimensional data analysis. http://bi.ittoolbox.com/documents/document.asp?i=1300

- D M Review magazine - http://www.dmrview.com

- DAMA International - http://www.dama.org

- Data Administration Newsletter - http://www.tdan.com

- Data Modeling - http://www.datamodel.org

- Data Warehousing - http://www.datawarehousing.com

- General data administration discussion group that have over 500 members. There are hundreds of topics available for browsing or you can start your own thread. - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dm-discusss

- Modeling tool specific discussion groups along with a generic data modeling discussion area. - http://www.InfoAdvisors.com/userlists.htm

- Real-World Decision Support (TWDS) Newsletter -- http://www.ewsolutions.com/Newsletter.asp

- Ron Ross' Business Rules Journal - http://www.brcommunity.com -

SACRAMENTO VALLEY DAMA CHAPTER - http://www.damasac.org

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2003 SF DAMA Meetings Schedule
(
All meetings start at 8:30 a.m. and are at the following location unless otherwise noted.)

Date

Topic / Location

March 3

Subject to be announced. Location: APL, 1111 Broadway,
Oakland, CA 94607

April 7

Subject to be announced. Location: APL, 1111 Broadway,
Oakland, CA 94607

 

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