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

June 2004 Newsletter

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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
tbd

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

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Sheila Goodson
Wells Fargo Bank
(925) 686-7148
zgoodson@wellsfargo.com

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

 

JUNE 2004 MEETING

Wednesday, June 2, 2004 at:

State Compensation Insurance Fund
One So.Van Ness Avenue (at Market Street)

2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA

AGENDA

8:30 9:00 Continental Breakfast

9:00 9:15 Welcoming Remarks

9:15 10:15 The Exchange Tail And The Management Dog
A Fundamental Assessment Of XML Data Management

10:15 10:30 Break

10:30 11:45 Continued Presentation

11:40 12:00 Questions and Wrap-up

12:00 Lunch Restaurant to be announced at the meeting

 

 

"They are able because they think they are able.

- Virgil

Information Resource Management: Setting Standards for Excellence

DIRECTIONS

  

Directions to this month's meeting:

State Compensation Insurance Fund
One So.Van Ness Avenue (at Market Street)

2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA

From the East Bay:

From I-80 W to 101N/MISSION ST exit toward VAN NESS AVENUE/GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE; turn right onto MISSION ST/US-101 N., continue on 101N ending at 1 S. VAN NESS AVE.

From the Peninsula:

Take101N/MISSION ST exit toward VAN NESS AVENUE/GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE; turn right onto MISSION ST/US-101 N., continue on 101N ending at 1 S. VAN NESS AVE

BART/MUNI:

2 blks from the CIVIC CENTER BART STATION-
BART Exit is on 9th, building is close to 11th.

MUNI VAN NESS station is just at the corner.

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PRESENTATION

 

THE EXCHANGE TAIL AND THE MANAGEMENT DOG
A FUNDAMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF XML DATA MANAGEMENT

There isn't anything hotter than XML these days. Vendors step onto each other to get into the act, for fear nobody will pay any attention to them otherwise. And users jump on the bandwagon so as not to be "left behind". It's déjà vu.

In all the hoopla, the important basic questions are not being asked. What data management problems does XML solve, if any? Is it really revolutionary? Was it necessary? How does it compare with existing technology?

To answer such questions, XML must be evaluated within the appropriate foundation framework. This is the purpose of this presentation.

Fabian Pascal has a national and international reputation as an independent technology analyst, consultant, author and lecturer specializing in data management. He was affiliated with Codd & Date and for 20 years held various analytical and management positions in the private and public sectors, has taught and lectured at the business and academic levels, and advised vendor and user organizations on data management technology, strategy and implementation. Clients include IBM, Census Bureau, CIA, Apple, Borland, Cognos, UCSF, and IRS. He is founder, editor and publisher of DATABASE DEBUNKINGS, a web site dedicated to dispelling persistent fallacies, flaws, myths and misconceptions prevalent in the IT industry. Together with Chris Date he has recently launched the DATABASE FOUNDATIONS SERIES of papers that also serve as text for his seminars. Author of three books, he has published extensively in most trade publications, including DM Review, Database Programming and Design, DBMS, Byte, Infoworld and Computerworld. He is author of the contrarian online columns Against the Grain (www.dbazine.com/), Setting Matters Straight (www.tdan.com/), and Test Your Foundation Knowledge (Journal of Conceptual Modeling).


NOTICES


PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE FOR JUNE

 

Program Director Opening

The SF DAMA Board still has an opening for the Program Director position. The duties of this position include:
· Arrange speakers for monthly meetings
· Prepare and send invitation and thank-you notes to speakers for monthly meetings
· Take the speakers to lunch after monthly meetings
· Provide input about speaker topics and backgrounds to Communications Director
· Introduce speakers at monthly meetings
· Provide list of planned speakers for 2-4 months in advance
· Solicit membership for ideas on meeting agendas and speakers
This is a very important and interesting job. If you feel that the job is too time-consuming, you can partner with another person and share the duties. This is what we did last year. Please contact me if you are even slightly interested. We will not let you fail.


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.

- DM 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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2004 SF DAMA Meetings Schedule
(
All meetings start at 8:30 a.m. and are at the following location unless otherwise noted.)

Date

Topic / Location

 

 

 

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